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May
24
Fri
2019
Construction Contracts & Law -Tom Cooper
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Construction Contracts and Law

Protect your business against legal problems with well-written contracts. Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legalstaff, so it’s important to understand basic contract law. This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation. You will learn about mandatory and optional provisions, warranties and arbitration procedures. Special emphasis is given to trouble shooting contracts for detrimental provisions.

As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe elements, benefits and interpretation principles of contracts.
  • Describe contracts recommended for builders and remodelers (sales agreements, construction contracts, remodeling contracts, warranties and subcontractor agreements), including mandatory and optional provisions.
  • Identify additional resources related to construction law.
  • Explain how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation. 

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Architects,planners, designers
  • 50+housing, commercial, custom, production and small volume contractors and builders
  • Insurance agents
  • Lawyers
  • Real estate agents
  • Remodelers
  • Subcontractors and specialty trades

NAHB Designations

This course is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB, CGR

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: 
CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM.

Additional Credit Information

6 AIBD CEU. All face-to-face and online education provided by NAHB is approved by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) for continuing education units. Members of the Institute seeking credit must self-report by submitting a form and providing verification of attendance or completion. Credit is awarded as 1.0 CE unit per contact hour. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ONLINE

Questions? Contact Louise Brown at (334) 834-3006

Need to pay by check, click here to download a registration form to mail in with your payment.

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Estimating & Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations – Tom Gotschall
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable BusinessOperations

The ability to effectively prepare for a project is vital to your success. Project preparation consists of multiple processes that work together and, when performed effectively, increase your efficiency and profitability, improve client satisfaction and enhance team and vendor relationships. Come away with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Illustrate how estimating and scheduling work together to effectively set up the project.

  • Identify the fundamentals of estimating to identify the costs (not the selling price).

  • Use spreadsheets and packaged estimating systems.

  • Identify the fundamentals of scheduling.

  • Illustrate the schedule as a key communication tool.

Who Should Take This Course?

Small-volume builders, custom builders,remodelers, production builders, project managers, and lead carpenter

NAHB Designations

This course is required for the following NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

This course can serve as an elective for the CGA designation.

This course provides six hours of continuing education for these NAHB designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB,GMR, CSP, Master CSP, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM.

Additional Credit Information

6 AIA/CES LU: NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects(AIA) Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by NAHB. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.

6 AIBD CE: All face-to-face and online education provided by NAHB is approved by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) for continuing education units. Members of the Institute seeking credit must self-report by submitting a form and providing verification of attendance or completion.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ONLINE

Contact Louise Brown for more information. 334-834-3006

 Need to pay by check, click here to download a registration form to mail in with your payment.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Customer Service – Michael LeCorgne
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Customer Service

Make your business grow by keeping your clients happy during and after the sale. This course teaches you how to manage every phase of customer interaction from the initial contact through construction, the warranty period, and beyond. Keep your customers satisfied with planning, execution and follow-up of your projects and they’ll be spreading good news about you and your company for a long time to come.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand customer expectations and behaviors
  • Set appropriate service criteria
  • Establish quality standards and communicate them
  • Administer the customer service process
  • Know your obligations for warranty service and fulfill them
  • Enhance your repeat and referral sales

Continuing Education Hours: 6.0

Designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, Master CSP

Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA,CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS.

Contact Louise Brown for more information. 334-834-3006

Need to pay by check, click here to download a registration form to mail in with your payment.