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2014 National Lumber Burlington Contractor Night, April 22




Contractor Training, Building Seminars, Contractor Events and More

National Lumber hosts a variety of events throughout the year and we invite you to join us. Sign up for our email list and you will be invited to future events.

Plan now to attend these upcoming events, and be sure to RSVP as directed for each.

Below are some of the latest events that we are hosting or sponsoring.

 
2014 Newton April Spring Vendor Days

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CSI Institute

12 Hour Two-Day Combination CSL Training
Presented by The Construction Supervisor Institute (CSI)

Tuesday, April 15 & Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hosted by National Lumber
245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA
Training Room, 2nd Floor
7:30am-2:00pm both days

Days includes coffee / juice / pastries in the morning.
Lunch in the afternoon.

Attendance Fee: $295.00 - includes both days.

This course is eligible for 12 Massachusetts CSL CEU's.

As of July 1st, 2011 continuing education is required for all Construction Supervisor Licensees in the state of Massachusetts.

Construction Supervisors need to acquire this course curriculum for continuing education under the new e-licensing format from the Department of Public Safety.

This material will include the 12 hour educational requirements needed...

  • Building Codes & Continuing Education
  • Energy Conservation
  • Workplace Safety
  • Lead
  • Business Practices & Workman's Compensation

The information being presented is the exact material that every Building Department, Architect and Engineer is being trained on.

Who Should Attend: Residential & Commercial Builders, Remodelers, & Trade Professionals in the Construction Industry. Anyone holding a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License.

Register here.

You can email Cathy Wnek, Course Coordinator,  or call 978-566-1366 or email info@csi-institute.net for more information on upcoming classes.

DISCLAIMER: National Lumber is hosting this event for your convenience, and not responsible for the event being offered. Registration and the content are handled by an outside company. By clicking on the links you will leave the National Lumber website and be taken to another company's website.

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Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston

BRAGB's 12-CEU Course for
Massachusetts CSL Renewal

Presented by the Builders and Remodelers
Association of Greater Boston

Questions? Call BRAGB at 617-556-0057

Course developed and taught by
LeadSMART Training Solutions. 
Peter Lawton, Instructor 

Hosted by National Lumber
245 Oakland St, Training Room, 2nd Floor
Mansfield, MA 02048 (map)

 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

and -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:30am - 3:30pm 

(Attendance on both days is required)    

$265 for BAGB members, $295 non-members (both days, 12 CEU's)

Earn 12.0 CEU's (Continuing Education) toward Construction Supervisor License renewal in all of the required topic categories. This course fulfills the requirements for Unrestricted License Renewal and exceeds the requirements for Restricted and Specialty License Renewal.  Includes morning coffee and lunch each day.

Register here!

Day One: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Workplace Safety: Ladders, Nail Guns, and Hand Tools
8:30 am to 10:30 am
2.0 Total CEUs in the category "Workplace Safety" 

Addresses the safety issues pertaining to basic tools that many tradesmen handle on a daily basis.  Class begins with a detailed look at ladders:  types, ratings, material, usage, inspections, and training.  A ladder inspection form is provided to guide students to employ a JOB SITE SAFETY PROCEDURES MANUAL for their field use.

The class then deals with commonly-used hand tools. Touching upon several categories ranging from non-powered, powered, pneumatic (nail guns), powder actuated and jacks.   Covers a wide range of topics dealing with hazard recognition, PPE requirements, basic safety tips and training.

During the ladder portion, there is an emphasis on the role of the “competent person” regarding safe procedures on the job site.  This section is intended to illustrate and emphasize the job foreman’s personal obligations to those under his/her direction.

The MA Residential Code for CSLs Code Review, and "Building Planning"
10:45 am to 12:45 pm
2.0 CEUs in the category "Code Review"

Staying up to date, navigating, and understanding the code is of paramount importance to Construction Supervisor License holders.  The "8th Edition" is now the code of record in Massachusetts.  Did you know it's made up of the 2009 International Residential Code and separate MA amendments?  And what are the reference codes to be aware of? This class provides an overview of the current code format and ways to navigate the component pieces, and goes into the "Building Planning" sections of the 8th edition (Chapter 3), with an introduction to key code standards for various home elements, applicable to both new construction and remodeling projects.

Lunch Break: 12:45 - 1:15 PM  For your convenience, lunch is provided in the classroom.

Weatherizing your Kitchen and Bathroom Projects    
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
2.0 Total CEUs in the category "Energy" 

This class will identify and explore the areas of a typical kitchen or bath project that today's remodelers and builders must take into consideration regarding energy preservation/conservation, from design considerations to insulation and ducting. Material selections and installation practices are discussed, taking into account the various code regulations that might alter how you approach your project.

 

Day Two 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Workers Comp Insurance for Contractors
8:30 am to 10:30 am
2.0 Total CEUs in the category "Business Practices"

Guest Presenter:  Tom Messier, Mason & Mason Insurance

Controlling Workers Comp and other insurance costs begins with a thorough understanding of the system.   Topics to be covered in this session include:

Workers Comp Rating and Inspection Bureau (WCRIB);  Definition of covered workers;  Special considerations for Corporate Officers, sole proprietors and members of an LLC;  Subcontractors and their workers — coverage and how they affect your pricing; Plans for contractors and ways to pay for them; Strategies to reduce Workers Comp expenses; The Experience modification factor; Controlling your losses:  culture of safe work practices on your jobsites; Rates, classification and premium; Properly classifying employees;  Understanding the different classifications within "Carpentry";  MA Construction Classification premium adjustment program.  

Lead-Safe Practices On the Construction Job Site
10:45 am to 12:45 pm
2.0 CEUs in the category "Lead-Safe Practices"

Designed to give builders, remodelers, painters, and other construction contractors a vital overview of lead and safe procedures to have in place when working in the presence of this poisonous material, the class will address:

The history of lead and how it affects us; Safe work practices when lead is present;  Protecting oneself while working; The concept of CCP: "Control, Clean, and Protect";  Dust Containment;  Cleaning your site and yourself.

The focus is on methods of field practices as well as decontamination procedures to protect the worker and their families. This course is not intended to provide required RRP certification training but to focus on keeping clients, workers and worker families safe from the poison engaged at our worksites.

Lunch Break: 12:45 - 1:15 PM  For your convenience, lunch is provided in the classroom.

Project Management for Residential Construction and Remodeling:  Running the Job for Profitability AND Customer Satisfaction
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
2.0 Total CEUs in the category "Business Practices"

Designed to give builders and remodelers a vital, fundamental overview of project management with a focus on the two most important outcomes:  profitability for the contractor and satisfaction by the customer. We will stress the crucial importance of those two concepts to a successful, sustainable business, and will walk through the key operations one must employ to achieve this success. From proper planning to having systems in place to manage the fixed and anticipated details, a smoothly-run, carefully planned project is a profitable one, and also should deliver on the expectations of the client. The course will give a summary of essential project management components, including preparation and estimating, production, administration, and client hand-off.

Continuing Education Notice
All classes listed have been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards for Continuing Education Credit toward the Construction Supervisors License. The credits are earned in the topic/categories listed and as quantified above.

Click here for a guide for What You Need to Know Now about the new CSL Continuing Education Requirements >> 

Space is limited, and class is subject to selling out. Must pre-register to attend.  

Register here!

Questions?  Call 617-556-0057.

Cancellation Policy 
Up until 10 days Prior: Cancellations made up until 10 days prior to the date of the class will receive a refund, less a 15% processing fee. That processing fee will be retained by BRAGB. Or, full credit for amount paid can be applied to a future BRAGB class.

9 days Prior and Less: For cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the class, no refund will be given. No exceptions. No-shows, or cancellations the day of the class or later forfeit registration fee in full. Cancellation notice must be made in writing to BRAGB via email to John Connelly.

For information about BRAGB Membership and upcoming events, visit them online at www.bragb.org

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The Contractor Coaching Partnership

Click here to register

NEW! ESTIMATING WORKSHOP for Residential Remodelers, Home Improvement Contractors and Trades.

This course is eligible for 4 Massachusetts CSL CEU's
CSL Continuing Education Approval CS-7809
Business Practices (2 hours) | Elective (2 hours)

Friday, April 18, 2014
8am to 12:00pm

Sign up Now! Seating is Limited To 25 Attendees
$179.00 per person

National Lumber Training Room
2nd Floor, 245 Oakland Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 (map)

Instructors:  
Shawn McCadden and Mark Paskell

Class Requirements
Attendees will be required to bring their own laptop computer to the class.
Your computer must have Microsoft Excel 2007 or a more recent version. You must be able to work with the Microsoft Excel software loaded on your computer. Please note that this is NOT an excel training seminar. We will provide electrical connections for your computer.

Receive 4 Excel Estimating Templates
We will provide you with Excel estimating templates and show you how to use them in the class estimating sample projects.

Click here for more details and to register online for the 4/18/2014 New Estimating Workshop.

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The Contractor Coaching Partnership

OSHA 10 Contractor Training 6 CEU's for Mass CSL'

Thursday, April 24, 2014 and Friday, April 25, 2014

4/24/2014 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch included.
4/25/2014 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program

Hosted by National Lumber in our Training Room, 2nd Floor
245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA 02048

This course is for employees, carpenters, laborers, foremen and supervisors with safety and health responsibilities for their employees' safety and health awareness.

These courses are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards for credit hours towards Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Requirements.

Click here for more details.

To register online, click here or email mark@thecontractorcoachingpartnership.com
You may also call 978-422-6354 (Please speak slowly and leave your phone number.)

NOTE: Your contact information will be kept private.

DISCLAIMER: National Lumber is hosting this event for your convenience, and not responsible for the event being offered. Registration and the content are handled by an outside company. By clicking on the links you will leave the National Lumber website and be taken to another company's website.

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The Contractor Coaching Partnership

Construction Supervisor License CEU Training Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time each day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch included.

Choose from 2-Day Training $295.00 = 12 CEUs for the 2 days OR

1-Day 5 Core Requirements Training $179.00 = 6 CEUs for this one day.

Hosted by National Lumber in our Training Room, 2nd Floor
245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA 02048 (map)

These courses are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards for credit hours towards Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Requirements.

Classes Day 1, instructor Shawn McCadden
Coordinator: CSL-CD-0078, Course Number: CS-7803
Course Title: "Estimating, Pricing and Producing Successful Construction Projects"
This day covers Small Business Finances, Finding the Right Customers
and Strategic Estimating & Proposals
You will earn 6 CEUs in "Business Practices"

Classes Day 2, instructor Mark Paskell
Coordinator: CSL-CD-0078, Course Number: CD-7804
Course Title: "Core CEU Requirements for MA CSL License Holders, 6 CEU"
This day includes the 5 core requirements.
Specialty license holders (Roofing, Windows and Siding, Insulation, Masonry, Demolition, Burning Fuel) can sign up for just this day to get their 6 credits.

Click here for more details and to register.

To register online, click here or email mark@thecontractorcoachingpartnership.com
You may also call 978-422-6354 (Please speak slowly and leave your phone number.)

NOTE: Your contact information will be kept private.

DISCLAIMER: National Lumber is hosting this event for your convenience, and is not responsible for the event being offered. Registration and the content are handled by an outside company. By clicking on the links you will leave the National Lumber website and be taken to another company's website.

 

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Presented by Phil Sheehan
Construction Safety Institute of New England

Authorized OSHA Trainer | Certified EPA/RRP Trainer
Providing Construction Supervisor License Renewal Courses

CSL 2-DAY TRAINING, 12-HOUR COURSE
Thursday, May 8, 2014 AND Friday,May 9, 2014
(7:30am-3:00pm both days)

If you are interested in finding another date to take this course,
email Phil Sheehan or call him at 508-208-2631.

Please click here for a PDF flyer with more information
and a class schedule through December 2014

SAFETY DOESN'T HAPPEN, ACCIDENTS DO.

Contact Phil Sheehan at philsheehan@verizon.net to register for training.

(508) 208-2631 | P.O. Box 132, Norton, MA 02766
constructionsafetyinstituteofnewengland.org

DISCLAIMER: National Lumber is hosting this event for your convenience, and not responsible for the event being offered.
Registration and the content are handled by an outside company. By clicking on the links you will leave the National Lumber website and be taken to another company's website.

 
 

 

Contractor Events

NEWTON ONLY - Spring Vendor Days. Take your coffee break with us and learn about great products.
Click for April flyer


REGISTER NOW!
Contractor Appreciation Night in Burlington will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm


Training Events

What you need to know about MA Continuing Education Requirements

No OSHA training classes are currently scheduled.

Click on the event date for more information


April 15 & 22, 2014
(7:30am-2:00pm)
12 Hour Two-Day Combination CSL Training
Presented by The Construction Supervisor Institute (CSI)
Register here
$295 Attendance Fee
Morning refreshment and light lunch included.
12 CEU's for this training
Hosted by National
Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA


April 16 & 23, 2014
(8:30am-3:30pm)
12-CEU Course for MA
CSL Renewal,
Sponsored by BRAGB
Instructor Peter Lawton, of LeadSMART Training Solutions
Questions? Call BRAGB at 617-556-0057
Register here
Class Fee: $295
BRAGB members: $265
Includes morning coffee and lunch each day.


NEW WORKSHOP

April 18, 2014
(8:00am-12:00pm)
ESTIMATING WORKSHOP
4 CEUs
Shawn McCadden and The Contractor Coaching Partnership Inc. presents a class for residential remodelers, home improvement contractors and trades.
Instructors:
Shawn McCadden
Mark Paskell
Sign up Now! Seating is Limited To 25 Attendees
$179.00 per person
Receive 4 Excel Estimating Templates
Register here
Hosted by National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA


April 24 & 25, 2014
(8:00 am-4:30 pm &
8:00 am to 11:30 am)
OSHA 10 Contractor Training 6 CEU's for Mass CSL
Presented by The Contractor Coaching Partnership, Inc
Register here
$225 Attendance Fee
6 CEU's for this training
Hosted by National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA

April 29 & 30, 2014
(8:00am-3:00pm) Construction Supervisor License, Massachusetts 2-Day CEU Training
Presented by The Contractor Coaching Partnership, Inc.

Day 1 - Shawn McCadden Day 2 - Mark Paskell Register here
$295 Attendance Fee
(lunch included)
12 CEUs for this training Hosted by National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA


May 8 & 9, 2014
(7:30am-3:00pm)
Construction Safety Institute’s 12-Hour CSL/CEU Course for MA Construction Supervisors License Renewal

Register here
$199 Attendance Fee
Lunch not included
12 CEU's for this training Hosted by National
Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield, MA
Click here for PDF flyer


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