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PM101 - Managing Time - Your Key to Success

4 hours

A course designed to discuss various time management tools and how their use can affect profitability and productivity for you and your company. Group discussions will help you learn what tools other people or companies use and the results they have achieved. Basic project scheduling will also be discussed briefly, time permitting.


PM102 - Take-off to Higher Profits

4 hours

This course will focus on the "nitty gritty" techniques for accurate and efficient quantity material and labor take-offs. Topics will cover how to create more accurate estimates in a more timely manner and some rules of thumb for various quantity take offs in a residential construction.


PM103 - Quality Control Techniques

4 hours

This course will examine quality control techniques including TQC and other means of partnering with trade contractors to implement a zero-defect construction process.


PM104 - OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Safety Course - Part 1

8 hours

Since 2000, more than two million people in the construction industry have been trained by OSHA’s 10 and 30-hour outreach programs. Step up your safety strategy by learning how to: *Write and maintain an effective safety program your employees will adopt *Understand the relationship between insurance premiums and jobsite safety *Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and hazard communication to properly handle hazardous substances *Anticipate what to expect from an OSHA inspection, including your rights *Comply with OSHA standards for hand tools, electrical, personal protective equipment, and excavations, thereby avoiding fines (In order to receive a course completion card from Federal OSHA, you must also complete PM204 within 90 days.)


PM105 - Safety Pays: A Practical Approach to Safety on Your Jobsite

4 hours

Not all companies are alike, and not all safety programs work for everyone. Customization is key, and customization is exactly what you’ll get by attending! This class is packed with practical safety tips that put money in your pocket and protect employees on the jobsite. Topics range from creating a safety program that complies with OSHA standards to understanding your safety program’s impact on insurance premiums. Remember, jobsite safety is the responsibility of all owners, employees, and subcontractors on today’s construction sites.


PM107 - Building Codes

4 hours

Builders and remodelers need to execute projects that comply with relevant codes and standards. This course explains why regulations are written, which agencies write them and how to deal with the representatives of those agencies. Topics include state and local building departments, plan review, permits, inspections, code enforcement and the appeals process. You will also discuss changes to the 2006 NC Residential Building Codes.


PM108 - How Much Should or Could I Make?

2 hours

Perhaps the top question on most builders’ minds relates to how much profit can I or should I make on my jobs. This course will examine the answers to that question as it applies to repairs amd remodeling to high end custom houses. Profitability will be examined from multiple dimensions including break even analysis, manpower capitalization, and more. Get the answers you have been looking for.


PM109 - Final Walk Through - the Buyer Orientation

2 hours

All construction/ new home builds/ remodel projects have a final walk-through. This meeting can be stressful to the General Contractor and the Client. This course will help identify best responses to client/agent tolerances with respect to workmanship, home inspector opinions and warranty liability. This course provides resources for General Contractors to create an educational tone to the meeting rather than a simple search for cosmetic deficiencies. Outlining a Walk-Through procedure, this course aims to strengthen all contractors leading to project success and Client happiness.


PM201 - Completing Your Projects on Time

4 hours

An in depth look at the basics of project scheduling and how to create a schedule by hand. We will also take a brief look at MS Project and discuss how its use can save time and money as compared to conventional methods of scheduling.


PM202 - What Does It Really Cost?

4 hours

This course will look at different types of estimating and producing systematic, consistant estimates for higher profitability. We will discuss how to come up with your desired mark up so you can price projects to your clients and know you will be making a profit. We will focus on taking the guess work out of estimating.


PM203 - Maximizing Your Profits: Cost Control

4 hours

Maximizing profits begins in the field. Learn how to implement field management tools to complete projects on time in budget with zero defects.


PM204 - Fall Protection - Part 2

4 hours

Of all jobsite injuries and fatalities, more than half result from the same type of accident—falls. So why don’t contractors pay more attention to fall hazards and the safety programs that can prevent injury or even death? Often, they do not realize they are at risk. By attending, you will learn to: *Recognize and reduce fall hazards *Connect fall protection with productivity and profitability *Effectively use guardrails and harnesses *Establish safety procedures for ladder and scaffold use *Comply with OSHA standards to avoid costly fines *Protect yourself against third party litigation (In order to receive a course completion card from Federal OSHA, you must also complete PM104 within 90 days.)


PM205 - Back to the Basics

8 hours

As Home Builders and Remodelers, we are all Project Managers. This course will challenge participants to clearly identify their public brand while breaking down the process of Phased Project Management from pre-conception, creating policy, controlling materials and crossing the finish line with a successful approach to the final customer walk through. Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS


PM206 - Getting the Best from your Hispanic Workforce

4 hours

This course will provide you with the tools necessary to build a great relationship with Hispanic employees. Course materials will cover a useful list of Spanish words and phrases with pronunciation tips, a management plan for Hispanic teams or individuals, ideas for creating working relationships between various groups of employees and much more.


PM207 - The Construction Industry and the ADA

4 hours

The construction industry plays an essential role in providing facilities that comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Moreover, the cost and difficulty of correcting inaccessible features after construction is completed can be tremendous. Some of the goals of this course are to develop and understand the ADA requirements, list possible business opportunites associated with the ADA, describe potential impact of non-compliance, discuss specific design specificiations in the Standard, and generally develop an understanding of how to use the Standards for Accessible Design to determine the ADA requirements for new construction.


PM208 - Project Management 101

4 hours

All Contractors are project managers. Designed to identify and strengthen contractor knowledge, this class will review the five basic elements of phased project management; Initiation/Sales, Planning/Design, Monitoring/Controlling and Close phase with content and a comprehensive selection of photos. This course is relevant to all regardless of job title or position.


PM303 - Trade Contractor Relationships

8 hours

In today's construction industry, changing technologies, increased litigation and desperation to find good, quality labor had made good Trade Contractor relations more important than ever. This course will focus on the ups and downs general contractors face in finding good trade contractors and training them in communications, scheduling and understanding the legal challenges, all while building long lasting relationships with the trades.


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By attending NCBI classes you will not only gain valuable information to further your business, but you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other industry professionals experiencing the same challenges in today’s marketplace.
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