This Online Infrared Building Inspections IR training course is a 18 hour course on
theory and application in the use of IR imaging to locate and evaluate energy loss
and moisture problems within building envelopes and insulated roofing systems. This
is an infrared building inspections certificate course that focuses on the two specific
areas of moisture detection and building energy loss, but may be applied to the
training requirements for thermographer certification.
How to train staff to have the correct documentation in place. Ensure that the organization keeps documentation updated and realistic. If an employee is nervous and informs the inspector/auditor wrong information, a strong documentation system will support all of the proper steps that are in place.
What to strive for and whom to ask for help and assistance is always important. If an employee does not know or is unsure of the answer, they need to be aware of whom they may contact, or where they can go for the applicable information. This is key to keep any mistakes to a minimum.
A strong understanding of interviews is important. Do not ramble about what an organization is doing right or wrong. Simply answer the questions, and provide the needed documentation as requested.
The program starts by explaining the benefits of pre-planning. It goes on to explain why the pre-planning process must start as early as possible. There are two reasons why an early start is necessary. The first is the improved operational performance. The second, which is obviously related to first, is to improve the profitability of all stakeholders.
While most people tend to believe pre-planning is important, too many, still don't do it. Therefore, the program addresses the key obstacles to pre-planning.
Real world examples of what to expect, and what to prepare for whenever possible. Not every organization is ready to avoid inspections or fines if they do not have senior staff in place, and/or if they have not been audited in the past.
How to train staff to have the correct documentation in place. Ensure that the organization keeps documentation updated and realistic. If an employee is nervice and informs the inspector/auditor wrong information, a strong documentation system will support all of the proper steps that are in place. What to strive for and whom to ask for help and assistance is always important.
It is just a fact of life that someone on your team, whether you selected them or whether they were assigned to you will be a non-performer. This may be because they are simply not performing to the level desired or it may be an issue of time management, or even an issue of motivation.
How do you know whether to keep these team members on board or replace them? How do you know if you can help them improve their performance?
This course will help participants learn specific techniques to identify potential performance issues, and specific strategies for making sure they don’t cause consistent problems with the team.
As follow up to the Four Barriers For Four Wetting Potentials presentation, this presentation focuses on design considerations for air barrier systems. Products and systems are reviewed and critiqued. Ancillary building enclosure system components are discussed. Problematic areas of the building enclosure system are brought to attention.
The goal of the presentation is to point out critical considerations that should be addressed prior to commencing with the working drawings for a project.
Continuous improvement or Kaizen is about engaging the work force through empowerment to improve performance and innovation. Success is achieved by focusing on key worker motivators. Engaging the workers is critical to a company's success in today's highly competitive marketplace.
Tom Peters has stated that "Tomorrow's victories will go the masters of innovation! Period!" What makes worker involvement critical is the fact that when companies win awards for innovation, most of the ideas come from the workers, not management.
With the proliferation of the use of air barriers in building enclosure systems the potential for problems exists in the industry. This workshop will review the proper planning, product selection, specifications, details and field quality assurance needed for a successful air barrier installation.
The program starts with a list of steps to be taken during each phase of design and construction. Proper exterior wall design based on type of construction and proper material selection based on type of construction will then be reviewed. Details for specific wall construction type and product selection will be then be offered and reviewed. Poor detail examples will also be reviewed and discussed. Finally, quality assurance guidelines will be offered including pre-construction meetings, mock-up review and field inspection recommendations. Examples of problem installations will also be offered with explanations of the problems.
In 2004, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tread way Commission (COSO), issued a principle-based guidance on designing and implementing an effective enterprise-wide approach to risk management. This guidance defines essential components - such as risk appetite, risk tolerance and portfolio view, provides guidance using common principles, and provides counseling and strategy for an effective program.
We manage tasks and activities, and those activities must be performed by people, who must be led. It is not enough to simply be a Project Manager. We must become Project Leaders. Much of this transformation comes from the use of our attitude.
Our attitudes are the most important tool in our toolbox. It costs us nothing to purchase, if we use it well it can gain us everything, and if we use it poorly it can cost us everything. How we use it is up to us. Participants will learn how to get the most from their project team by focusing on key attitude changes.
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption was formed as a committee in 2003 to help combat what was being seen as an epidemic against free trade. Organizations working in the international arena now face greater regulatory challenges to continue practicing, to educate their employees, and to monitor for violations. The legal loophole is spreading and the FCPA has recently held financial institutions liable for not reporting clients who fail to comply with FCPA requirements.
Deficient through wall flashing systems are the predominant cause of water leakage into the through the building enclosure system. The results of such leaks are building enclosure system failures, structural element failures, the growth of mold spores and fungus in building enclosure systems and degraded indoor air quality.
The presentation begins with a brief history of the evolution of through wall flashing systems. Materials and systems currently available on the market are reviewed and critiqued. A series of product specific installation details are reviewed. Finally, through wall flashing system cost data are offered along with a review of the benefits and drawbacks of the various systems discussed.
Business Administration is often very generalized and even more often overlooked by project managers. This course is targeted to teach you the strategic and business administration concepts that are specific to project management.
Too many times we try to manage our projects in a vacuum without awareness of how we impact the company overall, and how the company overall impacts our performance as project managers.
This course will help participants examine issues on the project from multiple viewpoints. While a General Contractor certainly has one perspective on the project, so too do the Owner, Architect/Engineer, Subcontractors, and other Stakeholders. By learning to present issues in the right framework we decrease adversarial behaviors on the project and increase the likelihood that our proposals for additional work will be accepted.
This course offers practical approaches and tools to address human performance issues in GMP related environments by using a specific methodology to correct, prevent and avoid re-occurrence of these issues.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Background on Human Error Phenomena and measurement
Importance of Human Error Prevention/reduction
Quantitative and qualitative information gathering
Why do we need tools for human error reduction programs?
In this session, industry veteran James G. Zack, Jr., will discuss impact damages and what they may include. You will gain a better understanding of impact damages and the issues surrounding this form of damages. This session will also explore 10 types of impact damage claims. For each of the 10 types of impact damage claims, Zack, Jr. will identify and discuss one or more potential defenses owners may employ to analyze and resolve impact damage issues.
Travel pay computations can be complex and confusing, even for experienced payroll professionals. The FLSA and state wage and hour laws require employers to pay employees for all hours worked and include all hours worked in computing overtime compensation. An employee's total hours include all time spent doing work for the employer including time spent traveling on behalf of the employer.
In this webinar expert speaker, Patrick Haggerty will discuss what employers must know, which hours must be compensated, which payments must be included in the regular rate of pay, and how to compute the correct amount of overtime compensation.
This presentation will cover the FDA regulations (21 CFR Subpart J) regarding CAPA, how CAPA should be integrated into other branches of your Quality Management System, how to best approach CAPA (including initiation, evaluation, and follow-up verification), examples of documentation you can use to fulfill the CAPA requirement, as well as tips and tricks to what FDA auditors will look for when they come to visit your site.
In this webinar expert speaker’s James Zack will help you to identify several types of owner claims against contractors and the elements of the burden of proof required of all claimants. The basic requirements concerning damages are covered. The webinar will conclude with an outline of various dispute resolution methodologies.
Stay current on existing construction laws and recent
legislation that affect your business operations.
Choose from a variety of seminar topics. Contractor's
Credit, NASBA, CLE, and other continuing education
credits can be obtained where applicable.