The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area's mission includes the support of educational initiatives within our community. With education as one of the foundations of our association, we offer a variety of opportunities and venues for professional development and education that include the following and more.
Lunch & Learn - Interim Code Options for the 2015-2018 Code Cycle - IS IT REALLY AN OPTION?
Enjoy lunch with your fellow industry professionals and learn about the latest code updates.
Presented by Rich Derks, Garfield Township Building Inspector and Bruce Remai, Director/Building Official Grand Traverse County Construction Code.
January 17, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Most building professionals are aware that huge amounts of energy are still being wasted every day in homes due to inefficient heating and cooling systems, water heating equipment, leaky duct work, and poorly insulated and air sealed attics, walls and basements. However, the science and technology have improved significantly over the past decade.
The unique year-long High Performance Building Class IV will enhance your awareness of new products and methodologies when it comes to building an energy efficient home. It is intended to provide building industry professionals with information about the newest techniques and products that can benefit your customers, our community and the environment.
The course will utilize the book Musings of an Energy Nerd: Toward an Energy Efficient Home by Martin Holladay which will be provided. Martin is among the most respected journalist in the field of green building. Read Martin Holladay's bio here.
Classes will be held from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
on either be the 3rd or 4th Wednesday
of the month starting January 2019.
Jan. 23, 2019
Feb. 27, 2019
Mar. 27, 2019
Apr. 24, 2019
May 22, 2019
Jun. 26, 2019
July 24, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Sep. 18, 2019
Oct. 23, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019
Dec. 18, 2019
HBAGTA EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS
The HBAGTA is proud to work with these amazing educational partners to bring you a wider scope of classes. From online classes to a more formal education, turn to the HBAGTA and our partners for your educational needs.
Please select "HBAGTA" in the
"How did you hear about us?"
box when checking out.
$100 Special Gift Certificate courtesy of Kingsley Lumber & Hardware
for each student who successfully completes the course!
CPR & First Aid Certification
Are you prepared to handle most jobsite injuries? Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?
Recent changes in the law require that contractors ensure that at least one person with a valid certificate in first aid training shall be present at each worksite to render first aid. In addition, where a single employee worksite exists, the employer is required to have a written plan that is communicated to all employees. Further, medically approved first aid kits are required on site.
Join us for a course that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and peace of mind that you can handle worksite accidents and emergencies. Upon successful completion of the class, you will receive the American Heart Association First Aid Certificate.
Jan. 25, 2019
9am - 3pm
Mar. 15, 2019
9am - 3pm
May 17, 2019
9am - 3pm
The focus of this course will be on the most commonly used scaffolds in the construction industry including ground supported, suspended, mobile, and rough terrain forklift scaffolds. Instructors will review the regulations in Part 12, importance of training on hazards associated with scaffolds, and resources for employers who use scaffolding. Students will have opportunity to take part in an exercise using a scale model frame scaffold..
Jan. 29, 2019
8:30/9 am - 4pm
This 10-hour program presents an overview of MIOSHA regulations for the construction industry. Detailed information is presented to enable the participant to develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. An overview of MIOSHA inspection procedures is presented, as well as the most frequently cited MIOSHA violations in the construction industry. Participants gain detailed information regarding construction and health standards relative to the industry. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing hazards and describing safe work practices to eliminate or control those hazards.
Feb. 12 & 13, 2019
8:30/9 am - 4pm
Attendees at this training will review the MIOSHA Part 45, Construction Safety Standard for Fall Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations. Examination of recent fatal falls in construction and discussion of the latest fall protection techniques for construction will be covered. This class will also cover fall exposures for residential construction and MIOSHA fall protection criteria.
March 12, 2019
8:30/9 am - 4pm
Electrocutions continue to be one of the leading causes of fatalities in construction. This MIOSHA program will explain and illustrate the primary electrical hazards in and around construction. There will be special emphasis on the importance of recognizing and eliminating hazards in order to avoid shock and/or electrocution in the work place. Also covered in the program will be MIOSHA standards that apply to electrical hazards; what constitutes a fatal amount of current and when overhead lines need to be de-energized. (Revised 05/23/11)
- Explain the primary electrical hazards in construction
- Review the MIOSHA standards that apply to electrical safety in construction
- Explain ways to avoid electrical hazards in construction
April 23, 2019
8:30/9 am - 4pm
The prestigious CAPS designation classes will be available in March 2019! All three classes are required for the NAHB designation, but if you are interested in only one or two of the classes, sign-up!
Marketing & Communicating with the Aging-In-Place Client
March 6, 2019
Design Concepts for Livable Homes & Aging-In-Place
March 7, 2019
Details & solutions for Livable Homes & Aging-In-Place
March 8, 2019
"The HBA CAPS Certification course offers a wealth of information to any builder or other professional, interested in expanding their knowledge of incorporating spaces for seniors or anyone requiring additional accommodations, with the goal towards staying in their existing home. This valuable class can help improve your business for a growing market. " Mike McCumby, Saxton-McCumby Builders, Inc.
Class Sponsorship Opportunities
Education is one of the HBAGTA’s Core Values: We know a well-educated membership is the cornerstone of the home building industry. We believe that the HBAGTA has the possibility and opportunity to facilitate learning for every member and that every member has the obligation to acquire new knowledge, skills, values, and habits to support the communities perception of our industry.
The following are the marketing opportunities associated with being an Education Course Sponsor:
- Display table to promote your products and/or services to class attendees.
- 1-2 minutes at the start of the class for a brief introduction to your company, products, and services.
- Company logo on the HBAGTA Education webpage in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.
- Company logo in the Tuesday Toolbox in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.
- Company logo in any email or print marketing in conjuction with the class you are sponsoring.
All Education Course Sponsorships are $150 each and are on a first come basis.
Contact Debbie with any questions, 231-946-2305.