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Scheduled Training Courses 2022/2023

Below are the scheduled course dates for the upcoming season. Under each class, we list multiple dates, once a class is filled we will open the next available.  Please click on the course date to register. Course dates are subject to change due to enrollment, weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. Pre-registration is required. Cancellation policies may differ by course, but a participant who cancels five days or less before the scheduled date will be responsible for the advertised price. As courses fill we typically add more dates.

AGC Maine and AGC New Hampshire have partnered for Education and Development. Both chapters’ membership are given exclusive member pricing and opportunity at AGC Maine. 

AGC Maine Training & Events Calendar

 

CRAFT / SPECIALIZED TRAINING – 

Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Certification Course

Course Summary:

o Necessity and purpose of Erosion Control

o Methods of Erosion Control (e.g., riprapping, mulch, and sediment barriers)

o Proper selection, installation, and maintenance practices

The course is of primary interest to contractors, but also beneficial to municipal code enforcement officers, engineers, and public works employees. The Course is required for certification in Erosion Control practices.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [February 23, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-basic-advanced-erosion-control 

*ReCert Class [March 9, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-basic-advanced-erosion-control—recert

[May 4, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/may-2023-basic-advanced-erosion-control

 

Erosion Control Plans & Good Housekeeping **NEW CLASS**

This training will be of particular interest to construction site managers implementing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), municipal officials, code enforcement officers, and inspectors.

In this class, participants will be exposed to:

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

Inspections and record keeping requirements

Common erosion and sedimentation control Best Management Practices

Installation, maintenance, and ways to ensure compliance.

**This class qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-12pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [May 11, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/may-2023-erosion-control-plans-good-housekeeping

 

Stream Crossing Installation Techniques **NEW CLASS**

During this 4-hour introductory course, participants will be exposed to aspects of stream crossing design such as structure selection and sizing, requirements for aquatic organism passage, regulations related to new and replacement stream crossings, as well as tools and techniques for the installation of crossings that minimize the impact of construction activities on the stream to maintain water quality and provide fish passage.

This training is intended to be provide a resource for road managers and association members, town officials, contractors, and watershed organizations as an introduction to proper selection and installation of stream crossings throughout Maine.

This class qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit for individuals Certified in Erosion Control Practices by Maine DEP.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 5, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/stream-crossing-installation-tech 

 

Flagger Trainer Certification

Course Summary

o All privately employed flaggers must have training consistent with the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.” This course will train and test participants to be the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) “Flagger Certifiers,” who are responsible for training and certifying employees within their own companies to be flaggers.

This course allows you to train flaggers under your employment. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-2pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [February 20, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-flagger-trainer-certification

[April 10, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2023-flagger-certifier

 

DOT Controls **NEW CLASS

As a supervisor or management personnel, ensuring your drivers are at a minimum in compliance with the DOT will not only help with roadside inspections, but also increase roadway safety as well as reduce costs, downtime, exposure to lawsuits and claims.

o Understanding how to help your drivers with the compliance big picture as well as  what specifics you can focus on in your roll is key – and this course will help equip you for that role.

o In addition to a boots on the ground review of DOT compliance, you will walk away with resources to help you, help your drivers in the field.

Time: 8am-12pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 23, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/dot-controls

 

Construction Layout **NEW CLASS

Construction Layout with Total Stations and GPS hosted Maine Technical Source

o Attendees should have a basic understanding of construction layout.

o This seminar will introduce layout with robotic total stations, GPS and tablet computers.

o The workflow will introduce the CAD file used for the tablet and the equipment used for one man layout.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 26, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/layout

[April 6, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2022-construction-layout

 

NFPA 241 **NEW CLASS

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

o Describe the importance of fire safety at a construction site

o Describe fire prevention measures that should take place at a construction site

o Recognize hazards that contribute to common types of fires at construction site

o Take personal action to help keep construction sites safe from fire

Time: 8am-1pm

Dates: [February 6, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-nfpa-241

 

HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher

Course Summary:

o Guidance to safely work in hazardous environments

o Cleanup of hazardous waste sites

Course assists in satisfying the annual training requirement of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) rule, found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [February 9, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-hazwoper

 

Incident Investigation **NEW CLASS

Participants can plan to learn:

  • How to determine which incidents warrant investigation
  • How to use effective investigation and interviewing techniques to gather complete, objective and accurate data
  • How to analyzing incidents to identify root causes
  • The human relations aspects of incident reporting
  • What data to include in investigation reports
  • Hazard control measures and follow-up

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 6, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-incident-investigation

 

Fall Protection Competent Person**NEW CLASS

This Competent Person 24 hour intensive program addresses the statutory requirements under OSHA focusing on 29 CFR1926 Subpart M –Fall Protection and the ANSI standard Z359.2-2007.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish the importance within the culture of prevention
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policies
  • Identify fall risks of the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall protection equipment including care and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall rescue equipment
  • Effect a successful:
    • self-evacuation
    •  ladder rescue
    • lowering of a remote casualty
    • raising of a remote casualty
    • rescue of another in descent

Time: 8am-5pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 29-31, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-fall-protection-competent-person

 

Silica Training Part I Overview and Part II Competent Person

Training Course on OSHA’s “Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica” standard
(1926.1053) to include: (Part 1-Two Hours)
• Review of the OSHA Standard
• Elements of training workers with silica exposure
• Discussion of Table 1, and which Tasks most apply to Maine Firms
• Discussion of how to address Tasks not on Table 1
• Discussion on the Exposure Control Plan
• Overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Competent Person


Competent Person/Detailed Standard Discussion Training (Part 2-One Additional Hour)
Presentations of Competent Person course on OSHA’s Silica Standard. The course will also serve as a detailed discussion of the standard, touching on topics not included in Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standard (Part 1). Attendees therefore could include those wanting to become a Competent Person, those wanting to know what should be presented for Competent Person training, i.e., “train-the-trainer”or those wanting more information about the standard than was presented in Part 1. As a pre-requisite, attendees in the Competent Person course must have attended the Overview of OSHA’s Silica Standard (Part 1).
Elements of the Competent Person training will include:
• Detailed discussion of the OSHA Standard (beyond that discussed in Part 1)
• Detailed discussion of Table 1, and which Tasks most apply to audience
• For Tasks not on Table 1, discussion on how to assess potential exposures and identify controls
• Detailed discussion on the Exposure Control Plan and how to eectively implement it
• Review and discussion on how to make “frequent and regular” inspections of job sites, materials, and equipment
• How to conduct industrial hygiene monitoring for silica
• Record keeping

Time: 8am – 12pm

Date: [TBA]

 

CRANE & RIGGER/SIGNAL TRAINING – 

Qualified Rigger and Signal Person

Course Summary:

o Standard/non-standard signals for crane or derrick construction site

o Factors that affect communication

o Crane dynamics

o Basic rigging techniques/calculations for various loads

o Written and practical test for signaling

o Written test for rigging

Certificate and pocket card is issued upon passing and completion of the exam.

Course meets the requirements of OSHA regulations. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [December 6, 2022] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/december-2022-qualified-rigger-signal

[January 11, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/qualified-rigger-and-signal-person

[February 9, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/qualified-rigger-and-signal-personfeb

[March 8, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-qualified-rigger-signal-person

 

NCCCO Crane Certification Preparation Course and Exam

Course Summary:

o Prepares students for the NCCCO examinations

o Comprehensive description on updated qualifications for operators

o Detailed walk-through of the testing process

Exam held at AGC Maine. The fee includes food and study material. Five-Day Class.

*written tests, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 16-20, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/nccco-crane-certification

[February 13 – 17, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-nccco-crane-certification

[March 20-24, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-nccco-crane-certification

 

Articulating NCCCO Crane

Course Summary:

o Instructor will work with students to understand all the qualifications for operators and walkthrough

the testing process.

The registration fee includes food and study material. Three-Day Class

*written tests, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 13-15, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-nccco-articulating-crane

 

SAFETY TRAINING – 

Construction First-Aid & CPR Training

Course Summary:

o Learn common first-aid techniques to injuries on the job site

o Fundamentals of CPR (practicing on a CPR Dummy)

Complete OSHA and MSHA require training in both First-Aid and CPR.

Students will receive a 2-year certification upon completion. One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [December 19, 2022] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/december-2022-first-aidcpr

[January 31, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/first-aid-cpr

[February 28, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-first-aidcpr

[March 28, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-first-aidcpr

 

OSHA 10-Hour Training

Course Summary:

o A basic course recommended by OSHA as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. OSHA 10 is the standard in the industry for any entry-level and a must for supervisors and foremen who manage sites. AGC Maine provides a higher level of training by incorporating current fire supervisors and foremen who apply the principles of safety in life experiences useful to everyone on the job site today.

AGC Maine will issue a card certifying completion. Two-Day Class.

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 30 & 31, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/osha-10-hour-training

[February 27 & 28, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/feb-2023-osha-10-hour-training

[March 27 & 28, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-osha-10

 

Work Zone Safety Supervisor Course

This course provides a working knowledge of the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009) and will include:

o Principles of traffic control

o Installation and removal techniques

o Safe traffic control areas for workers, motorists, and pedestrians.

One-Day Class.

Time: 8am-1pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [December 19, 2022] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/december-2022-work-zone-safety-supervisor

[January 10, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/work-zone-saftey

[February 7, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-2023-work-zone-saftey

[March 7, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/march-2023-work-zone-safety

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING – 

Elevate Your Leadership (**New Class**)

The Critical Role of the Supervisor 

We know that a large percentage of employees do not quit a company, but rather quit their boss or supervisor. Good Supervision is the key to success in any organization large or small. In this course we will discuss the disconnect between what managers want, and what employees need and how to bridge that gap to create a cohesive team. We will cover key qualities of a great supervisor, commons supervisory pitfalls and create a roadmap for participants to improve their own skills.

Coaching and Counseling 

In every leadership role, there are times where employees need support and guidance. Knowing the difference between coaching and counseling, and when to provide each is critical to your success. During this class, leaders will learn how to handle declining performance indicators and which tools are best used to support struggling team members.

Dealing with Difficult People 

Every day difficult people enter our lives and leave us frustrated, drained and angry. In the workplace we can’t simply avoid the challenging person, but rather must learn to modify our own behavior. We will cover the basic principles of communication and some basic communication tools and skills.  In this workshop participants will learn how to diffuse challenging situations, and will leave feeling less stressed, and more in control when interacting with difficult people.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is a key component of success in any work environment. It is a natural by-product of people having different needs, interests, ideas and goals. No matter what your job, you will face conflicts both large and small, and the ability to recognize and deal with conflict is a core skill necessary to thrive. In this program we will cover causes of conflict within an organization, techniques to manage those conflicts and the benefits to resolving conflict quickly and thoroughly

Four-Day Virtual Series, Zoom details to be distributed with registration.

Time: 9am-11am (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [April 7 & 14, 2023] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/april-2023-elevate-your-leadership

 

Emerging Leaders Fundamentals (Formerly “Construction Leadership Institute”)

Preparing future leaders in Maine’s construction industry by providing opportunities for professional growth and exploration, networking, and a chance to address current and future constriction-related issues. Students in the ELF program will leave with advanced skills, resources, and shared knowledge from a working group designed to move the industry into the future.

Course Summary:

o Defining Leadership & Personality Profiles

o Legislative & Public Policy

o Communication & Crisis Management

o Managing Safety & Quality

o Negotiating Skills & Dealing with Conflict

o Global & Regional Impacts on Construction

o Customer Relations, Adding Value

o Legal & Contract Issues

o Managing Employee Issues

o Financial Basics

o Workers Compensation

o Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Seven-Day Series on Fridays 

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [02/03, 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/emerging-leader-fundamentals

 

Construction Supervision Fundamentals

The CSF course is designed for aspiring front-line leaders who are looking to learn the entry-level management skills to lead construction activities. This is a 25-hour in-seat course consisting of nine sessions.

Students will receive certification upon completion of all nine sessions.

Course Summary:

o Session 1: Team Management

o Session 2: Project and Team Leadership

o Session 3: Communication Skills

o Session 4: Time Management and Project Scheduling

o Session 5: Risk Management

o Session 6: Construction Law and Contract Documents

o Session 7: Problem Resolution

o Session 8: Productivity and Cost Control

o Session 9: Skill Development

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise), Four-Day Class.

Dates:  [01/24, 01/25, 02/1, 02/02] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/construction-supervisor-fundamentals

[02/21, 02/22, 03/01, 03/02] https://agcmaine.ticketspice.com/february-march-construction-supervision-fundamentals

 

LEAN Construction Program

Lean Construction is a combination of operational research and practical development in design and construction with an adaptation of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the end-to-end design and construction process.

This is a certificate program that consists of seven units. Following the completion of all seven units, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Constrictions and be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-LC) credential.

Course Summary:

o Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems

o Unit 2: Pull in Production

o Unit 3: Workstructuring

o Unit 4: The Last Planner System

o Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

o Unit 6: Lean Design and Preconstruction – Choose by Advantage Training

o Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles and Tools

Time: 12pm-3pm (virtual) (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBA]

 

ABOUT 

In our facility in Augusta, we have a training room for thirty-five students. We teach safety courses, professional development, and introduce new products to the people who use them every day.

At AGC you can expect to learn from industry leaders who apply their knowledge on the job site. We offer general courses available to members and non-members geared towards the industry. Our training director works with companies to create custom-tailored training putting together the necessary components.

From new innovative delivery methods using online training or hands-on instruction, AGC Maine offers a learning mechanism for everyone. Oversight for our training and new development is spearheaded by industry leaders on our workforce development committee. Members meet monthly to discuss the training and assess the needs. As expected this process allows for the continued development of opportunities.