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All Workshops Are Free - 1st Session: May 19

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All Workshops Are Free

Registration Now Open For 2019

ALL SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO BUSINESSES IN CONSTRUCTION OR THE BUILDING SECTOR.  PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BUSINESS OR IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NOT IN THESE SECTORS AS YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE DENIED.

 

No matter what your company’s specialty, you will benefit from the information taught by our industry subject area expert trainers.   Each session offers training in key areas to help you become more knowledgeable to achieve greater profitability.

 

Our goal is to provide business owners and key managers with a professional, supportive structure using teaching, coaching and mentoring to help you learn and understand essential concepts to become more effective and productive in tomorrow’s construction industry.

 

Program Topics AND Program Dates are:

  1. June 1 –   Introduction to Blueprint Reading

  2. June 15 – Responding to RFPs

  3. June 22 - QuickBooks

  4. June 29 – Estimating and Take Offs

 

 

  1. June 1 –   Introduction to Blueprint Reading – This session will cover foundation skills in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Yet, many emerging and established construction firms do not know how.  Number of hours: 3

  2. June 15 – Responding to RFPs - Construction Requests for Proposals, otherwise known as RFP’s, are the most formal type of request in the construction industry. An RFP is most often used when there is a specific project. The company who requests a proposal outlines the scope of work that will need to be performed, and a contractor then responds detailing how they would execute that work, and what it will cost. A well-constructed RFP aims to provide a solid understanding of the scope of a project, such as square footage and costs, while also allowing flexibility for contractors to set themselves apart from the competition.  A well-constructed RFP can help avoid confusion and save valuable time and money.  Number of hours: 3

  3. June 22 - Using QuickBooks - This course will show contractors how to use QuickBooks. They will learn many things during this session like creating invoices from estimates and how to do "progress invoice", create and manage "change orders", receive deposits from customers/clients, determining profit or loss by job, billing customers for reimbursable expenses, tracking workers time and mileage by job and calculating salary expenses per job.  This session will be available for remote access to participants who cannot attend the in-class session.  Number of hours: 3

  4. June 29 - Estimating/Take Offs – Take offs, is a part of the cost estimating process in the construction industry. Estimators use construction blueprints, either manually or electronically, and start "taking off" quantities of items they will need from those blueprints in order to prepare part of the estimate. Examples of possible take offs, include the number of light fixtures needed in the building plan or the amount of wiring needed for the electrical work. Number of hours: 4

Total number of hours for this cohort: 13

Cohort Sponsored by City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services

 

Accepting Applications for 2019 Sessions

Deadline: May 30th

Meet The Trainers

Elizabeth Purdy

June 1 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading

Sergio Silva

June 15 - Responding to RFPs

Alexander Hiller

June 22 - Introduction to Quickbooks for Contractors

Rosmond Williams

June 29 - Estimating and Take offs