Superintendent Training to Break Record in Orlando
Attendance at the Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) Designation courses at this year’s Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) in Orlando, Fla., on July 14-16 is expected to set another record.
The increasingly popular RCS designation program, offered by Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of NAHB, will be held in its entirety at SEBC for the third consecutive year.
The designation is geared toward aspiring field superintendents and current site personnel who want to improve their job skills and effectiveness. The eight four-hour RCS courses cover issues and subjects that were identified by NAHB members as critical to a field supervisory job.
SEBC is in its 27th year; more than 13,600 industry professionals attended last summer’s show, and of those, more than 1,000 registered for educational courses.
“With the hurricane damage that devastated Florida last year, both quality construction and customer service have become extremely important to every construction company in the state” said Suzanne Cook, director of education and training for the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). “The Residential Construction Superintendent curriculum is an excellent training program that addresses these issues.”
The RCS course schedule at SEBC includes instruction from four top RCS Designation Approved Instructors:
- Beverly A. Koehn of Beverly Koehn & Associates in San Antonio, Texas, will teach "Customer Service and Home Owner Relations," two key elements for customer satisfaction; and "Hiring, Training and Supervision," and "Office and Subcontractor Relations."
- Jud Motsenbocker of Jud Construction in Muncie, Ind., past FHBA president and a former HBI chairman, will be teaching "General Project Management," and "Planning and Scheduling."
- "Codes and Quality Control" will be taught by veteran builder, former HBI chairman and past FHBA president Paul E. Mashburn, Jr., of Viking Builders in Winter Park, Fla. He will show students how to identify the five components essential for quality assurance. Mashburn will also teach "Budget Management and Cost Control."
- Joan Spencer, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will educate superintendents on job site "Safety and Security."
For more information or to register for the RCS designation at SEBC, click here.
For information on starting up the RCS Designation program in your area, e-mail Joseph Krinock at HBI, or call him at 800-795-7955 x 8928.
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