Record Attendance at Superintendent Courses
The results are in and the Home Builders Institute's (HBI) Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) designation program set a new attendance record of 581 during July’s Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) in Orlando, Fla.
SEBC, held by the Florida Home Builders Association, set an attendance record of its own, with more than 15,000 people visiting nearly 900 exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center.
This is the third consecutive year that HBI has offered the RCS designation program in its entirety at SEBC. The program has remained among the more popular events at the conference, with instructors speaking before packed rooms.
The RCS designation is a continuing education program for future field superintendents and current construction site personnel who are sharpening their skills. The designation consists of eight, four-hour courses covering material identified by NAHB members as essential to a field supervisory job.
“The RCS designation program has always set the highest standards of training for project managers, whether it’s customer service, hiring and training or trade contractor relations” says Beverly Koehn, president and owner of Beverly Koehn & Associates in San Antonio. “Each course prepares students to assume a leadership role on and off the construction site.”
Koehn has conducted several RCS classes at SEBC and elsewhere, all with positive results.
“The RCS designation program has always upheld the highest standards of training for project managers, whether it’s customer service, hiring and training or trade contractor relations” says Koehn. “Each course prepares students to assume a leadership role on and off the construction site.”
To date, 3,500 students have received RCS training through 26 home builders associations in 16 states.
For more information on the RCS designation, click here, or e-mail Joe Krinock at HBI, or call him at 800-795-7955 x8928.
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