Popular HBI Superintendent Courses Coming to IBS
Responding to innumerable requests from attendees at last year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS), Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of NAHB, will be offering a number of its Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) designation courses prior to the 2007 IBS in Orlando, Fla. in February.
Aimed at promising site superintendents who want to further their careers in the home building industry, the eight RCS courses cover material identified by NAHB members as critical to a field supervisory job.
As demand for the training has grown, HBI has continued to expand the curriculum for superintendents, with the recent addition of three courses on Concrete Specialization as well as the first three courses of the Advanced RCS (ARCS).
One Concrete Specialization course, one ARCS course and three RCS courses have been scheduled for the IBS:
- Feb. 3 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) Planning and Scheduling
- Feb. 3 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.) Quality Construction (ARCS)
- Feb. 3 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) Safety and Security
- Feb. 5 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) Concrete Mix Designs and Troubleshooting (Concrete Specialization)
- Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) Budget Management and Cost Control
To register online for the courses, click here.
RCS Manual — Revamped and Ready to Go
HBI also recently announced that it has redesigned the RCS student manual to include more hands-on activities to enhance the learning process.
“The RCS training gives our construction supervisor a broader knowledge of the overall construction process and makes them better at what they do,” said Robert Clouse, senior area manager of Westfield Homes/A Standard Pacific Company in Tampa, Fla. “Encouraging our employees to further their education also builds loyalty to our company, which decreases turnover and increases productivity.”
RCS courses are offered year-round at state and local home builders associations. An average of 20 students per week have enrolled in RCS courses since the program’s inception in 2003
For more information on the RCS designation, e-mail Kevin Thorn at HBI, or call him at 800 795-7955 x8928.