NAHB Offers Educational Resources for Concrete
The NAHB University of Housing has developed new resources for members who want to learn more about concrete. The resources and educational opportunities are available through local home builders associations.
FEMA Mitigation Course
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Portland Cement Association and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) — the workforce development arm of NAHB — have developed a FEMA mitigation course to assist superintendents working on FEMA projects.
Concrete Track for Designations and Credentials
The NAHB University of Housing is offering a series of concrete-related courses through local HBAs that are approved for credit toward HBI’s Residential Site Supervisor credential as well as continuing education credit for the CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP and MIRM designations.
The courses are easy for HBAs to implement and include a list of NAHB-approved instructors.
For information about course sponsorships, e-mail Steve Kramer at HBI, or call him at 800-795-7955.
New Concrete Courses in Developments
Two new concrete courses — Fiber Cement Siding and Post-Tension Concrete — are under development and expected to be launched with pilot classes late this year.
High School, Two-Year Colleges to Use HBI Concrete Construction Textbook
HBI, with help from members of the Concrete Home Building Council, has developed a new textbook for Thompson Del Mar Learning, “Masonry, Brick and Block Construction.”
Thompson Delmar Learning is one of the world’s largest trade publishers. “Masonry, Brick and Block Construction” will be available in the fall and marketed to high school and two-year college programs and available through Thompson Delmar Learning’s Web site, ResidentialAcademy.com.
Attend the Concrete Technologies Tour on May 6-8
The latest advances in concrete construction, production, materials and design will be showcased at the 2007 Concrete Home Building Council Concrete Technologies Tour in Minneapolis on May 6-8.
The tour will feature educational programs, networking and behind-the-scenes tours of six cement-based building materials and manufacturing facilities.
For more information and to register, visit www.nahb.org/concretetour.
‘Concrete at Home’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“Concrete at Home,” available through BuilderBooks.com, offers tips on incorporating concrete architectural elements such as counters, sinks, columns and water pieces into a project.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.