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21105-18 Operating a Crane (25 Hours)

Describes preparations and considerations prior to lifting operations. Provides an opportunity to become familiar with the operation of a crane and the functions of its controls.

53101-18 Crane Communications (10 Hours)

Describes the communication process between the signal person and the crane operator. Covers electronic communications as well as the standard hand signals in 29 CFR 1926.

21101-18 Orientation to the Trade, Crane Operations

Provides an overview of the entire course and highlights the duties and responsibilities of a mobile crane operator. Discusses ASME B30.5 and 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, as well as crane operator certification.

27310-14 Tilt-Up Wall Systems (17.5 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Describes how tilt-up concrete construction is used and how tilt-up panels are formed, erected, and braced. Covers the installation of re-bar and types of embedments used to lift and brace the panels. Also covers methods used to create architectural and decorative treatments.

27305-14 Handling and Placing Concrete (20 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Covers tools, equipment, and procedures for safely  handling, placing, and finishing concrete. Describes joints made in concrete structures and the use of joint sealants.

27309-14 Horizontal Form-work (15 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Describes elevated decks and form-work systems and methods used in their construction. Covers joist, pan, beam and slab, flat slab, composite slab, and specialty form systems and provides instructions for the use of flying decks, as well as shoring and re-shoring systems.

27308-14 Vertical Form-work (22.5 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Covers the applications and construction methods for types of forming and form hardware systems for walls, columns, and stairs, as well as slip and climbing forms. Provides an overview of the assembly, erection, and stripping of gang forms.

27307-14 Foundations and Slabs-on-Grade (20 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Covers basic site layout safety, tools, and methods; layout and construction of deep and shallow foundations; types of foundation forms; layout and formation of slabs-on-grade; and forms used for curbing and paving.

27304-14 Reinforcing Concrete (15 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Explains the selection and uses of different types of reinforcing materials. Describes requirements for bending, cutting, splicing, and tying reinforcing steel and the placement of steel in footings and foundations, walls,  columns, and beams and girders.

27306-14 Trenching and Excavation (15 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Provides an introduction to working in and around excavations, particularly in preparing building foundations. Describes types and bearing capacities of soils; procedures used in shoring, shielding, and sloping trenches and excavations; trenching safety requirements, including  recognition of unsafe conditions; and mitigation of  groundwater and rock …

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38102-11 Rigging Practices (15 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Describes basic rigging and safety practices related to rigging activities. Describes the use and inspection of equipment and hardware used in rigging. Explains how to apply common hitches. Covers jacks and hoisting equipment.

38101-11 Rigging Equipment (10 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Provides basic information related to rigging and rigging hardware, such as slings, rigging hitches, and hoists. Emphasizes safe working habits in the vicinity of rigging operations.

27303-14 Properties of Concrete (10 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Describes the properties, characteristics, and uses of cement, aggregates, and other materials used in different types of concrete. Covers procedures for estimating concrete volume and testing freshly mixed concrete, as well as methods and materials for curing concrete.

46101-11 Fundamentals of Crew Leadership (20 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Covers basic leadership skills and explains different leadership styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving. Job-site safety and the crew leader’s role in safety are discussed, as well as project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Includes performance tasks to assist the learning process.

27409-14 Site Preparation (7.5 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Covers the planning process that precedes the start of work on a construction site, including environmental considerations, personnel issues, access roads, traffic control, permits, site safety, utilities, and crane-related  concerns.

27407-14 Oxyfuel Cutting and Arc Welding, Introduction to (20 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Introduces the equipment, procedures, and safety practices used in cutting steel with oxyfuel equipment, as well as shielded metal arc welding, gas-tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Labs include practice in cutting and welding techniques.

27406-14 Construction Equipment, Introduction to (7.5 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Introduces construction equipment, including the aerial lift, skid steer loader, electric power generator, compressor, compactor, and forklift. An overview of general safety, operation, and maintenance procedures is provided.

27405-14 Advanced Stair Systems (25 Hours)

Lead Instructor, Donald Callaway Craftsman, current total time spent working on this Course.    Hours Provides extensive coverage of the materials and  techniques used in finishing wooden staircases. Also covers a variety of stair systems used in commercial construction.

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