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2015 International Code Refresher

We are well into the 2015 codes, but questions still come up and issues still arise. In this class we will: • Review the significant changes to the 2015 International Codes and Washington State Energy Code. • Discuss issues that come up in the plan review, construction and enforcement of the codes. • Discuss where we are in the process of the 2018 codes. Please bring a copy of your code book to the class. Instructors: Diane Glenn, Ted Clifton

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Blueprint for Successfully Selling New Homes

This class is a must for agents focused on new home sales. Many of the principles apply to resale however the course is targeted to the new home sales agent. We start with assessing what knowledge is needed about you, traits of successful sales agent and the sales process. We learn how to study and create area & builder overview, as well and construction elements and design trends. We will discuss and practice negotiation & closing techniques. You’ll learn key must-know information on financing and valuation, marketing, and outreach strategies. We will review and practice closing, orientation, and customer service approaches. And we’ll visit a new home model and define how to tour a new home. Real Estate clock hours through Porterworks. Instructor: Dave Porter CAPS, CGP, CMP, MIRM, Porterworks

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CAPS 1: Marketing & Communicating with the Aging In Place Client

This course qualifies for: •6 CE for AIBD •0.6 CEU for AOTA •6 NAHB CE for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM 8 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. Because they are embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, they need to revitalize their home environment. Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically. This course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market. This course will benefit builders, remodelers and allied professionals that serve the aging in place market, including occupational therapists, real estate professionals and trade contractors as well as academics. Instructors: Dave Porter, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CMP, MIRM; Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB

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CAPS 2: Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

This course qualifies for: •6 CE for AIBD •0.6 AOTA CEUs •6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units •6 NAHB CE for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM 8 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW There is an increasing desire among today's home owners to live in one's home as long as possible which has created a strong demand for products and services serving this audience. To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging. Likewise, service providers are answering this demand by focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges. The goal of this course is to enable participants to identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as identify with one or more of these groups: Individuals who are not experiencing health issues related to aging, individuals who have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications or equipment, and individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change. Instructors: Dave Porter, CAPS, CGA, CGP, CMP, MIRM; Joseph Irons, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMR, GMB

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CAPS 3: Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place

This course qualifies for: •6 CE for AIBD •0.6 AOTA CEUs •6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units •6 NAHB CE for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM NO REAL ESTATE CLOCK HOURS This course builds on the CAPS II course (which is a highly recommended prerequisite to this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities. Approved Instructors: Dave Porter CAPS, CGP, CMP, MIRM; Joseph Irons CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR

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Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead-CESCL

Do you need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology? If your project disturbs over an acre of land or is in a subdivision, you probably do. This permit states that all sites disturbing over an acre of land must have a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). The CESCL is trained to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site. Ecology requires a CESCL to be on-call at all times, so most companies will need more than one employee trained as a CESCL. This certification is good for three years. Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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CESCL Recertification

Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class. Designed for residential builders, BIAW's CESCL recertification class will answer builder questions, including what BMP's perform best on construction sites, how to keep those BMP's working, what red flags signal erosion problems, and how to effectively work with local and state inspectors. This class will also walk you through the planning and execution of erosion control in a subdivision. Instructor: DOE Certified Instructor, Alex Zimmerman

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Competent Person: Fall Protection

The # 1 cause of death in the construction industry in Washington State continues to be falls from elevation. - Do your employees know how to use a full-body harness? - Have they been trained as a “competent person?” - Do your employees know at what height fall protection is required? Learn various fall protection systems, how to establish a controlled access zone, and safety monitoring systems. Hands-on demos of PPE and fall arrest systems are included. Note: A Fall Protection work plan is required anytime a fall hazard of 10ft. or more exists. These need to be completed by a Competent Person. Instructor: Travis Brock, Shield of Armor Safety

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Competent Person: Trenching/Excavation

Do your employees play in the dirt? Have you ever been concerned about what lies below? Does your company have a designated Competent Person to evaluate soil types, make decisions on protective systems and will know when to call before you dig? Are excavation terms like benching, sloping, shoring and shielding part of your everyday vocabulary. Then this class if for you we will go through the WAC relating to trenching and excavation operations and give employees the knowledge they need to be considered a Competent Person by L&I definition. Note: If your business does any type of digging operations then a Competent Person in Trenching Operations is required on site. Instructor: Travis Brock, Shield of Armor Safety

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Construction Contracts & Lien Law

This course qualifies for: 7.5 Real Estate Clock Hours WA DOL ~ BIAW 6 CE for NAHB Designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM. 6 AIBD CEU Legal Continuing Education Credit (through Linville Law Firm) Bring a copy of your Contract to be reviewed in class. Lunch is NOT included (with the exception of BIA of Whatcom County classes). The Contracts portion of the class will teach you the important terms you need to address in your contract in order to minimize the occurrence and magnitude of problems that inevitably arise with customers or other contractors. You will learn how to write an improved contract that contains the required legal notices, limits your exposure to claims and liabilities, provides for economical resolution of a dispute, establishes a practical method of handling change orders, gives the customer a limited warranty, and precludes your customer from firing you and hiring somebody else to fix or complete your work. All good things you need in your standard contract. This seminar also explains the significant terms of the standard commercial subcontract and how these terms can present unwanted risk to the subcontractor. You will learn that these terms should be negotiated rather than blindly accepted. The Contracts seminar comes complete with a 238 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book. The Lien section of the class will teach you how to prepare, record and foreclose a lien on either a commercial or residential project. The seminar will also teach you how to prepare, file and foreclose your lien against a payment bond or a retainage on any federal, state, county, or city public works project. Both liens and public works claims generally require a preliminary notice. This is all explained at the Lien seminar. The Lien seminar comes complete with a 343 page course book in a durable 3-ring binder that is totally current, accurate and explanatory. All necessary forms are included. The course book is an excellent reference guide, designed for practical application. You can go online at www.linvillelawfirm.com and view the complete table of contents for this book. Instructor: Linville Law Firm

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Employment Law Trends & News

This informative and informal discussion session, provides the information you need to know about new employment laws enacted in the last year. Additionally, the session discusses trends, both nationally and regionally, that could lead to new laws in this state. We will discuss the best practices to comply with the laws and the downside for non-compliance. Discussion will include Pregnancy Accommodation law, Pay Equity Laws – Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA), Fair Chance Act, Ban the Box, Salary History Questions, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classifications – State vs. Department of Labor. Instructor: Juli Bacon, JB Consulting Systems

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Green Real Estate Specialist

This class qualifies for: Appraiser and Real Estate clock hours through PorterWorks The Green Specialist two day in-depth green training covers: Site & Design; Energy; Water; Indoor Environmental Quality; Maintenance & Operations; Green and Energy Efficient Mortgages; the greening of the MLS; Green Appraisal Standards; Marketing & Branding Green; and tips on Greening your business. This is exceptional information for lenders, appraisers, insurance agents, and real estate agents defining green and its implications. Instructor: Dave Porter, PorterWorks

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L & I Safety Compliance Tools

Job-related injuries are avoided when companies allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure that people who come to work or visit their offices, warehouse facilities, and construction job sites are safe. When workplace safety is a high company priority, and when your employees are properly trained, they feel more comfortable and confident on the job. There are fewer accidents. Productivity is increased, costs are diminished, and profit margins follow suit. This class meets written plans and training requirements for contractors in Washington State. Includes: Construction Accident Prevention and Safety; PPE; Fall Protection; Ladders, Scaffolds and Stairways; Heat Related Rules; Respiratory Protection/Hazard; Communication and Excavation/Trenching. Smart employers make certain safety procedures are included among company policies. You will also receive a written safety plan and customized training for your company. Instructor: Northwest Independent Contractors Association

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Marketing Strategies for Today's Contractor - 200

Are you feeling like you are in a marketing/advertising rut since you opened your doors 5, 10, or 20+ years ago? If you have a marketing plan that you look at once a year but you have no idea if it is working, you need this workshop. Do you have a website but you’re not sure if it’s driving business in the door? Do you use social media or want to give it a try? This workshop will allow attendees to learn while sharing their experiences (good and bad) with others. Join this session to: * Revisit, Revise, and Revamp your website * Take your Social Media presence to the next level * Focus on your Target Market and the message you want to send * Find out about new tricks for your business * Learn from the experience of others as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of marketing and advertising. Instructor: Karen Hall, BIAW Membership Manager

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