Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3 Upcoming Training Opportunities (Apprenticeship, Public Procurement, and BIM)

1.  Benefits of Apprenticeship for Contractors

When:  February 18, 2014 (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 

Where:  Everett, WA (Snohomish County Admin East Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave)

Cost:  Free

Agenda: Informational session for contractors to learn about the benefits of apprenticeships offered through various state approved apprenticeship training programs including NW Laborers, NW Washington Electrical Industry JATC, and Construction Industry Training Council (CITC), and how apprentices through these programs can meet apprenticeship requirements for Snohomish County public works construction projects. In addition to representatives of these three programs, a representative from the Department of Lab or and Industries will also speak.

Sponsored by:  Snohomish County 

Information and registration:  Contact Jennifer Koontz at (425) 388-3344 or by email at jennifer.koontz@snoco.org.


2.  Introduction to Public Procurement

When:  March 5 - 7 2014 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 

Where:  Everett, WA (Community Transit, 2312 West Casino Road) 

  • $660 for NIGP members
  • $860 for non-NIGP members 
  • Day 1
  • Pre-test
  • History and Value
  • Private and Public Purchasing Organizations
  • Differences
  • Similarities
  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Day 2
  • Legal Issues
  • Ethics/Professionalism
  • Contract Administration
  • Organizational Structure
  • Roles
  • Centralized vs. Decentralized
  • Day 3
  • Planning
  • Specifications
  • Market Conditions
  • Socio-Economic Factors
  • Technology
  • Federal
  • Post-Test 
Sponsored by:  NIGP, Washington State Chapter 

Information and registration:  Click here. 


 3.  Building Information Modeling (BIM): New Technology in Construction

When:  March 26, 2014 (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 

Where:  Seattle, WA (City University, 521 Wall Street) 

  • $295
  • $245 for Government Employees
  • Other rates also available 
  • Introduction: Why BIM - Why Now? (Brendan J. Peters, Perkins Coie LLP)
  • The Past and Future of BIM (Dennis Neeley, Neeley Consulting)
  • The Legal Side of BIM (Brendan J. Peters, Perkins Coie LLP)
  • Managing BIM and the BIM Execution Plan (Christopher Hubbard, Quarry Group)
  • BIM from the Owner's Contractor's and Design Professional's Perspective (Andrew L. Greene, Perkins Coie LLP; David de Yarza, BNBuilders; James Hansen, Bethel School District; Jason Limp, BNBuilders, Jay Martin, Miller Hull)
  • BIM Coordination and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) (Tim Luke, Basepin; Jim Stoner, Hainline & Associates)
  • BIM and Dispute Resolution (Christopher Nutter, Navigant Consulting) 
Sponsored by:  The Seminar Group 

Information and registration:  Click here.
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