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It's Hiring Season — GBA Offers Training Material

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From May 23: Spring has arrived and most GBA Member-Firms are adding interns and seasonal employees to address the increase in field work that comes with warmer, drier weather. GBA can help you to train new (and long-term) employees to work safely, manage your risk, and represent your firm professionally.

Fundamentals of Field Representation — Audio on Demand

GBA audio training programs are easy to download and entertain while they educate. Topics cover a range of issues common in professional practice. GBA audio education programs available as MP3s can be downloaded to mobile devices, enabling employees to listen to them at a time and place that's convenient for them.

Topics include:
  • Field Representative and the Law
  • The Duty of Care
  • Effective Reporting
  • Personal Diplomacy
  • Safety
  • Briefing and Being Briefed

Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) — Online Training Documents

GBA's CoMET Business Council has compiled a series of videos and reference material to train or retrain field and laboratory professionals to complete a variety of standard testing procedures. The library includes references from ACI, ASTM, and APNGA.

Topics Include:
  • How to perform a slump test
  • How to test concrete temperature
  • Basics of Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens
  • Nuclear Gauge Basics
  • Calibrating a Pressure Meter

The Field Representative's Reference Guide

Construction materials engineering and testing (CoMET) field representative, are an extension of your professional staff; so much so, that professional staff is personally responsible — and liable — for everything they say and do on site. That's why your field representatives need to have a crystal-clear understanding of their role on each site and the impact their actions can have.

GBA's Field Representative's Guide can help. Use it in training or as a quick reference so your staff can better deal with some of the many "nontechnical" challenges they confront every day.

Keep it handy and use it on a regular basis.


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