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Upcoming Safety Training Opportunities



Builders Exchange is proud to offer “best-in-class” training programs for its members.  All training courses will be offered at Builders Exchange at 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY, 40218.  The courses described below meet the AGC-SIF Workers Compensation Fund annual training requirement.

Upcoming training courses include the following and will be offered during June, July and August:

First Aid/CPR/Bloodbourne Pathogen

OSHA Basics

LGE Passport-Generation Training

How To Be a Part-Time Safety Director

Employee Involvement

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training Program

Safety Program; (I2P2) Injury Illness Prevention Program

Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Leadership

If you are interested in signing up for these courses and would like more information on dates and pricing, click here.

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Plans and Specifications Reading 101 – April 22nd and 23rd


This course introduces participants to reading and interpreting basic construction drawings and specification manuals.  Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the requirements of contract drawings, understanding terminology, symbols, and conventions used in commercial and industrial drawings, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical plans and sections.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

°  Demonstrate an understanding of  how a set of Contract Documents comes to be: “The Traditional Scope of Services”

°  Demonstrate the use of engineering and architectural scales

°  Read and understand a set of drawings including plans, elevations, sections and details

°  Read and understand scheduled, symbols, and other drafting conventions

°  Recognize the inter-relationships between Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing  elements of a project

°  Read and understand the basic sections of Specifications

°  Explain the important complementary relationship between Plans and Specifications

The presenter for this eight hour course is Lane Stumler.  Lane is an adjunct faculty member with Ivy Tech Corporate College and a practicing architect in Kentuckiana.

The fee for this program is $295 if registered before April 12th, $325 after the “early bird” date.  The course fee includes participant materials, light dinner and beverages for both evenings.  Reserve your spot today by contacting Mary Ellen Higgins at 502-459-9800 or via email at mhiggins@bxkentucky.com.

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Roofing Systems Seminar Presented by Builders Exchange of Kentucky and AIA-Central Kentucky Chapter

The program provides a way for interns, emerging professionals and design professionals to learn about roofing fundamentals. It is designed for those new to the roofing industry or anyone who needs to understand roof assemblies and how the industry operates.

This program will establish the roles of the team members in the commercial roof construction process. We shall discuss roof analysis as it relates to the design process. This shall lead to proper detailing of construction documents which assists in good bidding. We shall also speak to the issues of quality control during the construction phase.

Roof management shall be presented as a means and method of organized roof maintenance. It is a program of collaboration between building owners, architects, and roof professionals to properly manage the assets of the roof system to cost effectively add more life to the existing roof.

The method of instruction is multi-sensory with both classroom instruction and hands-on training and demonstration. The Roofing Systems Seminar assists owners, design professionals and roof contractors to coordinate all of the increasing complexities in the roof industry to arrive at a satisfactory point of long-term performance of their roof systems.

New employees, customers, facility managers, building owners, and design professionals will benefit from this program which reviews design, installation and maintenance for low-slope (typically commercial) roof systems.

The seminar will be presented on August 21, 2012.

This seminar is free of charge to AIA members and all IDP Candidates. A charge of $25 will apply to all others.


7:30 – 8:00 – Networking
8:00 – 9:00 – Understanding Roof Foundations/Design/Construction Documents
9:00 – 10:00 – Application and Job Control / Roof Management
10:00 – 11:00 – Hands-on Demo
11:00 – 11:30 – Closing Discussion


Builders Exchange of Kentucky
2300 Meadow Drive
Louisville, KY 40218


Patrick D. Murphy, AIA, GRP – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects
Jean-Peal Grivas, AIA GRP – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects
Monica Murphy, RRO – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects

Sponsored by:

Johns Manville Company

To register contact Mary Ellen Higgins by email at mhiggins@bxkentucky.com or by phone at (502) 459-9800

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