Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Increase Net Profit Through Management Training - BIASC- So Cal Remodelers Council Course

 Ben Morey of the BIASC announced the So Cal Remodelers Council’s two new certified courses. These courses are designed for construction industry management and staff.



Increase Net Profit Through Management Training

Date:
December 2


Location:
Southern California Gas Co.

Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey 90241


Registration:
P (949) 553-9500
acisneros@biasc.org

Cost $75

Outline:
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Production Manager/Director of Production Role in a Growing Construction Company

As companies ramp up in a new economy there is a need to blend the traditional employee based work force with a combined sub trade base and employee base. More supervision is required for this type work force and especially as the companies reach certain mile stones in growth. This seminar will address both the owners’ issues with this position and the individual’s needs in this position.

Some of the key points that will be covered are:

• What is the position and what are the key expected outcomes

• What is the personality type best suited for this position and what to do about it if your personality is a little different

• What is the key to the success of this role related to interaction with the company owner

• Basic training in accountability, helping others set goals, time management, and other key skills to be successful in this role.

1:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
Lead Carpenter Training From a Man That’s Been There
After getting out of direct production management and then consulting for 8 years Tim was forced by the dip in the economy to go back in the field and work for a company as a Lead Carpenter doing the very things he had been training others to do. His experience has sharpened his focus on what works and what needs to be done in this role to improve custom satisfaction, profit, and timeliness of a project. This seminar will focus on some basic, some easy, some challenging things to do that change the expected outcome dramatically.
By participating individuals will come away with the following:

• What are the two most important things that the Lead Carpenter can do to ensure success on a job and how do you make them happen

• What are some simple ways to improve efficiencies without working harder

• How do you get the best from your sub trades and not be a jerk

• The mind game of scheduling and material planning

• Eliminating the punch list
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Essential Shower Remodeling Tips



After a tough and busy day, you want to get home and relax. One way you can do this is through enjoying a shower. For you to enjoy this, you need to have an effective shower. In case you don’t have one; it is time to consider the possibility of shower remodeling. Depending on the budget you have, you can opt for a simple remodel or go the long haul and have a complete remodel. The most important thing to do is ensure you weigh your options carefully and get a better understanding of what you are getting yourself into. To help you through this process, you should consider the following important tips.

Hire Professionals
If you are considering going the long haul with your remodeling, it is advisable to consider the possibility of hiring professionals. This is for the simple reason they are well versed with requirements of remodeling and as such, they can give you the perfect look. For instance, if you intend to tile your shower, there are several things that come into play. For instance, you need to work with some difficult angles and vertical walls. Regardless of how good you are with DIY projects, this can prove to be an uphill task. As such, is only logical that you work with someone who understands what needs to be done.

Go Frameless
At any given time, you will come across different types of shower styles and these often come and go. However, frameless glass shower is an idea that is here to stay. A frameless shower will give your shower a sleek, nice look that will be the envy of everyone who visits your home. Regardless of the type of bathroom you have, you can use this and what is more, it blends well with crafts bungalow, arts and mid century homes. In addition to this, frameless shower gives
you the chance of enjoying clean lines.

Use Shower Head
As part of your shower remodeling, you should consider the possibility of installing some shower heads. This is one of the latest remodeling trends and it gives you the chance to enjoy your shower experience in a unique manner. What is more, there are different types of shower heads for you to choose from and you can settle with one that perfectly meets your needs. While this is the case, make sure the shower head you pick pumps out water in a convenient manner in order to make your experience worthwhile.

Superior Materials
You need to invest in high quality and superior materials during this process. In this case, if you are getting rid of your old tub and shower, it is important to ensure the option you settle with is of high quality. If the job is done right the first time, you stand the chance of enjoying great benefits and what is more, you don’t have to worry about having to deal with any repairs.

There are different types of shower remodeling trends for you to choose from. You have to consider your needs, personal preferences and tastes when making your decision. In this respect, take time to carry out thorough research of what you need in order to ensure your remodeling is a major success and it gives you utmost pleasure during shower times.




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Monday, October 27, 2014

Exteriors California - Tips to help your design process




First impressions matter and that is why you need to make sure that your exteriors California look the best.  Working on the exteriors is just the same as with the interiors; you need to pay attention to all aspects of your home. To make things easier for you, consider looking at magazines, online home sites or visiting neighbourhoods to determine the styles that appeal to you and those that don’t. In doing this, you will be in a better position to identify the elements that will make your home beautiful or unique. 

Some of aspects that you can check out include:

  • Line
Line is an important aspect of Exteriors California.  Different areas of the home’s exteriors are lines. Your roof, doors, windows, moulding and edges of forms and shapes create lines on your house.  You need to make a decision on the type of lines you want for your home-whether horizontal, vertical, diagonal or curved. 

  • Shape & Balance
The shape of the different structures in the home has an impact on the general appearance. You need to look at the shapes in the overall context of the home. Consider aspects such as landscaping and other natural features, and how you can use them with to complement or contrast the shape of the house.  You also need to make sure that all areas are in balance to achieve the best for your home. 

  • Texture
What kind of texture do you want for your home?  Whichever type you select remember that it will have an impact in terms of depth and visual appeal of the entire home. 

  • Space
While determining space, it is important to keep in mind that it can be 2D or 3D.  Keep in mind that exterior space will have a connection with the lines of the house such as the roof lines and window sills. 

  • Colour
You can do a lot with colour. Contrasting colour can be used in drawing attention and complementing Colours can be used to create a soothing blend.  You also have the chance to enhance your home using a single Colour or a mixture of Colours as per the effect you want to cause.  You have a variety of Colour and Colour blends to choose from as per your needs.
With all these factors in mind, try creating a unique look by blending different textures, Colours and styles.  If you are unable to determine some of these aspects, it is advisable that you look for an expert that will help you make the best decision.  

When looking for an exteriors California expert, take your time. Select a person who will be interested in listening to your ideas and working with you in coming up with the best end product.  Look around for different experts and see what they have to offer before you make a decision.  Ensure that you are also comfortable in interacting with the expert as this will make work easier for both of you, and you will not have any problems in expressing what you really want.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Handyman Cub of America Gear Giveaways

 
 

http://handy.scout.com/3/Contest.html

 
 ECHO Timber Wolf Chain Saw
Enter the Great Giveaway for a chance to win one of four CS-590 Timber Wolf Chain Saw and accessory packages valued at $449.98 each.
As the official chain saw of the Professional Bull Riders, the CS-590 chain saw is built for environments as tough as the sport itself. With a 20-in bar and a 69.8cc professional-grade engine, the Timber Wolf is durable enough for any workload — from felling a tree to cutting firewood. The digital-ignition system gives you smooth and quick acceleration and a stable idle. And the adjustable clutch-driven oiler helps to conserve blade oil while reducing heat caused by bar-and-chain friction.
The ToughChest chain saw case is sized for the Timber Wolf and includes slots for storing tools and supplies. The kit comes with bar-and-chain oil as well as a black baseball hat with the ECHO logo.
For more information about this versatile saw and other ECHO products, visit echo-usa.com
Total Prize Value: $1,800
Number of Winners: 4

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Building & Construction Industry Shows October - December 2014



NeoCon East 2014
Baltimore, MD
www.exhibitatneocon.com
October 29th-30th
(800)-677-6278
Jkohl@mmart.com 



Building Industry Show
Riverside, CA
www.buildingindustryshow.com
November 5-6th
Event FAQ:
Denise Kennedy
dkennedy@biasc.org
(949) 553-9500 x116 


Mid-Atlantic Building & Facilities Management Show & Conference
New Orleans
www.proexpos.com/MABFM
November 5th- 6th
john.proexpos@comcast.net
(877)-770-1661 


Water Quality Technology Conference
New Orleans, LA
www.awwa.org
November 16th -20th

 

International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo
Orlando, FL
www.poolspapatio.com
November 2nd-7th
Event FAQ:
(972)-536-6452 



ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO
Denver, CO
www.asla.org/annualmeetingandexpo.aspx
November 21st-24th
Event FAQ:
info@asla.org
(202)-898-2444
(888)-999-ASLA 
 


Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo
Orlando, FL
www.renewableenergyworld-events.com
December 9th-11th
Registration FAQ:
(916)-831-9160
(888)-299-8016