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June 22, 2018 - 10:00am - GBCA Alex's Lemonade Stand

Join GBCA in supporting a good cause!  

We are accepting donations online, you can DONATE directly to our lemonade stand online.

 

GBCA's Alex's Lemonade Stand will take place on June 22, 2018, from 10:00am - 2:00pm; however, we will be collecting donations from March through the end of June. 

Help GBCA make a difference! Our goal is $5,000 this year! 

 

About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is the living embodiment of Alex’s spirit of determination and hope. Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference. Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in “making lemonade” today!

June 25, 2018 - 8:00am - REGISTRATION CLOSED: 10 WEEK ONLINE TRAINING: Construction Materials and Processes

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

This 10-week Construction Materials and Processes online course will give the student an overall understanding of materials and methods.  Each week we will study one specific material category, one specific construction process, and an overall construction system.  The student will have the opportunity to expand the studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place.

In addition the student is expected to research and report on the session materials and processes with respect to sustainable or “green” construction.

Your fee includes 10-weeks of online course work as well as a textbook, which you will receive prior to class beginning, along with log-in information and access to the online portal. Registration will close on June 18th in order to ensure text books can be distributed.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this Construction Materials and Processes online class you should:

  • Be able to recognize quality control procedures for various materials
  • Be familiar with material manufacturing processes
  • Understand the physical limitations of the materials we are studying
  • Understand how the materials we are studying are used in construction
  • Know where to find information about materials when needed
  • Understand the regulatory environment under which materials are manufactured and incorporated into new structures
  • Know the relevant history of each material
  • Know the important aspects of how each material is used in construction processes

Modules by week Include:

  1. Introduction To Construction Materials
  2. Concrete as a Building Material 
  3. Concrete Placement and Handling           
  4. Brick and CMU
  5. Masonry 2: Stone and Other Masonry
  6. Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals
  7. Wood and Lumber
  8. Manufactured Wood Products
  9. Waterproofing, Roofing, Insulation
  10. Finishes and course wrap up

It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind.   THIS CLASS IS 100% ONLINE BASED AND WILL REQUIRE THREE TO FIVE HOURS OF COURSE WORK PER WEEK. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week.  Class work must be completed before the following Monday.  Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.   Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.

 

GRADING POLICIES

Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions.   Each quiz will count 10 points and class discussions will count 15 points per module.  You can see that class discussions will be a very important part of this course.   For that reason,  the regular weekly discussions are even more important than the weekly quizzes.  Students should provide at least 3 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.

Grades will be posted on a weekly basis.  You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.   The grading scale is as follows:

A: 225 to 250 points

B: 200 to 224 points

C: 175 to 199 points

D: 150 to 174 points

Anything less will be considered either failure or an unauthorized withdrawal from the course. You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.

Upcoming Events

2018 GBCA Annual Sponsorship Packages

Start Date:November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

End Date:December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fee:$500 - $20,000

Location:Pay now for your annual sponsorship!

GBCA Alex's Lemonade Stand

Start Date:June 22, 2018 - 10:00am

End Date:June 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fee:

Location:Online Donations

REGISTRATION CLOSED: 10 WEEK ONLINE TRAINING: Construction Materials and Processes

Start Date:June 25, 2018 - 8:00am

End Date:September 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Fee:Member: $450 Nonmember: $650 CLC: $425

Location:ONLINE

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Do you have a question or a suggestion for a future event?

We welcome any questions or suggestions you may have.
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