Project Excellence

This program is being held in collaboration with other union employer associations. For this full day workshop, companies are encouraged to send key field leaders and project managers who are leading project teams and have responsibility for project results.

This intensive one-day program focuses on understanding what it takes to achieve project excellence through understanding, implementing and leading best practices at the project and field leader level. For senior managers who took our Organizational Excellence course in March, this is a complementary course for project managers and field leaders to ensure they are on the same page.

Agenda: 

It Starts with US

  • Define a “good” project manager // “good” field supervisor // “good” project team
  • Identify the keys to leading well
  • Time management and Teamwork
  • Ethics and integrity in PM
  • Customer-focused construction

The Economics of Productivity

  • Examine the factors that prevent us from being wholly productive
  • Understand the impact of productivity on the bottom-line
  • Understand how construction companies “keep score”

Best Practices that Drive Productivity

  • Explain the benefits of identifying and using standard procedures derived from best practices
  • Understand FMI’s Productivity Builder Best Practices
  • Communicate standard procedures to project teams

Critical Implementation

  • Establish a team culture in which best practices are embraced and leveraged
  • The 10-steps to success
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Bullet Foreman Seminar

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding an educational seminar to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Quincy Marriott, Quincy, MA from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Guest speaker Kevin Dougherty will be discussing “The Bullet Foreman”.

Do you always feel you can’t get caught up?  Does it ever seem like there is just more to do than you can get done?  This One Day Program will change how you manage your day.

In today’s world, most of us are asked to get more done in less time. This program will help you develop the basic personal and organizational skills to enhance your productivity. The Bullet Foreman demonstrates the need to clearly understand leadership priorities and the ways to implement them, offering insights to supervisors, owners, managers, key employees, or anyone interested in personal and organizational productivity.

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Effective Preconstruction Planning Webinar

The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) are proud to host this webinar with Stephane McShane of Maxim Consulting. Stephane will walk through the best practices of managing the preconstruction planning process. In this webinar, attendee will learn about everything they need to do in order to increase their chances of a successful project.

Prejob Planning Concepts include:
• Estimating Turnover Meeting
• Estimating Budget
• Planning Meeting
• Change Order Zero
• Operating Budget

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150 Second Stand Down for Recovery at 11:30 AM

Join hundreds of employers and thousands of union members for an industry-wide stand down to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery.

In Massachusetts, 150 out of every 100,000 construction workers die an opioid-related death.  Construction workers are 6x more likely to suffer an opioid-related death than all other workers.

Join our members, sponsors, and supporters as we conduct a 150 second (2.5 minute) stand down at 11:30 AM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.  We ask that everyone pause work and observe a moment of silence as we reflect about the ongoing opioid epidemic and raise awareness for those struggling with addiction or in recovery.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT HERE

*Webinar* How Addiction Works in the Brain

In this webinar, Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk viewers through his dramatic presentation on substance addiction and how it can affect the brain of the user. During this training we will learn about the Limbic system, (pleasure circuit) of the brain and its role in addiction. We will discuss the development of the “disease model “and some of the key experiments early on in addiction research. We will discuss how these experiments helped to shift scientific opinion away from seeing addiction as strictly a behavioral issue and more towards being an actual disease of the brain.

Please register directly through this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2418682986060227596

Recovery on a Local and National Level

Join BTEA for a reception to help close out Building Trades Recovery Week. Featuring a distinguished group of speakers as they discuss various initiatives both locally and nationally that they are using to address substance abuse issues.

Speaker Panel

  • Congressman Stephen F. Lynch – U.S. House of Representatives
  • John McGahan – The Gavin Foundation
  • Jim Wahlberg – Mark Wahlberg’s Youth Foundation and Wahl St. Productions
  • Timothy Irving – OSHA/USDOL

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NARCAN Training with the Boston Public Health Commission

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. It is governed by a seven-member board of health appointed by the Mayor of Boston.

They will present a Narcan training educating attendees on overdose prevention. The training includes:

  • Background information surrounding the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and Boston
  • Factors that increase an individual’s risk for overdose
  • How to identify the signs and symptoms of overdose
  • The protocol for responding to an overdose (including the Good Samaritan Law and administering nasal naloxone)
  • How to access and obtain naloxone (Narcan)
  • Referral to services for risk reduction and access to treatment

Mental Health: Eliminating the Stigma

Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) is a major employee assistance program for many of the local building trades.  Join them for a presentation on the stigma of mental health disorders and how they could be better handled in the construction industry.

During this training, we will learn how to define mental health disorders. We will talk about how to spot these signs and symptoms in other individuals and ourselves, and the next course of action. We will also talk about stress and if untreated, how it can develop into more serious issues. We will talk about coping skills and self-care techniques we can use when stress arises. The goal of this training is to obtain a better understanding of mental health diagnoses, and how to utilize the correct resources.

How Addiction Works in the Brain w/ Modern Assistance Programs

Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk attendees through his dramatic presentation on substance addiction and how it can affect the brain of the user. During this training we will learn about the Limbic system, (pleasure circuit) of the brain and its role in addiction. We will discuss the development of the “disease model “and some of the key experiments early on in addiction research. We will discuss how these experiments helped to shift scientific opinion away from seeing addiction as strictly a behavioral issue and more towards being an actual disease of the brain.