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Two new NECA "Virtual Classrooms" -and- register now for NECA Convention in Nashville!

The NECA National Education Team is hard at work building out their Virtual Classroom schedule and we wanted to highlight two upcoming sessions: Agile Construction on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 and Introduction to Project Level Lean- What's the Big Deal on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Those interested in attending can process registrations via the links below or they can email for registration assistance.

Agile Construction Virtual Classroom

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

A construction job site is a very fluid work environment, in a state of constant change, both planned and unplanned. Agile Construction™ allows the contractor to rapidly adapt to jobsite changes in order to complete each project profitably and efficiently. The agility of the contractor at the job site affects the profits. This course focuses on labor productivity and measurement, job scheduling and planning, procurement management, estimation accuracy and improvement and project financial management.

Following this class, participants will be able to:

• Describe the impact of scheduling on job productivity

• Analyze and interpret charts

• Identify the challenges that affect job productivity

• Discuss strategies to increase profits and improve productivity

Instructors: Philip Nimmo, Sonja Daneshgari

Course Length: 4 Hours

Continuing Education Hours: 4

Registration Fee: $100

Introduction to Project Level Lean- What's the Big Deal Virtual Classroom

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

The construction industry is increasingly utilizing formal production management principles and techniques known as ‘Lean Construction’ to increase reliability, jobsite productivity, and superior control over schedule. Using case studies, this course provides participants with a clear understanding of the background of Lean in Construction, why it’s important, why it’s effective and why they should care.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

• Understand clearly what ‘Lean’ is and why the construction industry needs it

• Understand ‘Lean’ terminology and be able to define it relative to other Project Management processes

• Discuss real life examples of the various methods for implementation and the results it generates

• List best practices and common pitfalls

Instructor: Stephane McShane

Course Length: 2 Hours

Continuing Education Hours: 2

Registration Fee: $75

Lastly, now is the time to register for this year's NECA Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee! This is sure to be a spectacular location for our return to in-person conventions. If you have never been to Nashville, and you love good music and southern soul food, take advantage and meet your peers from Southern Sierras Chapter and all over the Country in Music City! You can find more information at the Convention website and please reach out to Tavia Brunner (909-735-1805) if you have any questions! You will save $200 if you register before August 31.

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