The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program

Rockford Campus

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program

Rockford Campus 1117 Tebala Blvd. Rockford, IL 61108 Telephone 815.332.7006 Fax 815.332.7007

Rockford

We offer many different programs. Please visit our Program Info. page for more details.

Every year 7,000 of our members take advantage of 300 evening and weekend classes offered in our Carpenter Skill Advancement Program. These programs are taught in several languages and are offered at our five training centers.



Please Call (815) 332-7006 to Register

Please view the entire selection of Skill Advancement courses
and also register online at Carpenter Skill Advancement Program.


AVAILABLE SKILL ADVANCEMENT

COURSES WINTER/SPRING 2014

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Course Name Date Day(s)/Time Course Length
       
RAFTERS 1 APR 5 THRU APR 12 SATURDAYS & SUNDAY 3 DAYS
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
STANDARD FIRST AID AND APR 7 MONDAY 1 DAY
CPR WITH AED TRAINING   7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
LEAD SAFETY FOR APR 8 TUESDAY 1 DAY
RENOVATION & REPAIR   7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
10-HOUR CONSTRUCTION APR 9 & APR 10 WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 2 DAYS
SAFETY COURSE   7:00AM-3:30PM & 7:00AM-11:00AM  
       
POWDER ACTUATED APR 10 THURSDAY 1 DAY
TOOL CERTIFICATION   11:30AM-3:30PM  
       
CONST. FALL PROTECTION APR 11 FRIDAY 1 DAY
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
SCAFFOLD ERECTOR APR 14 THRU APR 17 MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 1 WEEK
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
SCAFFOLDING - REFRESHER APR 18 FRIDAY 1 DAY
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
PRINTREADING-BLUEPRINT READING APR 21 THRU APR 25 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 1 WEEK
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
RIGGING APR 21 THRU APR 25 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 1 WEEK
  7:00AM-3:30PM  
       
BEST PRACTICES IN APR 26 THRU MAY 3 SATURDAYS & SUNDAY 3 DAYS
HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION   7:00AM-3:30PM  
       




Carpenters' Training Center Awarded LEED Certification

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Apprentice & Training Center of Rockford, IL, was lauded during its grand opening on Oct. 14, 2010, for its design, function and increased working space for carpenters to hone their skills. The training facility recently earned an additional honor when it was awarded LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design,
was developed in 2000 by the USGBC as an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The Carpenters' Apprentice & Training Center of Rockford, designed by Obora Phillips & Associates, LLC, was awarded this prestigious designation based on the following:

Sustainable Site:
• Erosion and sedimentation control of the site during construction using a silt fence and inlet protection.
• Provided preferred parking for fuel efficient vehicles.
• Used roofing materials having a solar reflectance index greater than 75 percent.
• Minimal light trespass from the parking lot and site lighting and interior building lighting.

Water Efficiency:
• Water-efficient landscape was incorporated through the use of native plants.
• Limited irrigation for the landscaping will be fed from an onsite storm water collection silo. The irrigation system harvests rain water collected from the roof to a silo and pumps it to the irrigation system when needed.
• Low-consumption water saving plumbing fixtures were installed with autoflush valves.
• The lavatory faucets are installed with sensor valves to reduce the water use by 30 percent.

Energy and Atmosphere:
• Through the initial building design the building's automated mechanical systems were established to operate at a minimal energy level and perform with high energy efficiency above the required performance levels established through ASHRAE.
• The building cooling system uses zero CFC-based refrigerants.
• The building's automated mechanical system optimizes the energy performance level to a projected 20 percent cost savings and 10 percent energy savings.

Materials and Resources:
• 75 percent of the building's construction debris was diverted from landfills and incinerators through offsite sorting.
• 20 percent or more of the products used in the construction of the building and site were recycled content and products including concrete, rebar, carpeting, acoustical ceiling tile and wall board, resilient flooring, aluminum curtain wall system, hollow metal doors and frames, structural steel, etc.
• 20 percent of the materials supplied to the jobsite were from regional suppliers.
• Wood-based materials and products incorporated into the building design are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.
• Dedicated areas within the building are designated for the storage and collection of all paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metal products for recycling.
Indoor Environmental Quality:
• Indoor air quality and testing were performed during and after construction to meet the standard requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for air pollutants and satisfied all established indoor air quality requirements.
• The mechanical system design provides enhanced indoor air quality as well as contributes to the well-being of the occupants.
• Thermal comfort controls are installed in all multi-occupied spaces including classrooms, offices, etc., to promote comfort and well-being for the occupants.
• Smoking is prohibited in this facility.
• Low-emitting materials were used including adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, carpeting, composite wood and laminates.

Innovation and Design:
• The Carpenters union is implementing "green" cleaning for products and procedures in maintaining the facility.
• The Carpenters union has developed and is implementing a training program in the use of "green" design and construction.

For more information on LEED certification for this facility, contact Bruce Obora at 312-435-0902, ext. 300. For information on the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Apprentice & Training Center, contact Director Vince Sticca at 847-640-7373.

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters www.CarpentersUnion.org

 

 

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