Development and Education

 

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

Streeter Associates has an on going commitment to invest to the education and progress of our employees, whether it's to refine their trade skills, engage new technologies or obtain specialized certification.


4 year Apprenticeships

 

Streeter Associates supports and participates in 4 year apprenticeship programs for the Carpentry, Masonry, and Labor trades. Our apprenticeship policy follows guidelines established by many of the Construction Industry's trade organizations and New York State. All of Streeter Associates' personnel that work on site are engaged in or have completed apprenticeship and training programs.



10/30 OSHA training

 

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration  OSHA created the Outreach Training Program for the purpose of expanding the knowledge base of employers and employees across the country relative to their standards and guidelines, thereby enhancing safety and health in the workplace. Topics in each of these courses pertain to regulations covered by Standard 29 CFR 1926, which are specific to the Construction Industry.

 

OSHA  10 Hour Certification

This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site.

  • Introduction to OSHA -Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards - Covers the four hazards that contribute to the leading causes of construction-related injuries: falls, electrocution, struck-by (falling objects, trucks, cranes) and caught-in or between (trench hazards, equipment)
  • Electives - 2 hours of the certification program cover elective topics, such as: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors; Excavations; Materials Handling and Storage, Use and Disposal; Scaffolds; Stairways and ladders; Hand and Power Tools.

 

OSHA  30 Hour Certification

The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Instructional time must be a minimum of 30 hours. OSHA's 30 hour certification includes coverage includes:

  • Introduction to OSHA -Covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
  • Managing Safety and Health -include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards - Covers the four hazards that contribute to the leading causes of construction-related injuries: falls, electrocution, struck-by (falling objects, trucks, cranes) and caught-in or between (trench hazards, equipment)
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment  
  • Health Hazards in Construction - including noise, hazard communication and crystalline silica
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Electives - 12 hours of the certification program cover elective topics, such as: Concrete and Masonry Construction; Confined Space Entry; Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors; Ergonomics; Excavations; Fire Protection and Prevention; Materials Handling and Storage, Use and Disposal; Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations, Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection, and Signs Signals and Barricades; Powered Industrial Vehicles; Safety and Health Programs; Scaffolds; Steel Erection; Hand and Power Tools; Welding and Cutting.

 

All Streeter Associates' personnel working on site are required to have a certification in the OSHA 10 hour training course (as a minimum). All Streeter Associates Personnel working at a foreman level or above have 30 hour OSHA safety certification

Streeter Associates' Director of Corporate Safety, Bob Gehl, is a certified OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer from Rochester Institute of Technology's OSHA Education Center.. Bob routinely visits each active job site to ensure that the regulations taught in these training programs are adhered to.

 

Building Information Modeling


In recent years, the sophistication of computer aided design has been rapidly expanding. The use of AutoCAD for design and drafting purposes is being replaced by Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The objective of BIM is the accurately and completely “build” a structure in the digital world before the ground is broken. BIM uses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information and the properties of building components to create a dynamic and consistent representation of the building as well as the physical relationship of all its attributes and systems. The design tool allows for the extraction of different views of the building model to foresee system conflicts that may have been missed by using traditional methods. Furthermore, all objects represented in the building’s design are defined parametrically, meaning that a single change in any one design aspect will automatically apply to all aspects impacted by that change.

The use of BIM goes beyond the design phase of the project and takes an important role during the construction phase of a project. BIM provides an elaborate method for materials supply chain management, which increases budget and scheduling accuracy.  Such supply chain management has the ability to increase project safety as it helps to reduce the uncertainty of work, early delivery (and site storage) of material not yet needed and allows a greater opportunity for the preassembly of building components off-site for later delivery and installation.

Streeter Associates is committed to the adoption of new tools and resources that help the pre-construction and construction process to be as efficient as possible.



LEED


One of the most important growth areas for General Contractors and Construction Managers is their ability to understand to the intricacies of sustainable building practices as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is 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 Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) was established by USGBC to provide a series of exams to allow individuals to become accredited for their knowledge of the LEED rating system.

Streeter Associates currently has an accredited LEED professional on staff with several others currently enrolled in the certification process.



Seminars


Streeter Associates invests the education of its employees with relevant regional and national educational seminars and conferences, as well as in-house event hosted by Streeter Associates personnel and invited outside experts. With on-going developments in the construction industry, it is important that employees are kept update with the latest industry developments related to their specific job function. Training focuses on topics, such as:

  • LEED
  • BIM
  • Project Management
  • Estimating
  • Accounting
  • Tool and Equipment usage and innovations
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Woodworking