In its effort to focus on the goal of providing the most up to date educational opportunities, NAWIC Education Foundation has developed the Construction Industry Technician Program (CIT), which incorporated the latest changes in the Industry. The CIT represents an overview of the construction industry and its processes. Lessons to be covered include such subjects as type of construction, forms of business ownership, contractual arrangements, contract documents, and the construction process.
The Construction Industry Technician (CIT) is a self-paced, home study program. Passing an examination at the end of the course establishes mastery of the material and upon successful completion of the program, the participant will receive the Construction Industry Technician Certification. This certification acknowledges the accomplishment of attaining a higher professional level in the construction industry.
Throughout the program of study, it is recommended that the participant use the NEF's Construction Dictionary to aid in the better understanding of the lesson.
An INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL is available with the Construction Industry Technician Text. This manual may be used as a personal study guide, or to help format and coordinate a classroom seminar series or course which can be offered to the Construction Industry.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION covers the various segments of the construction industry, which is composed of residential, commercial, institutional and civil construction.
CONSTRUCTION TRADE ASSOCIATIONS identifies and reviews the differences between construction trade association, professional societies, and institutes that influence the company.
FORMS OF BUSINESS OWNERSHIP describes the different forms of business ownership, and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each type: sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations.
CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS AND CONTRACT AGREEMENTS analyzes the different types of contractual arrangements, as well as the key individuals involved in a construction contract. Further discussion involves the differences between a competitive and negotiated bid, and dissects different types of agreements.
CONSTRUCTON CONTRACT DOCUMENTS explains the components of construction contract documents, and differentiates between different types of working drawings.
THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS reviews the stages in the construction process, describing the activities involved in each state of the process. Zoning laws, building codes and construction documents required during planning, construction and close-out will also be discussed.
CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE AND BONDING identifies the types of risks involved in construction, and explains the concepts of risk management. Principles and concepts of insurance, bonding and suretyship will be emphasized while identifying the types of business insurance contractors typically obtain.