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January 24, 2020
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What's New at DCTC
2020 Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate Classes (HMPC)
Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate (HMPC) As the list of historic buildings and structures increases, so does the demand for qualified masons who have the necessary skill and knowledge in preserving them. The International Masonry Training Education Foundation (IMTEF), has developed the Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate Program (HMPC). Read More...
Upcoming Rain Screen Wall Training for 2020
Masonry rain screen wall systems have grown to become some of the most popular building enclosure choices for today’s building design.  The DCTC is offering a Masonry Rain Screen Wall Systems Craftworker Upgrade Class on January 8th & 9th 2020 and February 18 & 19th 2020. This is a 2 day class so please call the office to schedule. Read More...
Foreman Class January 14th & 15th 2020
2 Day Foreman Class Read More...
Conproco Products
We are now offering Conproco Patching Training, alongside Jahn Patching. Read More...
Bricklayer 500 Competition
Congratulations to Local 21 bricklayer Grzegorz Goral of Molloy Masonry, who won 1st Place and Best Craftsman Award  in the Specmix Bricklayer 500 Regional Competition  held at the DCTC on Thursday September 7th. Read More...
Apprenticeship Application Process

Download: Appendix D 2010.pdf , Master Application 2012.pdf
Tile Setters

Become an ACT Certified Tile Installer The Advanced Certification for Tile Installers (ACT) is designed to test an installers knowledge in five specific areas. Large Format Tile, Membranes, Mud Floors, Mud Walls and Shower Receptors. The installer may choose to become certified in one or more these areas.
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Monthly Apprentice Reports

The monthly apprentice report is now available in this section along with the download section of our website in excel format. You can save the spreadsheet to your computer and email the form to Maureen Inglesby at info@bac2school.org.


Download: Apprentice_Monthly_Report.xls
Grout Certification

Are you a certified masonry grout installer? This one day course will teach you how to correctly prepare and install grout for structural masonry. This class is open to journey level bricklayer members. Classes will be held on Tuesday February 7, March 28, and May 2, 2017. This course is designed to provide the BAC craftworker with training in the following areas:

  • Why and how grout is used in structural masonry
  • Specifications and requirements for grout
  • The advantages to a BAC craftworker of buildings being built with structural masonry
  • Safety considerations when installing grout
NEW SAFETY TRAINING REGULATIONS

The following changes have been made to the Illinois Administrative District Council Safety Training Policy:

OSHA classes will expire 4 years after completion date

Refresher classes are now scheduled; these classes will consist of OSHA, Scaffold, Fall Protection and Silica Awareness refresher class all in one 8 hour day. The classes will cover both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30. If a member has a current scaffold card that is expiring soon this refresher will update all 4 classes. These cards are for all of the trowel trade represented by the ADC.

Members MUST have previously attended a minimum of OSHA 10 and Scaffold User

BUY AMERICAN, Keep us working

While doing your shopping this year; whether it be that new car, clothing or toys for the kids. Keep in mind to look for Made in America products by American Companies. Below are a few websites that sell and promote American and Union made products.  http://www.howtobuyamerican.com/bamw/bamw-061208-christmas.shtml www.buyamerican.com http://blog.aflcio.
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SAFETY TRAINING

Work is slow, but now is the time for BAC members to update their Safety Training classes. Our Safety Training schedule is in the "Events Calendar" tab on our website. Please call our office to reserve a seat in the many classes scheduled in the upcoming months. NOTE: OSHA 30 Hour Saturday classes are now 4 consecutive Saturdays (New OSHA Regulations)

Membership Tool Sales

For the good of the membership, the District Council Training Center is now selling trade specific tools to our members at a low price. We have tools from Marshalltown, Kraft, Crick and Smith Level. We have just signed up with ProKnee to provide members a discount for new kneepads and the chance to rebuild your old kneepads at a discounted price.


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