Home Performance Laborer Residential

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Laborers’ International Union of North America
Industries
O*Net Code
47-4099.03
Rapids Code
2004R
Req. Hours
11600
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 34 total skills | 11600 total hours
Core Work Skills - 6000 req. hrs
Site preparation, layout, and security
1000 hrs
Recognize, secure and maintain job site safety
1000 hrs
Identify and work safely around environmental hazards
1000 hrs
Operate and maintain hand and power tools
1000 hrs
Operate and maintain equipment as required by the job
1000 hrs
Identify, estimate, move, supply, stock, and store materials
1000 hrs
Weatherization - 7200 req. hrs
Installing air-sealing measures
200 hrs
Installing insulation of all types
200 hrs
Conducting and interpreting leakage tests for homes and ductwork
200 hrs
Interpreting infrared images for indications of heat loss
200 hrs
Replacing doors and windows
200 hrs
Repairing drywall
200 hrs
Sustainable Building - 8600 req. hrs
Installing flooring systems and coverings
200 hrs
Framing walls and roofs
200 hrs
Installing wall and roof cladding
200 hrs
Installing doors and windows
200 hrs
Installing air-sealing measures
200 hrs
Installing insulation of all types
200 hrs
Installing interior finishes
200 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit - 10200 req. hrs
Deconstruction
200 hrs
Lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP)
200 hrs
Asbestos awareness
200 hrs
Mold awareness
200 hrs
Installing exterior doors and windows
200 hrs
Installing insulation, vapor barriers and drywall
200 hrs
Materials, plans, specifications and codes
200 hrs
Scaffold builder
200 hrs
Landscaping - 11600 req. hrs
Installing lawns and plants
200 hrs
Maintaining, cutting, pruning lawns and plants
200 hrs
Installing irrigation systems
200 hrs
Installing retaining walls
200 hrs
Installing brick pavers
200 hrs
Installing and maintaining fencing of all types
200 hrs
Installing and maintaining playgrounds
200 hrs

Technical Instruction

General Construction
General Construction training is designed to prepare apprentices to enter the workforce and be safe and productive from the outset. Topics covered in this training include craft orientation; OSHA 10 hour outreach safety training; hand and power tool identification and use; construction math; material handling; scaffold user; and introduction to green residential construction.
# | 80 hrs
Weatherization: Weatherization Technician/Installer
Weatherization Technician/Installer training is designed to provide qualified individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a safe, competent, and productive member of a weatherization crew. Participants are introduced to the basics of building science and the complex ways buildings and their systems interact with each other and the outside environment. Instruction includes the methods and materials needed to properly seal the building envelope, including replacing doors and windows; how to seal, repair, and insulate leaky or damaged ductwork; the specifics of various types of insulation, their properties, and where and how they are best installed; and, how to interpret blower door tests and infrared images to assess the success or failure of a weatherization project.
# | 80 hrs
Weatherization: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting
Lead Renovator training prepares participants to perform renovation work using lead safe work practices. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively.
# | 16 hrs
Weatherization: Materials, Plans, Specifications, and Codes
Materials, Plans, Specifications and Codes provides training to HPLs on basic plan reading, using construction drawings to develop material lists, and introduces the International Code Council, the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.
# | 8 hrs
Weatherization: Asbestos Awareness
Asbestos Awareness trains HPLs to recognize and identify components and areas of a structure, which may consist of asbestos containing materials. Participants receive instruction on the history of asbestos, health effects associated with exposure, and procedures to avoid disturbing asbestos containing materials.
# | 8 hrs
Weatherization: Mold Awareness
Mold Awareness instructs HPLs on the identification and health hazards, associated with the exposure to mold as well as other microbial contamination.
# | 8 hrs
Sustainable Building: Flooring Systems
Flooring systems trains HPLs to install flooring systems per plans, specifications and codes. Participants will learn to identify the components of a flooring system, such as beams, girders, sills, floor joists, trusses and I-beams; their purposes and how to install them.
# | 20 hrs
Sustainable Building: Wall Framing
Wall Framing trains HPLs to layout and install wall frames and stairs in compliance with applicable codes. They will learn to identify the various components of a wall framing system; their purposes, and how to install them according to code. They will also learn to calculate the number and height of stair risers and treads, and how to construct box stairs in compliance with codes and specifications.
# | 40 hrs
Sustainable Building: Roof Framing
Roof Framing trains HPLs to layout and install roof systems in compliance with applicable codes and specifications. Participants learn to identify and install roof components properly, including, but not limited to beams, rafters, trusses, sheathing, vents, soffits, fascia, roof felt, and flashing.
# | 40 hrs
Sustainable Building: Installing Exterior Doors and Windows
Installing Exterior Doors and Windows trains HPLs to layout and install exterior doors and windows in compliance with applicable codes and specifications. Participants learn to identify door and wall components and their purpose, and learn how to install windows, doors, sliding glass doors, and garage doors.
# | 20 hrs
Sustainable Building: Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers, and Drywall
Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers and Drywall trains HPLs in the skills needed to ensure the building envelope is properly sealed and insulated, in compliance with applicable codes and specifications. Participants learn to identify the materials needed for each task, their purpose and how to install them.
# | 20 hrs
Sustainable Building: Materials, Plans, Specifications, and Codes
Materials, Plans, Specifications and Codes provides training to HPLs on basic plan reading, using construction drawings to develop material lists, and introduces the International Code Council, the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.
# | 8 hrs
Sustainable Building: Scaffold Builder – Tools and PPE
Scaffold Builder training is designed to address the needs of HPLs that are responsible for building scaffolding on the job site or are required to perform job tasks while using scaffolding and is designed to meet the training requirements of 29 CFR Part 1926.454.
# | 40 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Deconstruction
Deconstruction training teaches apprentices to systematically disassemble a structure in a manner where the building’s materials can be reused and recycled. Participants will learn the safety precautions needed to control deconstruction hazards. Additional topics include the overall planning of the deconstruction job, the equipment necessary to do the work, and the measures to be taken to perform the work safely.
# | 40 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting
Lead Renovator training prepares participants to perform renovation work using lead safe work practices. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively.
# | 16 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Asbestos Awareness
Asbestos Awareness trains HPLs to recognize and identify components and areas of a structure, which may consist of asbestos containing materials. Participants receive instruction on the history of asbestos, health effects associated with exposure, and procedures to avoid disturbing asbestos containing materials.
# | 8 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Mold Awareness
Mold Awareness instructs HPLs on the identification and health hazards, associated with the exposure to mold as well as other microbial contamination.
# | 8 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Installing Exterior Doors and Windows
Installing Exterior Doors and Windows trains HPLs to layout and install exterior doors and windows in compliance with applicable codes and specifications. Participants learn to identify door and wall components and their purpose, and learn how to install windows, doors, sliding glass doors, and garage doors.
# | 20 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers, and Drywall
Installing Insulation, Vapor Barriers and Drywall trains HPLs in the skills needed to ensure the building envelope is properly sealed and insulated, in compliance with applicable codes and specifications. Participants learn to identify the materials needed for each task, their purpose and how to install them.
# | 20 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Materials, Plans, Specifications, and Codes
Materials, Plans, Specifications and Codes provides training to HPLs on basic plan reading, using construction drawings to develop material lists, and introduces the International Code Council, the International Building Code and the International Residential Code.
# | 8 hrs
Deconstruction/Retrofit: Scaffold Builder – Tools and PPE
Scaffold Builder training is designed to address the needs of HPLs that are responsible for building scaffolding on the job site or are required to perform job tasks while using scaffolding and is designed to meet the training requirements of 29 CFR Part 1926.454,
# | 40 hrs
Landscaping: Planting and Lawn Installation
Training presents the proper methods of installing a lawn and a wide array of turf grasses, groundcovers, and lawn treatments. The program offers detailed procedures for lawn installation including lawn repair methods such as reseeding, installing sod, and plugging a lawn. Lawn maintenance is also discussed, including mowing, watering, aerating, de-thatching, and prevention and control of weeds and diseases.
# | 40 hrs
Landscaping: Pruning
The training introduces the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to common shrubs and discusses the timing and techniques that results in successful pruning for healthy growth. Pruning training also gives specific methods for pruning hundreds of species from the cold climates to the tropics and covers plant types from ornamental bushes, evergreens, ornamental vines, and edible fruit and nut trees to houseplants. Upon completion of the training, apprentices will know about pruning: why you need to prune, when to do it and what tools are required.
# | 40 hrs
Landscaping: Installing an Irrigation System
Training includes information on how to select, install, and maintain the right system(s) for the landscaping needs and discusses how to plan watering zones appropriate to the climate and landscape varieties. Through instructor facilitated and extensive hands-on training, the Home Performance Laborer becomes familiar with the processes needed to assemble and install a new drip, trickle, or sprinkler system for lawns, shrubs or gardens.
# | 40 hrs
Landscaping: Installing Retaining Walls and Brick Pavers
This training provides the apprentice with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape design into the overall home landscape. Included are processes for building retaining walls, flagstone and tile patios, and brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios.
# | 40 hrs
Environmental Remediation: Asbestos Abatement
Asbestos Abatement Worker training prepares HPLs to work safely and productively on asbestos abatement projects. The program is designed to exceed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 763 respectively. Apprentices receive extensive instruction and hands-on training on work area preparation, decontamination facility construction and use, abatement techniques, and cleanup procedures. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.
# | 40 hrs
Environmental Remediation: Lead Abatement
Lead Abatement Worker training prepares HPLs to work safely and productively on lead abatement projects. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.62 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively. The course is mandatory for all workers conducting lead-based paint activities in target housing and child occupied facilities.
# | 40 hrs
Environmental Remediation: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting
Lead Renovator training prepares apprentices to perform renovation work using lead safe work practices. The course meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 and 40 CFR Part 745.225 respectively.
# | 16 hrs
Environmental Remediation: Microbial
Microbial Remediation training instructs HPLs on the health hazards, personal protective equipment requirements, and remediation processes and techniques associated with the removal of mold as well as other microbial contamination.
# | 16 hrs
Environmental Remediation: Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Worker training prepares HPLs to work safely and productively on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
# | 40 hrs