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Barr Institute

August 29, 2012

The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown:

CPR/AED and first aid
Instructor: Doug Walker
Thursday, Sept. 6, 4 to 8 p.m.  
Registration deadline: Aug. 30
Walker has been a fire/EMS captain in the Washington, D.C., metro area for 23 years, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience.
Cost: ABC members, $65; nonmembers, $90                    
Class minimum: four; class limit: 20

Maryland backflow prevention certification
Instructor: Jim Yacovissi
Sept. 7, to 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
Registration deadline: Friday
Recertification: Saturday, Sept. 8   
Cost: certification, $535;    
recertification, $320
Class minimum: five; class limit: 20

Fundamentals of crew leadership
Instructor: Ray Harbaugh, HPG Windows and Doors
Sept. 11 to Oct. 4, every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sept. 4
Cost: ABC members, $195, and book, $45; nonmembers: $245, and book, $45 
Safety roundtable
Speaker: Albert Simkins Jr., Maryland Department of the Environment
Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Registration deadline: Sept. 5
Free safety meeting for ABC - CVC members
Topics: Oil-control program; fuel tank storage; and portable fuel tanks
Cost: Free; lunch will be served; sponsors sought for the lunch 
Outline of the employee handbooks: “The Essentials Presentation”
Instructors: A. Neal Barkus and Ann Kontner, Steptoe Johnson PLLC
Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon  
Registration deadline: Sept. 11
Cost: ABC members, $35; Nonmembers, $50

Maryland plumbing exam prep course
Instructor: Dave Hildebrand
Sept. 25 and 26, 6 to 9 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sept. 18
 Attendees should bring: “National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated 2006;” “Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters 7th Edition;” and “NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code 2006”
Cost: ABC members, $120 plus books; nonmembers, $175 plus books 
Class minimum: three; maximum, 12

Commercial blueprint reading
Instructor: George Burke, Callas Contractors.
Sept. 25 to Nov. 15, every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Registration deadline: Sept. 17
Cost: ABC members, $449; nonmembers, $524

For more information, call 301-739-1190, fax to 301-739-1026, or send an email to

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