Barr Construction Institute offers new courses

February 26, 2013

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

OSHA 10-Hour Course

Instructor: Wayne Young

Monday, March 4; Thursday, March 7; and Monday, March 11, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The 10-hour certification course is intended to provide instruction on a variety of construction and industry safety and health standards.

Certification cards issued from the OSHA Training Institute.

Cost: ABC members, $225; nonmembers, $275   

Class minimum: eight; class limit: 40

Maryland Plumbing Exam Prep Course

Instructor: Dave Hildebrand

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

Registration deadline: March 8

The course prepares students to take the Maryland Plumbing Journeyman’s and Master Exam.

Materials needed for class:

• National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated 2006 or 2009

• National Fuel Gas Code; NFPA 54, ANSI 223.1, 2006 or 2009

• Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters 7th Edition by Lee Smith    

• Working Calculator; notepaper

Cost: ABC members, $120; nonmembers, $175

Class minimum: three; maximum: 12

CPR/AED and First Aid

Instructor: Doug Walker

Tuesday, March 19, 8 a.m. to noon

Registration deadline: March 12

American Safety and Health Institute card issued upon completion.

The course meets all MOSH and COMAR regulations.  

Cost: ABC members, $60; nonmembers, $90

Class minimum: five; class limit: 20

Maryland Backflow Prevention Certification

Instructor: Jim Yacovissi

March 22 to 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Registration deadline: March 15                

(Recertification, Saturday, March 23)

It is a Maryland state approved certification course. After passing the written and practical examinations, students receive a certificate and wallet card.   

Cost: Certification, $535; recertification, $320        

Class minimum: five; class limit: 20


Instructor: Bernie Bussard

Monday, April 15; Tuesday, April 16; and Wednesday, April 17, 5-8 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 8    

The course is designed to prepare students for the EPA section 608 technician certification exam.

Cost: ABC members, $135 (includes book and exam); nonmembers, $175; retest, $45

Electrical Journey and Master Exam Preparation

Instructor: Bob Runyon

Monday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 27, 6 to 9 p.m.

Registration deadline: March 18

The course prepares students to take the electrical exam.

Cost: members, $110; nonmembers, $170      

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

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