QAO Training

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Classes Held in Spring & Fall

(or as requested by companies)

April 28, 2017
Colorado Mountain College - Edwards, CO
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Class Cost

Tuition - $495 / person

Student Tuition - $395 / person
(Current Transcript Required)

Group Tuition (3+) - $395 / person

News

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Certified Quality Assurance Technician Training – April 28

OAC will be holding a Certified Quality Assurance Technician Training on April 28th, 2017 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, CO. This one day Quality Assurance Observation training course has been specifically designed for field supervisors and lead craftsmen on the methodology of Quality Assurance Observation (QAO). Not only will the highly interactive sessions challenge [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Certified Quality Assurance Technician Training – April 28

OAC to host Building Science Basics Seminar Fall 2017

OAC will once again be hosting a Building Science Basics Seminar in the Fall of 2017. Stay tuned for guest speaker announcement and schedule.

By | March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OAC to host Building Science Basics Seminar Fall 2017

OAC will be hosting another Building Science Basics Seminar

OAC Management is proud to host Joe Lstiburek for a 1-day Building Science Basics Seminar in Edwards, CO, at Colorado Mountain College, on November 18, 2016. The Wall Street Journal refers to Dr. Lstiburek as, "the dean of North American building science." Dr. Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation and an acclaimed [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OAC will be hosting another Building Science Basics Seminar

How to Eliminate Construction Defects with a Simple Document

It’s finally here! We recently completed our final draft of a technical specification for Quality Assurance Observation. We believe this allows us to effectively and easily help projects deliver quality simply by inserting this section into their Specs. Architects like it because it protects them from dealing with construction defects; they are adding value for [...]

By | July 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Eliminate Construction Defects with a Simple Document

5 Step Process to effectively mitigate poor quality construction

Over the last 5 years we've been creating, implementing, tweaking, and perfecting the QAO methodology to help contractors, architects, subcontractors, insurance professionals, and even banks effectively mitigate poor quality construction. We continue to gather feedback and improve our process. While we don’t say we have the “only” solution or even that we have a “silver [...]

By | May 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Step Process to effectively mitigate poor quality construction

What is the #1 Important Trigger for Green Builders?

Just finished looking over the Mcgraw-Hill Residential Green Home Bldg Survey and was taken aback by a few slides and statistics. I’m sure many of you have already seen this report as it’s been out for a few months, we were recently pointed to it by our colleague Brian Hill. The number one trigger for [...]

By | March 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the #1 Important Trigger for Green Builders?

Why Hire an Owner’s Rep?

We were recently asked by an owner to compile a quick response to their stakeholders question of why should we spend money on an Owner's Rep? After compiling many reasons why an Owner's Rep is an extremely important component of any team, we narrowed it down to the top 5 reasons why hiring an Owner's Rep [...]

By | November 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Hire an Owner’s Rep?

Is There a Difference Between QA and QC in Construction? And Does It Matter?

Many in our industry clump Quality Assurance and Quality Control together to form the trendy term “QA/QC” (even sounds kinda cool). The reality is however, at least by our definition, that “QA/QC” have about as much in common as a ceiling does to a roof. True they are both found overhead – but – both [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is There a Difference Between QA and QC in Construction? And Does It Matter?

The One Question Everyone Asks

We suppose this question applies to every market sector of business. It has various forms, and can be asked in many different ways, but in the end it comes down to just one thing. Dollars. How much does it cost me? Answer: (We choose to answer this question with a question) Don't you mean "How [...]

By | April 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The One Question Everyone Asks

When Your Reserve Study Shows it’s Time For a Renovation…

Your HOA’s Reserve Study indicates that your roof and siding should be replaced in 8 years, but yesterday while walking to your car you noticed the siding is in pretty bad shape. You begin the process of asking around for a good local contractor who can provide a high quality renovation at a relatively low [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Your Reserve Study Shows it’s Time For a Renovation…