Continuing Education

Builders in the state of Louisiana must earn a total of SIX (6) hours of continuing education units (CEUs) in order to renew their residential contractor’s license. HBA of SWLA offers these classes at no charge to builder members of the association.

2017 Class Schedule

October 11, 2017, 8:00-12:00 - SEED Center, 4310 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70605

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Moisture Management in Foam Buildings - 3 Hrs.  Presented by Bobby Parks Session 1 Humidity We will address humidity management by the many methodology’s such as the proper sizing of ac system, ventilation operation and the various challenges experienced over the various seasons. We will also study various case studies in an attempt to distinguish between myths and actual building performance. Session 2 Condensation Of course humidity and humidity control are a great lead-in to understanding the dynamics condensation control. Again we will use numerous case studies and various demonstrations to understand issue experienced and situations that cause problematic issues such as sweating ac vents, mold growth arounds bath exhaust fans and stove hoods, etc..

December 6, 2017, 9:30-12:30 - Calcasieu Parish Library: Central Library (main branch), 301 W Claude St., Lake Charles, LA 70605

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The Center for Energy Studies has teamed with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance to offer the "Success with 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Louisiana Workshop," providing area builders, contractors, subcontractors and code officials training on recommended practices for optimized energy savings.

The workshop will provide:

•  Information to assist in meeting the 2009 IRC chapter 11 Energy Efficiency requirements
•  Course booklet featuring targeted guides for each subcontractor
•  Recommendations on reducing expenses, creating low- to no-cost quality control and increasing customer satisfaction
•  La. State Licensing Board for Contractors CEU opportunity: 3 credit hours

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