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Ride the Hempcrete wave into sustainable green building!

Hempcrete is an ideal infill for additions, remodels, retrofits, and new construction. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the basics of building with hempcrete. The difference is in the walls.

October 24th-25th, 2019; 8:00 to 3:00 pm.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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TLC for Historic Wood Windows

Preserve your architectural heritage, and put your pieces of history back to work. Join us for a 1-day or 2-day workshop to restore vintage wood windows with our preservation specialist.

November 20th, 2019; 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
November 21st-22nd, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

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Beauty that endures and is built on tradition.

Picture your favorite historic building, then imagine it returned to full glory. Join us for a 2-day workshop to learn the skills you need bring new life to old stone and brick using Lithomex surface repair mortar.

February 14th-15th, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Lime Mortar - It's more than meets the eye!

Breathe new life into deteriorating mortar joints. Learn the art of repointing using lime mortar to repair, retain, and maintain the beauty and elegance of your architectural heritage.

February 1st, 2019.
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Repointing vintage masonry with attitude!

Elevate the level of your craftsmanship by learning the techniques needed to simulate distinctive joint profiles such as ribbon, weathered ridge, beaded, and/or grapevine repointing.

February 1st, 2019.
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Rest In Peace--Not in Pieces!

Learn preservation practices to keep gravestones and monuments from deteriorating further; understand the significance of original materials and details; and recognize how to stabilize, repair, and retain features wherever possible to ensure their safekeeping for future generations.

August 2nd, 2019.
Call 215-536-1776 for more information.

RRP Certification

Training Program RRP-01 – Certified Renovator
Initial RRP EPA Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP)

EPA Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP)

Full Day Training Program
COST: $250
PREREQUISITES REQUIRED: No (Please click here to view terms and conditions)
DATE: Listed here
TIME: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Craftwork Training Center, 3145 State Road, Telford, PA, 18969

What’s Included:

Craftwork Training Center is an EPA-accredited training provider for the Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting program (RRP). Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process. Each student is responsible for providing their own lunch.

Course Background:

The EPA Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule is designed to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair, and painting activities. These activities can create hazardous lead dust when surfaces with lead paint, even from many decades ago, are disturbed. The RRP Rule requires workers to be trained and certified in the use of lead-safe work practices and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified. These requirements became fully effective on April 22, 2010.

Firms receiving compensation for performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be EPA-certified and must use Certified Renovators who follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This includes in-house maintenance staff and many types of outside contractors such as renovators, remodelers, electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters, roofers, siders, window installers, and carpenters. In order to become Certified Renovators, individuals must take RRP training from an EPA-accredited training provider like Craftwork Training Center. For firms to be certified, they must submit an application and pay a fee to the EPA.

Traditional renovation work—like sanding, cutting, and demolition—can create significant lead dust hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed and may cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work activities can minimize and contain lead dust. The use of lead-safe work procedures makes the job safer for you, your coworkers and customers, and reduces liability exposure. Whether you are in charge of a contracting company, partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship, or you work on your own, lead-safe renovator training is an important part of keeping your business afloat. In fact, performing work for compensation and without certification, in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities, which disturbs lead-based painted surfaces could result in fines of up to $37,500 per day per violation.

Course Objectives & Goals:

This EPA Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices effectively. Subjects covered include health effects, regulations, lead-safe work practices, dust and debris containment, cleaning verification, and recordkeeping. The lecture and hands-on skills ensure you receive the training you need to perform lead-safe work practices. Each student must successfully complete the hands-on skills and pass an end-of-class written exam to receive a Certified Renovator certificate which is valid for 5 years.

After completing the course participants will:

Ready to become a lead-safe Certified Renovator? CLICK HERE to enroll in a Certified Renovator–Initial RRP Course and receive the training you need to perform lead-safe work practices.