Updated Journeyman Exam Prep – Online in HD Video

On: February 9, 2018
This course will review plumbing laws and regulations, general concepts of venting and drainage, and some specific code items. There will also be valuable hands-on exercises and a review of construction math. Not only will you be prepared to take the state exam, but you will also leave with some tools to use in the field, helping you to be more efficient in what you do. Specifically, the course will cover the 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code, Skilled Trades Act PA 407, and Public Act 230 of 1972. The course will provide test-taking tricks on how to navigate the code book quickly and efficiently.

Running in the Dark

Running in the Dark

On: February 9, 2018
Running is great exercise. It will increase your endurance, build muscle, strengthen the heart, and even improve your overall mood. Many of us can only find the time in our busy schedules to exercise in the early morning, or in the late evening. If you find yourself going for a run in the dark here are a few tips to make it safer.

House Sold

How Cyber Criminals Use Real Estate Transactions

On: February 9, 2018
Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of real estate agents or other persons involved in a real estate transaction and using information gained from the hack to dupe a party into a fraudulent wire transfer. The hackers often send an email that appears to be from an individual legitimately involved in the transaction, informing the recipient, often the buyer, that there has been a last-minute change to the wiring instructions. 

Congratulations to Our Latest Veteran Scholarship Recipient

On: February 9, 2018
Builders License Training Institute is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals interested in obtaining a Builder or Contractor license nationwide. We provide scholarship opportunities for Veterans and Students interested in Prelicensure Courses or Exam Prep.

Construction Site from Drone

The Real Cost of Drones in Construction

On: February 9, 2018
If you plan to provide a service to customers, you’ll need a fleet of drones (at least 2, but having 3 is much better), as you’ll crash it and need to be up immediately to finish the job. If you send it out for repairs, it could take anywhere from a week to 3 months depending on who you send it to.

Texas Pesticide Truck

Safe Travels for Texas Pesticide Applicators

On: February 9, 2018
Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. at almost 270,000 square miles, meaning applicators have to travel a lot. Travelling with pesticides can be a dangerous business. If containers are not secured properly there can be leaks even during an uneventful trip and if anything goes wrong the results can be disastrous.

What does WPS Mean to Agricultural Employers?

On: February 6, 2018
WPS stands for the EPA’s newly revised Worker Protection Standard that recently went into effect for agricultural employers. The WPS requirement is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and sets specific requirements that all agricultural employers are required to follow. One of the most significant requirement changes that are now in effect is that agricultural employers must train all workers every year using specific EPA approved training materials or programs. Employers are also required to document this training and store it for at least two years, as well as provide proof of training to workers who request it.

Meet Jack, Our First Student Scholarship Recipient!

On: February 5, 2018
Builders License Training Institute has created a scholarship program for young men and women enrolled in school currently or within the last 6 months who are interested in becoming a Michigan licensed builder.

Ancient Plumbing

B.C. Plumbing Systems

On: February 2, 2018
2,500 B.C. A sophisticated system of pipes is found on a  small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The pipes were found beneath the lower portion of a pyramid, suggesting they were apart of building plans from the start.

Electric Weapons Self Defense

States Are Banning Electric Weapons for Self-Defense

On: February 2, 2018
Caetano took her case to the supreme court and ultimately all charges against her were dropped but the Massachusetts law banning electronic weapons remains. Massachusetts argues that stun guns are not protected by second amendment rights because they were not in existence at the time of the constitution. However, electronic weapons are often safer than their early American counterparts.