This course will satisfy 1.5 hours of continuing education for contractors and will discuss efficient estimating techniques used to optimize the bidding process, moving on to cover eco-friendly materials, ADA compliant plan designs and energy efficient options for kitchen and bathroom construction and remodels.
We will learn about the concept of the kitchen work triangle and its relationship to functional kitchen builds and remodels. Including, the evolution of the kitchen island from rolling cart to permanent built-in and the feasibility of commercial grade versus professional grade appliances in kitchens. Discover current trends in kitchen and bath lighting design through a review of current lighting technology.
This course provides eco-friendly and ADA compliant accessibility, material and design options available for homeowners looking to ‘age-in-place'. We discuss everything from flooring materials to options and advancements in hot water heaters to the reuse or donation of items salvaged during the demolition process
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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for many of our courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and an approved lead instructor for At Your Pace Online, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by our students, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.