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a well trained team builds a strong future

In addition to safety certifications, we offer professional development courses: Supervisory Training Program, CESCL, and Army Corps Quality Management.

Available Courses

Army Corps Quality Management Certification

Sponsored by Convergence Networks
Construction Quality Management for Contractors

This one and half day virtual training course hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers covers the QC/QA system successfully used by the Corps of Engineers and  NAVFAC. Concepts are increasingly being adopted by state agencies, public authorities, and other local public sector owners. It details planning concepts, which are prevention-oriented to reduce tear-out, improve quality, and improve schedule.

ABOUT THE COURSE

CQM-C course was developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Associated General Contractors (AGC). Upon satisfactory completion, a five-year certificate will be issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The CQM-C certificate earned from the class is approved for both Army and Navy projects. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CQM-C is a construction continuing education course useful for owners, A/Es, inspectors, construction managers, facility engineers, particularly those doing public sector construction. Successful completion of the CQM-C course by QC managers and their alternates is required by both USACE and NAVFAC construction contract specifications. NAVFAC design-build specifications require both construction QC managers and design QC managers to have successfully completed the course.

2024 Schedule

Please select a date below for easy online registration.

  • July 23 – 24, 2024 (In partnership with AGC of California)

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Class Information
  • Cost: $350 members, $400 non-members
  • Virtual Online Course: Day One: 8 am–5 pm; Day Two: 8 am–12 pm
  • Once registered, we will notify AGC of California and you will receive log in information, as well as orientation.

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)

This is an on demand virtual course which focuses on erosion and sediment control for the construction industry. Once registered, participants have 10 days to complete the online training and then must complete a virtual field trip. Virtual field trips take place on Mondays. Each attendee will be registered with the Department of Ecology and be issued a numbered certificate and the certification card required for on-site Certified Erosion Control Supervisors. Certification is valid for three years.

Subjects covered in the CESCL course include:

  • Project scheduling, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) planning and development
  • Ecology approved source control BMPs
  • Infiltration and dispersal methods
  • Spill prevention planning
  • Stormwater discharge monitoring and reporting
  • Administrative record keeping
  • Practical application erosion inspection review
  • Permit compliance, contract considerations
  • Legal ramifications of noncompliance: personal and corporate liability

Cost: $350 (members), $400 (non-members)

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Re-Certification

Class Information:

This is an on demand virtual course which focuses on erosion and sediment control for the construction industry. Once registered, participants have 10 days to complete the online training. You must have your current CESCL certification number and expiration date. Upon completion, your new certification will be updated with the Department of Ecology. Certification is valid for three years.

Subjects covered in the CESCL course include:

  • Project scheduling, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) planning and development
  • Ecology approved source control BMPs
  • Infiltration and dispersal methods
  • Spill prevention planning
  • Stormwater discharge monitoring and reporting
  • Administrative record keeping
  • Practical application erosion inspection review
  • Permit compliance, contract considerations
  • Legal ramifications of noncompliance: personal and corporate liability

Cost: $200 (members),  $250 (non-members)

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Supervisory Training Program

AGC of America’s Supervisory Training Program  (STP) is a comprehensive six-course program focusing on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials. STP is a nationally-recognized training standard that has been the professional development resource of choice for more than 130,000 construction supervisors and managers.

Online Courses

This online version of the Supervisory Training Program (STP) is the same construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated, and field-tested by contractors as the face-to-face course. The comprehensive six-course certificate program is administered by San Diego State University through Construction Classes Online and AGC, and will benefit anyone on a construction jobsite who is in, or aspires to, a supervisory role. Each term three or four courses are offered, and students can register for one, two, or all those offered. Courses must be completed by the last day of the term. We recommend that you start with one course and become familiar with your own pace on the curriculum, then add more each term as your schedule allows. The STP curriculum creates an unmatched learning experience for participants. Every STP course is activity-based, with discussions, case histories, problems, and exercises. Participants in STP courses draw upon their field experience and learn by interaction with others from all areas of the construction industry.

Cost: members $400  non-members $600  (additional cost $150 for print textbook; $50 for electronic version)

 
Unit One – Leadership and Motivation (SDSU 201)
2024 SPRING TERM
April 8 Start Date
This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others. It will help you recognize your style of leadership and how to utilize other styles when appropriate.
  • The dollars and sense of people in construction
  • The role of the construction supervisor
  • Helping people perform better
  • Analyzing worker needs to affect motivation; leading others
  • Providing positive feedback to improve job performance, attitudes and abilities
  • Training and orienting crew members
  • Teams and team building
  • Leadership skills in action

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Unit Two – Oral and Written Communication (SDSU 202)
 
This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their job site. You will acquire the skills and understanding of positive, direct communication with an emphasis on construction supervision.
  • Effective communication
  • Learning to listen
  • Carrying on conversations
  • Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation
  • Communicating with all levels of an organization
  •  Putting it in writing
  • Meetings that work
  • Electronic communication
  • Improving communication
 
Unit 3 – Planning and Scheduling (SDSU 205)
2024 SPRING TERM
April 8 Start Date
 

Construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.

  • Preparing the project plan
  • Communicating the plan
  • Preparing bar chart and critical path schedules
  • Computer use in scheduling
  • Using the schedule on the jobsite
  • Updating the construction schedule
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Using planning and scheduling
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Unit 4 – Contract Law and Documents (SDSU 204)

This course covers contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

  • Introduction to contract documents and construction law
  • Creating a positive environment through partnering
  • Contractual relationships
  • Contract forms and documents
  • Managing general conditions
  • Good documentation practices
  • Changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Time impacts
  • Negotiation of resolutions
 
Unit 5 – Cost Productivity and Cost Management (SDSU 206)

2024 SPRING TERM
April 8 Start Date

This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

  • Construction estimates
  • Who controls project costs
  • Reporting and analyzing actual costs
  • Planning for cost control
  • Cost control strategies
  • Labor cost variances
  • Working with project partners
  • Managing risk and loss potentials
  • Cost control strategies
  • Post-project evaluations
  • Benchmarking construction productivity
  • Improving productivity through pre-planning
  • New skills for effective supervision
  • Personnel management
  • Equipment management for productivity improvement
  • Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
  • Quantifying lost labor productivity
  • Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis
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Unit 6 – Risk Management and Problem Solving (SDSU 203)
2024 SPRING TERM
April 8 Start Date
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control. Learn how to avoid barriers to creative problem-solving and how to create a problem-solving atmosphere at the jobsite.
  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations
  • Planning for site safety
  • Site security and protection
  • Multi-employer jobsite safety
  • Construction risk management
  • Safety and human resources
  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and document

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100 Series: Estimating, Blueprints, Processes, Equipment, and Civil Sitework Courses

INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION – 100

This self-paced seminar is to understand the major roles, players, and processes in the construction industry. Become familiar with the types of construction and the process of a construction project.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information about the contents of this course click here.

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ESTIMATING & BLUEPRINT READING

 
Introduction to Construction Estimating – 101

A self-paced course. Develop foundational knowledge of the procedures, materials, equipment, and practices that are needed in estimating for any trade or type of construction. This estimating course provides an excellent introduction to the trade-specific estimating that we cover in Estimating and Bidding 1 and 2. The information from this course can be used in estimating any trade or type of construction.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

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Essential Construction Math – 102

A self-paced introductory course that develops mathematical skills through practice and application to the construction trade. Calculation of board feet, area, volume of shapes and concrete footings, slabs, and conversions are studied. While this class is not a prerequisite for any other classes, it does provide a foundation for them.

Cost: Members $500, Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

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Construction Blueprint Reading – 103

Read architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical blueprints. Practice looking up information and solving common construction problems by reading the blueprints.

Cost: Members $500, Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

 

 
Estimating and Bidding 1 – 105

The first of two hands-on detailed estimating courses in which students learn how to estimate general conditions, site work, excavation, concrete and masonry. Be sure to look over the prerequisites by clicking on the additional information link below.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

 

ESTIMATING AND BIDDING 2 – 106

The second course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with metals, wood, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, and mechanical estimating. You may take Estimating and Bidding 1 and 2 in any order.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information about the content of this course click here.

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MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS and PROCESSES – 107

Develop foundational knowledge of construction materials and processes that utilize concrete, brick and CMU, metals, wood products, roofing, and more. Understand and report back on  how materials and processes function in green construction. An overall construction system will be covered each week. Expand your studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information about on this course, click here.

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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT and METHODS – 108

The course will introduce students to civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, equipment economics and utilization, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earthmoving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

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CIVIL CONSTRUCTION

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS of CIVIL SITE WORK – 109

This course focuses on understanding civil construction techniques. This includes site preparation and grading, excavation, backfill, compaction, trenching, paving, and dewatering.

Cost: Members $500,  Non-members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

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Civil Blueprint Reading and Material – 110

In 110 students will gain an overall and elementary understanding of civil construction blueprints and materials in this blueprint reading class. This includes understanding and interpreting civil construction materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, pipe, and geosynthestics.

Cost: Members $500, Non-Members $690

For additional information on this course, click here.

 

Estimating Civil and Sitework Construction – 114

This course introduces students to estimating civil engineering, heavy construction projects, and site work construction projects. This course will cover reading and understanding civil construction plans, determining crew make-up, and fundamentals of estimating various civil and site work components.

Cost: Members $500, Non-members $690

For additional information on the course, click here.

 

Advanced Safety Management Training Course

This course is offered through AGC of America.

This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program.

Moving beyond the basics of Focus Four training, AGC’s Advanced Safety Management Training Program will give participants a more holistic view of safety’s role in project and company success, as well as advanced tactics and best practices for managing all aspects of a corporate safety program.

Participants will also focus on the importance of “selling” safety throughout the organization and methods to generate buy–in from different audiences.

Topics covered include:

  • Managing a Field Safety Program
  • Training Supervisors
  • Record keeping Requirements and Best Practices
  • Legal Aspects of Construction Safety
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • How to Handle Multi–Employer Worksites
  • Crisis Management Tactics

Participants should have first–hand experience managing construction safety and health issues on either a project or corporate level and a working knowledge of OSHA Construction Standards. Successful completion of AGC’s Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) or an equivalent construction–focused safety primer course is encouraged.


Continuing Education 

2.2 IACET CEUs
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.  IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

21.75 AIA Learning Units (Health, Safety and Welfare)
The Associated General Contractors of America is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G523. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs.


Upcoming  In-Person Courses

Member Registration Fee: $1,395 | Non Member Registration Fee: $1,695

  • September 18–20, 8 am–5 pm | Arlington, Virginia | Register
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Virtual ASMTC

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.


Technology Requirements

Courses are delivered via the Zoom platform; a webcam and mic are required for participation. Headsets or earbuds are strongly recommended. Registration cost includes the eTextbook.

Questions? Email AGC of America at education@agc.org

 
Upcoming  Virtual Courses

Member Registration Fee: $1,395  | Non-Member Registration Fee: $1,695

  • TBD
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Building Information Modeling Education Program

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.
Cost: $1,595 for members, $2,000 for non-members

 

What is the BIM EP?

AGC’s Building Information Modeling Education Program (BIM EP) is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels in BIM concepts and processes. The program consists of four courses, intended to give participants a broad understanding of the new processes required in BIM.

These highly interactive courses combine the latest information on BIM processes and technologies, step-by-step procedures for integrating BIM into the project delivery process, real-life case studies of successful BIM implementation and the practical issues all parties need to understand when using BIM on a construction project.

CM-BIM Seal

The highly interactive program provides 32 hours of instruction and training to get construction industry professionals at all levels ready to take advantage of the benefits of BIM.

After participants complete all four courses in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM). This exam fee is not included in the course fee.

Course Overview
BIM Learning Objectives
Path to CM-BIM
 

Upcoming Classes

  • July 15–18 | 7 am–3 pm | Register
  • September 10–October 3 | 8 am–4 pm | Register
  • December 9–12 | 8 am–4 pm | Register
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Construction Project Manager Course

Earn Your Professional Credentials

AGC of America’s widely recognized Construction Project Manager Course offers participants up to 35 qualified hours of professional development with the opportunity to receive the following continuing education credits:

3.5 IACET CEUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

35 AIA/CES LUs | The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

This course also qualifies for continuing professional development (CPD) units from the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).

In order to qualify for CEUs, participants must:

  • Attend the relevant course for at least 95% of instruction time.
  • Complete all instructor evaluations as well as the overall course evaluation.
  • Complete the overall assessment via the AGC Learning Center with a score of 75% or greater.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending. For more information on AGC credentialing opportunities, contact education@agc.org.

Visit the AGCA website for more information

Modules & Learning Objectives

Overall Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of pre-planning and its correlation with a company’s bottom line.
  • Discuss the impact of low job site productivity on the project contractor, craftsperson, project owner and designer.
  • Discuss information required to evaluate and select subcontractor and vendor services and material and equipment purchases.
  • Identify legal actions, or lack thereof, that can have far-reaching legal consequences for the project manager, their company and many others.
Module 1: Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Identify tools and approaches for creative problem solving and decision making.
  • Discuss how to use decision making techniques in current challenges through classroom exercises.
  • Develop basic negotiation skills for problem solving and issue resolution.
Module 2: Communications
  • Identify how each personality trait leads to effective leadership in problem solving, communications and teamwork.
  • Describe the correlation between communication skills, personal leadership strategies and high performing teams.
  • Illustrate techniques for effective oral and written communications.
  • Distinguish between listening and hearing.
    Identify strategies to conduct effective meetings.
Module 3: Project Planning
  • Identify the importance of pre-planning and its correlation with a company’s bottom line.
  • Outline the pre-planning process.
  • Discuss pre-planning and planning tools.
  • Demonstrate team building techniques within the pre-planning process.
Module 4: Safety Management
  • Describe the project manager’s role in regards to safety management.
  • Identify how safety affects a jobsite, both positively and negatively.
  • Discuss best practices in managing safety on a construction project.
  • Discuss the direct and indirect costs related to injury and claims management.
  • Identify best practices for navigating an OSHA inspection.
  • Establish a positive safety culture on your projects.
Module 5: Subcontractor & Vendor Management
  • Discuss information required to evaluate and select subcontractor and vendor services and material and equipment purchases.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare documents for the purchase of the services mentioned above.
  • Describe how these documents aid in maintaining a project within budget, on schedule and with reduced claim potential.
  • Identify effective techniques for dealing with new subcontractors vs. experienced subcontractors.
Module 6: Cost Control
  • Identify the project manager’s role in cost control.
  • Discuss the importance of tracking job costs.
  • Examine sample report forms used throughout the project in order to demonstrate the need for meaningful cost budgets.
  • Illustrate cost analysis through the use of examples.
  • Explain how good cost control practices and forecast probable final project cost.
Module 7: Project Recordkeeping
  • Examine the various types of project records that must be generated, tracked and stored to increase project efficiency and prevent legal issues.
  • Analyze the project manager’s role in ensuring that project records are being properly maintained to avoid future conflicts and support claims.
  • Discuss capabilities of various software packages to assist with the recordkeeping process.
Module 8: Construction Productivity
  • Identify reasons for low job site productivity.
    Discuss the impact of low job site productivity on the project contractor, craftsperson, project owner and designer.
  • Identify practices to ensure each worker is part of the overall project team.
  • Analyze models to measure, predict and improve job site productivity.
  • Identify environmental factors that impact productivity.
  • Describe how to apply short interval schedules and job schedules to increase field productivity.
  • Develop a work plan to increase field productivity.
Module 9: Time Management
  • Develop an understanding of how to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrate how personal behavior affects time management.
  • Examine time management techniques that can be used on the job.
Module 10: Claims Management
  • Illustrate techniques for completing projects with a minimum amount of disputes using effective document control.
  • Examine specifications and contract language.
  • Identify a process for managing change orders.
  • Describe the difference between arbitration, mediation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Module 11: Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling
  • Identify ways to plan and schedule work more efficiently using Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling.
  • Analyze modern scheduling techniques including the CPM schedule, bar charts, computer printouts and plots.
  • Identify how to use the CPM schedule as a tool for avoiding or documenting future claims.
  • Discuss the importance of regular updates to the CPM schedule.
Module 12: Legal Issues & Contract Clauses
  • Discuss the significant legal implications project managers face.
  • Identify actions, or lack thereof, that can have far-reaching legal consequences for the project manager, their company and many others.
  • Identify specific areas where caution is necessary in order to avoid legal problems.
Module 13: Innovation
  • Discover the latest trends in Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Discuss benefits of Lean Construction.
  • Explain the origins of Lean Construction.

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Tentative Schedule

(Subject to Change)

  • Day 1: Team Building & Networking
  • Day 2: Problem Solving, Decision Making, Safety Management & Innovations
  • Day 3: Communications & Project Planning
  • Day 4: Subcontractor + Vendor Management, Cost Control, Project Recordkeeping & Construction Productivity
  • Day 5: CPM Scheduling, Legal Issues + Contract Clauses
  • Day 6: Time Management & Claims Management

Visit the AGCA website for more information

Upcoming Classes

Atlanta | September 22–27 | Register

Houston | December 8–13 | Register

Questions? Contact AGC of America’s Sharon Williams or Jo-Anne Torres for additional information.

Construction Supervision Fundamentals

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.
Cost: $875 for members, $1,115 for non-members


What is the CSF?

AGCA’s Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are basic requirements for construction supervision. It is especially appropriate for those who are novice supervisors or newly promoted foremen, or for anyone who seeks career advancement in leading and directing construction activities. The construction supervisor’s responsibility to coordinate and manage construction activities requires creative and flexible thinking that can be applied to the dynamic issues associated with construction projects.

About the CSF

This course is the first step on the path to developing construction supervisors. This interactive course allows the building trades and craft workers to experience construction supervision techniques firsthand and create a professional development plan to achieve personal career goals.

Course Overview
CSF Learning Objectives

Upcoming Courses
  • August 5–16 | 6–10 am | Register
  • October 22–24 | 7 am–3 pm | Register
  • December 4–18 | 7:30 am–3:30 pm | Register
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Continuing Edge Workshops

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.

It’s never been easier to equip your team with the insights needed to boost jobsite safety and productivity.

AGC of America’s Continuing Edge Workshops give your team a crash course in the most pressing topics facing our industry. Each program immerses attendees in a 4 – 12-hour learning experience designed to empower them to leave as a more confident and well-informed leader.

These concise, targeted training sessions are delivered through dynamic Zoom classrooms. Participants must have video and audio functions active to maximize interaction with both facilitators and peers.

Continuing Edge Workshops


Lean Into Safety

July 11 | 10 am–2 pm
Registration Fee: $400
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We know that Lean Construction seriously improves project schedules, costs and quality but can it also improve the safety of our projects? This half-day course will explain how we can reduce safety incidents through the application of Lean Construction tools and techniques. Find out how to identify, assess and reduce safety risks with 5S organization, waste analysis, the Last Planner System, Kaizen events, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and workflow design. 

Take your safety program to the next level with Lean.  

AGC of America recognizes the Lean Into Safety as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 4 hours of CE Credit by attending Lean into Safety.  

Topics: 

    • Introduction to Waste & Safety Focused Lean Tools
    • Incorporating Health & Safety into the Last Planner System 
    • 6S = 5S + Safety
    • Workflow Design – Safety considerations for smooth workflow
    • Kaizen – Continuous improvement creates safer projects
    • Focus & FMEA – How to properly assess and address potential safety issues 

 

Digital Twin Technology, A Path to AECO Excellence

August 13–15 | 10 am–2 pm
Registration Fee: $400
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Step into the future of construction with our 3-part Digital Twins workshop, revolutionizing project management in the digital era.

  • Unlock Efficiency: Real-time monitoring and scenario simulations streamline workflows, enhancing project management.
  • Safety Guaranteed: Anticipate issues preemptively, creating safer work environments and mitigating risks.
  • Save Costs, Boost Success: Identify inefficiencies for reduced project costs and improved resource allocation.
  • Enhance Collaboration: Improve communication among stakeholders for better decision-making and collaboration.
  • Build Sustainability: Ensure long-term viability through ongoing analysis and predictive maintenance.
  • Gain the Competitive Edge: Embrace innovative practices for transformative project outcomes and industry leadership.
  • Don’t Miss Out: Join us and embark on a journey towards unparalleled efficiency, safety, and success with Digital Twins. The future of construction starts here.

By the end of this workshop, the student will be able to:

  • Understand Digital Twins: Define what digital twins are and their significance in various industries. Recognize the core concepts and components of a digital twin.
  • Explore Digital Twin Technologies: Identify the technologies and tools commonly used in creating and managing digital twins. Evaluate the suitability of different technologies for specific use cases. 
  • Develop a Digital Twin Strategy: Define clear business objectives for implementing digital twins in their organization.  Create a roadmap for the successful implementation of digital twin projects. 
  • Learn Data Management and Integration: Understand the importance of data in digital twin projects. Learn how to collect, store, preprocess, and integrate data from various sources into a digital twin. 
  • Gain Hands‐On Experience (Optional): Build a basic digital twin model using a digital twin platform. Visualize data and understand the practical aspects of working with digital twins. 
  • Explore Use Cases: Examine real‐world applications of digital twins in AECO industries. Identify how digital twins can enhance decision‐making and operational efficiency. 
  • Plan for Implementation: Formulate a plan to apply digital twin concepts and technologies in their own work or organization.
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AGC of America Emerging Contractors Education Series

For small contractors just starting out, the school of hard knocks is a tough instructor. Let AGC members help you overcome the challenges all small emerging businesses face with this 12-part video series focused on helping your business thrive and grow. Hear directly from contractors that have already paved the road to success.

This series is designed for emerging contractors – three years or less in business – and will address common industry challenges and best practices. But anyone who aims to start their own construction business or works in construction can learn from AGC’s industry experts in this free 12-class series.

Produced by AGC of America, we pleased to offer this course free to construction companies, their employees, and young construction industry professionals (members and non-members.) in Oregon.

Modules focus on these topics:
  • Module 1: Company Organization
  • Module 2: Effective Leadership
  • Module 3: Insurance and Bonding
  • Module 4: Business Development
  • Module 5: Contracts
  • Module 6: Workplace Legal Compliance
  • Module 7: Financials and Cash Flow
  • Module 8: Bidding and Estimating
  • Module 9: Executive Management
  • Module 10: Scheduling
  • Module 11: Warehouse, Tools & Equipment
  • Module 12: Safety (four parts)

Click here to access the Emerging Contractors Education Series.

AGC Edge Field Leadership

Contract Documents

This course is offered through AGC of America.

This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

  • Introduction to contract documents and construction law
  • Creating a positive environment through partnering
  • Contractual relationships
  • Contract forms and documents
  • Managing general conditions
  • Good documentation practices
  • Changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Time impacts
  • Negotiation of resolutions

 

Upcoming  Virtual Courses

Member Registration Fee: $875 | Non Member Registration Fee: $1,115

  • August dates coming soon
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Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs

This course is offered through AGC of America.

This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

  • Construction estimates
  • Who controls project costs
  • Reporting and analyzing actual costs
  • Planning for cost control
  • Cost control strategies
  • Labor cost variances
  • Working with project partners n Managing risk and loss potentials
  • Cost control strategies n Post-project evaluations
  • Benchmarking construction productivity
  • Improving productivity through preplanning
  • New skills for effective supervision
  • Personnel management
  • Equipment management for productivity improvement
  • Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
  • Quantifying lost labor productivity
  • Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis
 
Upcoming  Virtual Courses

Member Registration Fee: $875 | Non Member Registration Fee: $1,115

  • Dates coming soon
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Risk Management and Problem Solving

This course is offered through AGC of America.

This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control.

  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations
  • Planning for site safety
  • Site safety management
  • Site security and protection
  • Multi-employer jobsite safety
  • Construction risk management
  • Safety and human resources
  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents
 
Upcoming  Virtual Courses

Member Registration Fee: $875 | Non Member Registration Fee: $1,115

  • Dates coming soon
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Lean Construction Education Program

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.
Cost: $2,645 for members, $3,425 for non-members

 
What is the Lean Construction Education Program?

Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.

To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.

The highly interactive program provides 36-hours of instruction and training to provide construction industry professionals at all levels with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the benefits of Lean Construction.

CM-Lean Certificate

Students participating in AGC’s five-unit Lean Construction Education program will be eligible to take an exam to earn their CM-Lean.

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice, and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.

Course Overview
LCEP Learning Objectives
Path to CM-Lean
Business Case for Lean

Upcoming Classes
  • July 23–August 2 | 7 am–1 pm, 2nd Edition | Register
  • September 4–30 | 10 am–1 pm, 2nd Edition | Register
  • November 5–13 | 7 am–4 pm, 2nd Edition | Register

Lean Into Safety

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Project Manager Development Program

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.
Cost: $1,865 for members, $2,375 for non-members

 

What is the PMDP?

AGCA’s Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) is construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated, and field-tested by and for contractors. The five-unit, ~40 hour program covers the essentials of project management for emerging project managers and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development, taking participants through the management of the entire lifecycle of a construction project.

The curriculum, along with the activities and shared experiences of course participants, provides the necessary skills and knowledge to increase the participant’s ability to work successfully with others to ensure project success.

Course Overview
PMDP Learning Objectives
 
Upcoming Courses
  • June 4–27 | 9–2 pm | Register
  • August 19–23| 8 am–4 pm | Register
  • October 28–November 8 | 6:30 am–1 pm | Register
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Safety Management Training Course

This course is offered through AGC of America.

What is the SMTC?

The AGC of America Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry.

The SMTC program builds on Focus Four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel.

Participants will receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program.

Topics covered include:

  • OSHA Inspections
  • Subcontractors & Multi–Employer Relations
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Equipment Management
  • Steel Erection and Concrete Construction
  • Electrical Safety Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Excavation Management
  • Concrete Safety
  • Fall Protection Management
  • Bi–Lingual Issues
  • OSHA Crane & Derrick Standard
 
Continuing Education

2.3 IACET CEUs
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training. 

22.75 AIA Learning Units (Health, Safety and Welfare)
The Associated General Contractors of America is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G523. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs.


Cost (includes breakfast, lunch, and training materials)
  • $1,195 member / $1,495 non-member

Upcoming In-Person Courses

In-Seat Classes

  • Upcoming dates TBD
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Virtual SMTC

This course is offered through AGC Edge, AGC of America’s live virtual training program.


Technology Requirements

Courses are delivered via the Zoom platform; a webcam and mic are required for participation. Headsets or earbuds are strongly recommended. Registration cost includes the eTextbook.

Questions? Email AGC of America at education@agc.org


Upcoming Virtual Courses

  • November 8–22 (Fridays) | 6 am–2 pm | Register
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