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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.

  • No Classes are Scheduled at This Time
 
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)

Click Here to Register

 

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

Click Here to Register

 
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
Click Here to Register
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

Click Here to Register

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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.

Register

 
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.

Register


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.

Register

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.

Register


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

  • February 2, 9, and 16 | 6 am–2 pm | Register
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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

  • February 6–29 | 9 am–1 pm | Register
  • BIM Primer for Horizontal Construction: March 7 | 10 am–3 pm | Register
  • April 15–18 | 6 am–2 pm | Register
  • May 13–23 | 2–5:30 pm | Register
  • July 15–18 | 7 am–3 pm | Register
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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
  • January 9–25 | 10 am–2 pm | SOLD OUT
  • February 5–14 | 7 am–1 pm | Register
  • March 18–22 | 9:30 am–2:30 pm | Register
  • April 8–10 | 9:30 am–2:30 pm | Register
  • May 2–23 | 8 am–2 pm | Register
  • August 5–16 | 6–10 am | Register
  • December 3–17 | 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

BIM Primer for Horizontal Construction

March 7 | 10 am–2 pm
Registration Fee: $400
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) has had an incredible impact on the design and construction industries, with a big focus for the “vertical” market.  How though, is it impacting the horizontal (infrastructure) market?

This workshop is intended to answer that question, aimed at those of you who are new to the concept of Information Modeling as it applies to non-building projects like: infrastructure for dams, waste facilities, rail, transit, aviation, energy, roads, highways, bridges, public parks and recreation, water, and wastewater.  You will learn the terminology for holding your own in conversations about Information Modeling on jobs, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of what Information Modeling for infrastructure is and how you might begin to use it.

Come to this session prepared to interact—it is not a lecture format, instead we will have frank discussions about the overall process and take a deeper dive into the specifics about what this dynamic technological process means to you.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, attendees will:

    • Gain an understanding of what BIM/CIM/VDC is and how it applies to horizontal construction and infrastructure projects.
    • Be ready to take on BIM/CIM/VDC with deeper insight of its impacts on the AECO industry.
    • Want to learn more about the BIM/CIM/VDC process and how it might apply to their specific organization(s).
    • Have the ability to create an action plan for getting started with BIM/CIM/VDC on their projects.
    • Understand the benefits of BIM/CIM/VDC for infrastructure


Problem Solving Workshop – Tools for Teams

April 5 & 12 | 8:30–11:30 am
Registration Fee: $500 
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Ask the 5 Whys. Join your facilitators, Andy, Kyle and Dan, as they add new problem-solving tools to your toolbox. Students will work together in small groups to improve actual student-submitted project issues, risks, and opportunities. To help us with things like:

    • Make sure we are solving the right problem.
    • Get buy-in to our counter measures.
    • Clearly define who is taking responsibility for which pieces.
    • Solve the root cause, not the symptom.
Schedule and Tools Explored:
Day 1:
    • 5 Why Method
    • Fast-Track problem solving (three powerful questions leading to team analysis and specific actions).
    • Root causeanalysis (for complex problems with multiple causes – a deeper dive using Fishbone Diagram).
      • This will begin toward the end of Day 1 and be carried over to the beginning of Day 2 as a bridge from Fast-Track to A3, thus forming a solid foundation for learning A3 Problem Solving (a diagram of the Fishbone analysis is often pasted into the A3 analysis section).
Day 2:
    • A3 Process and A3 Thinking

By the end of this Workshop, the student will be able to…

    • Draft a clear problem statement.
    • Determine which problem-solving method is best in each potential problem.
    • Differentiate between a symptom of a problem and the root cause of that, to assure the problem does not occur again.
    • Utilize each of the four methods presented.
    • Participate in, and possibly lead a team in these four methods, as learned through hands-on coached problem solving during the workshop.
    • Name the four principal, problem-solving methods and describe how to implement them.


Blueprint Reading

April 29 & 30, May 6 & 7 | 12–3 pm
Registration Fee: $600
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Join this four-part series, designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge and ‘hands on’ classroom experience, to help get you started in understanding construction design documents.

This blueprint reading series is developed to instruct each student in the basic understanding of construction blueprints & specifications. Every construction professional, whether working in the field or in the office, must know how to read plans. Although not overly complicated, beginning to read blueprints does require a basic understanding, practice and general knowledge of industry standards used to communicate project design.

What you can expect to gain from this course:

    • An introductory and foundational knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects.
    • Hands on practice and understanding of reading blueprints and specifications manuals.
    • Be able to locate both general and specific trade information using blueprints & Specifications.
    • Be able to answer basic construction questions related to design intent, project layout and the installation of materials at the jobsite.
    • Be able to locate, identify and understand project specific aspects within the design documents.


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 
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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

Leadership and Motivation

This course is offered through AGC of America.

Leadership and Motivation is specifically for supervisors who are responsible for jobsite work tasks on a construction project. Leadership and Motivation will teach the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others on the jobsite.

The highly collaborative virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and is best suited for anyone on a construction jobsite in a supervisory role – from the new supervisor or foreman to the experienced superintendent who is looking to become a more effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials.

This course is the first of six courses in the Field Leadership and Supervisory Training Program (STP); a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line.

Topics Addressed

  • The dollars and sense of people in construction
  • The role of the construction supervisor
  • Helping people perform better
  • Motivating and leading others
  • Positive feedback
  • Training and orienting crew members
  • Teams and team building
  • Leadership skills in action
 
Upcoming  Virtual Courses

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

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AGC Edge Field Leadership

Oral and Written Communication

This course is offered through AGC of America.

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.

  • Effective communication
  • Learning to listen
  • Carrying on conversations
  • Persuasion, negotiation, and confrontation
  • Communicating with your crew
  • Putting it in writing
  • Meetings that work
  • Electronic communication
  • Improving communication

 

Upcoming  Virtual Courses

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

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AGC Edge Field Leadership

Planning and Scheduling

This course is offered through AGC of America.

This course will help 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
  • The critical path
  • Computer use in scheduling
  • Using the schedule on the jobsite
  • Updating the construction schedule
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Using planning and scheduling
Upcoming  Virtual Courses

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

  • June 3–12 | 10 am–3 pm | Registration coming soon
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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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AGC Edge Field Leadership

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

  • September dates coming soon
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AGC Edge Field Leadership

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

  • December 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
  • January 22–February 9 | 8 am–12 pm, 2nd Edition | Register
  • March 4–8 | 6 am–2 pm, 2nd Edition, Hybrid | Register
  • April 29–May 15 | 8 am–12 pm, 2nd Edition | Register
  • September 4–30 | 10 am–1 pm, 2nd Edition | Register

Problem Solving–Tools for Teams

  • April 5–12 | 8:30–11:30 am | 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

Problem Solving–Tools for Teams

  • April 5–12 (Fridays) | 8:30–11:30 am | 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

  • May 15–17, 8 am–5 pm | Arlington, Virginia |  Register
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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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