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Upcoming Events & Education

Make the most of your membership! Get involved with ABC. Below are our upcoming events and education. Questions about registering? Contact Jackie Hudson at 770.587.0955.

Technical Classes
Build it better

Throughout the year, ABC's Education Committee develops and executes original seminars, workshops, and programs based on current needs within the industry. ABC's technical classes are led by seasoned professionals who are still working on jobsites here in Georgia. Learn best practices on a wide range of topics including concrete, building envelope, LEED certification, and logistics. 

Over the course of nine sessions, Construction Academy attendees will receive an in-depth review of a project's lifecycle, from pre-construction to closeout. Seasoned professionals from ABC member companies will lead group discussions and activities, answering questions along the way. This program is excellent for your new hires who don't have much industry experience or employees who don't spend a lot of time on jobsites.

Construction Academy can be taken as a full program or individual class. To register for the full program or individual classes, click on the links below:

2018 Construction Academy - Full Program
  1. March 28 // Understanding Project Documents
    Scope of Work, Blueprints, Comparing Bids
  2. April 25 // Preconstruction: A Guide to Estimating and Bidding
    Estimates During Design Phases, Bid Preparation, Exclusions, Clarifications and Assumptions
  3. May 30 // Procurement: Securing the Best Buyout
    Awarding Contracts, Buyout, Scope Writing
  4. June 27 // Mobilization
    Permitting, Checklists, Insurance and Logistics
  5. July 25 // Document Control
    Administration, Daily Reports, Change Management, Software
  6. August 29 // Scheduling
    Baseline, Periodic Updates, Push vs. Pull, Delays, Resource/Cost Loading
  7. September 26 // Safety
    Planning, Leadership, Safety as a Core Value
  8. October 31 // Quality
    Warranty Issues, Customer Satisfaction, Aesthetics
  9. November 14 // Closeout
    Punch List, Documents, Technology, O&Ms, Buttoning it Up

Re-certification is required to keep your Erosion Control certification current. All cards issued by the state of Georgia contain an expiration date, and certification expires after 3 years. To renew your certification you must attend this 4-hour refresher course. No exam is required. This course renews your certification for another 3 years.

Erosion Control Level 1A is scheduled on an as needed basis. If you are looking for this class, please contact us directly.

How materials, batching, mixing, temperature and time affect quality; testing, audits, and more. Focuses on mix design and quality assurance of the mix, from design to the batching of concrete. Hosted in partnership with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Improving Concrete Quality is held once a year at ABC headquarters.


This seminar will give you the “recipe” for a successful cast-in-place concrete pour. You will hear from experts who will share practical advice on the key ingredients of a good pour – formwork, reinforcing, post tension and ready-mix concrete. You will also hear about those things that can influence a pour – weather, schedule, logistics and budget.

Join a team from Shell McElroy, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), Argos Ready Mix, CMC Rebar, Fly & Form Structures and NOVA Engineering & Environmental for a comprehensive look at the “recipe” for successful cast-in-place concrete construction.

This class is a must for all construction personnel having anything to do with concrete, at general contracting a specialty contracting companies. It will be particularly beneficial to younger personnel.


June 2018

Wednesday, June 6

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Members: $225

Non-Members: $295

Fundamentals of reading and interpreting blueprints; helps develop basic communication skills as they relate to plans and specs.

Interpreting Plans & Specs is held once a year at ABC headquarters.

Taught by Everblue, our 2-day LEED Green Associate Exam Prep courses include live, in-class instruction with a complete review of LEED credit categories, LEED rating systems, and the LEED building certification process. Each class includes hundreds of simulated exam questions, a practice exam, worksheets and strategies for passing the exam.

The LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course includes live in-class instruction with a complete review of LEED credit categories, LEED rating systems, and the LEED building certification process. Participants receive hundreds of simulated exam questions, a practice exam, worksheets and strategies for passing the exam.

LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. It tells the world that you are trained to create green buildings that are healthy, highly efficient and cost effective. Now, thanks to the partnership with Everblue Energy, a USGBC-approved training company, ABC Georgia members can leap frog into the business of being green. 

LEED Green Associate 2-Day classes are held four times a year at ABC headquarters.

August 2018
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 21-22
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Members: $649
Non-members: $749

This class covers shop drawings as a component of scope of work and for coordination between GCs, the design team and subcontractors. This class includes a check list and tips for reviewing shop drawings. 

By the end of this class, participants will better understand:

  • Shop drawings for the various disciplines—what they are, and why and how they are reviewed.
  • Submittal schedules from start to finish.
  • Contract requirements including initial submittal and review.
  • Contractor and design team’s responsibilities.
  • Specifications sections
  • Shop drawing requirements
  • Quality requirements, including mockups and samples
  • Distribution, documentation and follow-up

Who should attend?

  • Foremen
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Craft Workers
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Preconstruction/Estimators

Understanding Shop Drawings is held once a year at ABC headquarters.

April 2018
Thursday, April 19
8:30 AM -  4:00 PM (full day)
Members: $$225
Non-Members: $295