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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. 

Construction Academy
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.


2018 Construction Academy - Full Program

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

March 28 // Understanding Project Documents
Scope of Work, Blueprints, Comparing Bids

April 25 // Preconstruction: A Guide to Estimating and Bidding
Estimates During Design Phases, Bid Preparation, Exclusions, Clarifications and Assumptions

May 30 // Procurement: Securing the Best Buyout
Awarding Contracts, Buyout, Scope Writing

June 27 // Mobilization
Permitting, Checklists, Insurance and Logistics

July 25 // Document Control
Administration, Daily Reports, Change Management, Software

August 29 // Scheduling
Baseline, Periodic Updates, Push vs. Pull, Delays, Resource/Cost Loading

September 26 // Safety
Planning, Leadership, Safety as a Core Value

October 31 // Quality
Warranty Issues, Customer Satisfaction, Aesthetics

November 14 // Closeout
Punch List, Documents, Technology, O&Ms, Buttoning it Up

Erosion Control Level 1A Re-Certification Course
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.

Improving Concrete Quality
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.

Thursday, March 15
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Members: $295
Non-Members: $295

Interpreting Plans & Specs
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.

Wednesday, February 28
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Members: $135
Non-members: $175

LEED Exam Preparation Courses
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.

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

February 2018
Monday & Tuesday, February 5-6
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Members: $599
Non-members: $649

April 2018
Monday & Tuesday, April 23-24
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Members: $599
Non-members: $649

June 2018
Monday & Tuesday, June 25-26
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Members: $599
Non-members: $649