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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.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (map)
One of the best networking opportunities of the year--so nice that we do it twice! Come meet with ABC's general contractors. Hear about their recent and upcoming projects--you may even discover future opportunities for collaboration. Register today!
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This class introduces the fundamentals of reading and interpreting blueprints and helps attendees develop basic communication skills as they relate to plans and specs. 

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This course meets the safety education needs of foremen, estimators and workers, and fulfills OSHA 30-Hour requirements. Those attending all four sessions will receive a completion card from OSHA. All attendees will also receive a current OSHA 1926 Standards book. Lunch will be provided each day. Please note that this course is on Thursday/Fridays for two consecutive weeks. Thursday and Friday, March 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th Register today!
Georgia State Capital (map)
Each year, ABC of Georgia's Legislative Committee and Task Force visits with state representatives. Interested in joining us? Please email Susan Hebrank at to learn more.
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Construction tax law is some of the most complicated in the tax code. This seminar will cover how the new tax law will affect your business.

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Vino Venue (map)
Join ABC for an evening of delicious tapas paired with wine and networking at Vino Venue. This event is for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. Set up as a self-guided wine tasting, attendees are invited to visit each wine station. At each station attendees will learn about the selected wine and its food pairing. Register Today!
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Improved concrete quality has far reaching benefits—in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint of concrete and an overall improvement in the quality of concrete construction. However, it is hard to find a course focused on the subject of improving concrete quality. Based on quality surveys and award submissions, it has been observed that the industry does not commonly track quantifiable quality indicators and, as a result, the return on quality investm...
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Now in its third year, this popular "Construction 101" series is designed for GCs, subs, suppliers and other industry professionals who are fairly new to construction or who would benefit from a better understanding of the construction process from start to finish. Understanding Project Documents (3.5 CEUs) Scope of Work, Blueprints, Comparing Bids Register for the entire series! Register for this class only!
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This class introduces the fundamentals of reading and interpreting blueprints and helps attendees develop basic communication skills as they relate to plans and specs. 

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Garland Mountain Sporting Clays (map)
Join us for a clay shoot that promises breathtaking views of North Georgia. We have limited space and slots will fill up quickly. Don't miss out!

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Professional Development
Building leaders

ABC offers leadership development classes for young and seasoned professionals. Our Future Leaders program, designed for up-and-coming leaders within your company, teaches attendees the skills required to manage themselves and lead others. For current leaders within your organization, we offer Advanced Leadership. This program is designed to help managers better understand themselves and the individuals they lead, empowering them to manage and motivate their teams toward success.

Future Leaders Program
For over 15 years, ABC's Future Leaders Program has developed hundreds of leaders within Georgia's construction industry. Future Leaders alumni have gone on to become vice presidents, directors, and senior level managers within their organizations. A few alumni have even gone onto start their own companies.

Through monthly leadership classes and peer interaction, Future Leaders helps develop your employees in the areas of communication, leadership, motivation, negotiation, conflict resolution, people skills, financial management and other key competencies.

Who is eligible?
It is preferable (but not mandatory) that nominated individuals have current or future management and decision-making responsibility and have been with their company for at least a year. Due to limited space of 36 participants, employees of ABC member companies will receive first priority. Companies may nominate more than one employee.However, depending on demand, the number of employees per company may be limited.

To apply for Future Leaders, interested individuals must be nominated by their supervisor or another executive at their company. Nominations open in September for the following year.

We have ONE spot left for the 2018 Future Leaders program. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact Pat Dunwoody at pat(at)

Advanced Leadership Program
ABC's Advanced Leadership Course will help your leaders think differently, and inspire them to bring fresh ideas to your teams, departments, processes and entire organizations. This course is perfect for graduates of Future Leaders who are looking for a “next step” for continued leadership development. 

Created and delivered by leadership training experts at The Riverbend Group, each module is designed to inspire, equip, lead and challenge people to become greater. The program consists of five sessions, each building upon the last, delivering memorable, applicable results that will have a direct impact on students’ ability to lead and manage their teams and direct reports. 

Registration for this program opens in August.