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Construction Academy

Returning to the ABC calendar after a wildly successful inaugural year, this multi-session, "Construction 101" course is designed for GCs, subs, vendors and other industry professionals who are fairly new to construction or would like a "big picture" perspective on projects. These classes will help fill the gap between what is taught in college and what is generally acquired on the job; empowering you to avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes. Curated by the Education Committee, this course is taught by experienced ABC members.

All classes are 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (3.5 CEUs) at ABC of Georgia Headquarters. This course can be purchased in full or you can choose a la carte classes to attend. Since the program has already begun, the 2017 Construction Academy is currently only available as individual classes. To register for individual classes, click on the desired class.

March 29, 2017 // Understanding Project Documents
Scope of Work, Blueprints, Comparing Bids

April 26 // Preconstruction: A Guide to Estimating and Bidding
Estimates During Design Phases, Bid Preparation, Exclusions, Clarifications and Assumptions

May 24 // Procurement: Securing the Best Buyout
Awarding Contracts, Buyout, Scope Writing

June 28 // Mobilization
Permitting, Checklists, Insurance and Logistics

July 26 //  Document Control
Administration, Daily Reports, Change Management, Software

August 30 // Scheduling
Baseline, Periodic Updates, Push vs. Pull, Delays, Resource/Cost Loading

September 27 // Safety
Planning, Leadership, Safety as a Core Value

October 25 // Quality
Warranty Issues, Customer Satisfaction, Aesthetics

November 11 // Closeout
Punch List, Documents, Technology, O&Ms, Buttoning it Up

This program is presented by professionals from the following companies... 

2017 Future Leaders 

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. Registration for this program is by nomination only - making Future Leaders a great way to recognize and reward the "rising stars" at your organization. Nominations open in Fall for the following year. The 2017 Future Leaders class is full.

All classes are from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

January 10 // Session One: Managing Time & Stress

February 14 // Session Two: Whole Brain Thinking

March 14 // Session Three: People

April 11 // Session Four: Goal Setting

May 9 // Session Five: Apollo X111

June 13 // Session Six: Decision Making

July 11 // Session Seven: Welcome to the Land of Baa

August 8 // Session Eight: Industry Leader Panel

September 12 // Session Nine: You, Incorporated

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.

This course is held at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

LEED Green Associate 2-Day
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

June 19 and 20

August 28 and 29

October 23 and 24

December 4 and 5


OSHA 30-Hour Construction Outreach

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 and a current OSHA 1926 Standards.

Each class is from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (30 CEUs) at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

Spring Program
March 2-3 and April 6-7

Fall Program
September 14-15 and September 21-22
This program is presented by Joe Dinardo from...

2017's Hottest Topics in Construction

An overview of hot topics and issues in construction law being seen in 2017.

July 21, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (2 hours CE)
Maggiano's Little Italy, Buckhead

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach

This course meets the safety education needs of foremen, estimators and workers, and fulfills OSHA 10-Hour requirements. Those attending will receive a completion card from OSHA and a current OSHA 1926 Standards. 

Day One is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Day Two is from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (10 CEUs) at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

Summer Program
June 1-2

Fall Program
November 9-10

Building Envelope

Roofing, Exterior Cladding and Weather Barriers, Glass and Glazing, and Waterproofing. 

This course is held at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

August 23, 2017


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.

This course is held at ABC of Georgia Headquarters.

Date TBD, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (4 hours CE)

CQM--Construction Quality Management for Contractors

This Construction Quality Management (CQM) Course satisfies the training requirement specified in most Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command construction contracts. The course must be taken and passed by any contractor aspiring to do work for the Corps or NAVFAC, and other government agencies that have started requiring CQM certification as well.

This course is held at ABC of Georgia Headquarters. ABC holds this class once a year based on demand.