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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!
ABC Headquarters (map)
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 susan@abcga.org 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Thursday, April 5th
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.

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. 

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


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


Understanding Shop Drawings
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. 

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

April 2018
Thursday, April 19
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Members: $240
Non-Members: $325