AGC EDGE: Virtual Education

The following online courses and programs are offered by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

GBCA members are automatically members of AGC and receive member pricing.

When you register for one of these courses, use the GBCA code, “General Building Contractors Association (40D),” as the referring organization.

Virtual Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) Course

November 7 – 18, 2022; 3pm – 7pm (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
Member $795, Non-Member $1,115

The Construction Supervision Fundamentals course is designed for aspiring front line leaders who are looking to learn the entry level management skills to lead construction activities.

AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) is highly interactive and allows the building trades and craft workers to experience construction supervision techniques firsthand and create a professional development plan to achieve personal career goals. The highly collaborative virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare building trades and craft workers to learn the entry-level management skills to lead construction activities.

This course is the first step on the path to invest in and retain your team by developing your own supervisors.

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

Schedule of Classes

Session 1: Team Management
Session 2: Project and Team Leadership
Session 3: Communication Skills
Session 4: Time Management and Project Scheduling
Session 5: Risk Management
Session 6: Construction Law and Contract Documents
Session 7: Problem Resolution
Session 8: Productivity and Cost Control
Session 9: Skills Development

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Virtual Lean Construction Education Program

November 15 – December 20, 2022; 11am -2pm (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
Member $2,450, Non-Member $3,425

The AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels to develop the tools needed to build lean.

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process.

The highly interactive virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals at all levels to learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

After participants complete all four courses in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-LEAN).

These five courses build on each other to progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

  • Variation and pull in production
  • Lean Workstructuring, supply chains, and assembly
  • Production management
  • Management by values
  • Problem-solving principles and tools

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1– Variation in Production Systems
Unit 2 – Pull in Production
Unit 3 – Lean Workstructuring
Unit 4 – The Last Planner® System
Unit 5 – Lean Supply Chain and Assembly
Unit 6 – Lean Design and Pre-construction
Unit 7 – Problem-solving Principles and Tools

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

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Project Manager Development Program (PMDP)

December 5 – 9, 2022; 10am – 6pm (Monday through Friday)
Member $1,695, Non-Member $2,375

The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP), created by AGC of America, covers the basics of project management and provides tactics and strategies for ensuring project success.

AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) is highly interactive and offers construction-specific training developed and field-tested by and for contractors. The highly collaborative virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to increase the participant’s ability to work successfully with others to ensure project success.

These five courses cover the basics of project management and provide tactics and strategies for ensuring project success.

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1 – An Introduction to Project Management
Unit 2 – Initiating and Planning Part 1
Unit 3 – Initiating and Planning Part 2
Unit 4 – Executing
Unit 5 – Monitoring, Controlling, and Project Closeout

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Virtual Lean Construction Education Program

December 5 – 13, 2022; 10am -6pm (Mondays and Tuesdays)
Member $2,450, Non-Member $3,425

The AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels to develop the tools needed to build lean.

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process.

The highly interactive virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals at all levels to learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

After participants complete all four courses in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-LEAN).

These five courses build on each other to progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

  • Variation and pull in production
  • Lean Workstructuring, supply chains, and assembly
  • Production management
  • Management by values
  • Problem-solving principles and tools

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1– Variation in Production Systems
Unit 2 – Pull in Production
Unit 3 – Lean Workstructuring
Unit 4 – The Last Planner® System
Unit 5 – Lean Supply Chain and Assembly
Unit 6 – Lean Design and Pre-construction
Unit 7 – Problem-solving Principles and Tools

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

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Virtual AGC BIM Education Program

December 5 – 20, 2022; 3pm – 7pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays)
Member $1,450, Non-Member $2,000

AGC’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels in BIM concepts and processes.

This highly interactive virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals at all levels to take advantage of the benefits of BIM.

After participants complete all four courses in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).

These four courses build on each other to combine the latest information on BIM processes and technologies, step-by-step procedures for integrating BIM into the project delivery process, real-life case studies of successful BIM implementation, and the practical issues all parties need to understand when using BIM on a construction project.

These classes are offered virtually by AGC of America for Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Suppliers, Owners, or others who are interested in earning their CM-BIM credentials.

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1 – An Introduction to Building Information Modeling (3rd Edition)
Unit 2 – BIM Technology
Unit 3 – BIM Project Execution Planning
Unit 4 – BIM Adoption, Implementation, and ROI

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

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