The Project Coordinator program is held twice annually.
Courses begin Oct. 3, 2019
Registration Deadline: Sept. 12, 2019
Courses begin April 9, 2020
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2020
Class Times: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fees: $1,400 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company and $1,200 for each additional registrant.
Construction U courses are for ABC members only! Learn more about membership in ABC of Wisconsin.
The project coordinator/assistant project manager position is a lynch pin in the construction process. ABC of Wisconsin offers a unique 6-week training program developed for project coordinators who have a few months to five or more years’ experience. This program has proven beneficial for anyone seeking to expand his or her project coordination skills, regardless of experience. It consists of six full-day sessions over six consecutive Thursdays.
Who Should Enroll
Office-level employees who are responsible for assisting with project management. This includes administrative assistants, project coordinators, and assistant project managers.
Day 1 - Intro to Project Coordination
What impact does a project coordinator have on a typical job? Participants will review the construction industry overall and their role on the construction management team. Participants will review their results of the DISC assessment taken prior to class. This highly interactive session will produce surprising insights into working in a team environment.
Day 2 - Project Life Cycle, Construction Plans & Specifications
Participants will work through a set of construction plans and specifications, while also reviewing the life cycle of a typical construction project from conception to close-out.
Day 3 - Breachless Contracts, Insurance & Photography
Project coordinators are often working with contract language. This session will discuss the concepts of breachless contracts. Participants will also learn about how insurance and bonding impacts construction projects. The third topic for the day will be a brief introduction to construction photography, covering proper equipment, drones, techniques, and storage methods.
Day 4 - Communication, Negotiating & Time Management
Communicating and negotiating with others are keys to achieving outstanding results. Participants will learn to listen, understand the art of influence, and participate in results-oriented meetings. This session will cover communicating to understand and to be understood—verbal, nonverbal, written, e-mail, and phone skills. Participants will also learn time management techniques they can apply immediately.
Day 5 - Working with Construction Documents
Construction documents rule the construction process from start to finish. Students will understand the types of documents they are likely to work with and the importance of developing a proactive process of obtaining, processing and maintaining documents.
Day 6 - Tying It All Together & Graduation
Students will learn effective techniques to prioritize and keep track of projects and work with the accounting department. This session will include project books, how to allocate job costs, project closeout, and how to participate in post occupation evaluations.