Project Coordinator


The Project Coordinator program is held twice annually.

Fall Session
Six class sessions beginning Oct. 4, 2018
Registration Deadline: Sept. 4, 2018    

Spring Session
Six class sessions beginning April 11, 2019
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2019

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.


Program Overview

The Project Coordinator program is a unique six-week training program developed to provide the knowledge base needed to excel as a construction project coordinator. The course is designed for both new and experienced project coordinators who want to elevate their knowledge and skills. This program runs six full-day sessions over six consecutive Thursdays.

Topic Outline

Day 1 - Intro to Project Coordination

What impact does a Project Coordinator have on a typical project? Participants will discuss construction industry basics and how effective construction project management and delivery teams function. Participants will be introduced to construction plan and specification reading, focusing on the typical project coordinator’s roles and responsibilities in the construction process.

Day 2 - Project Life Cycle, Construction Plans & Specifications

Participants will continue to work through a set of construction plans and specifications, while also reviewing the life cycle of a typical construction project from concept to close-out.

Day 3 - Contract Law, Legal Issues & Bonding/Insurance

Project Coordinators are often working with contract language. This session will discuss the concept of breachless contracts. Participants also learn about how insurance and bonding impacts construction projects. The emphasis will be on best practices each step of the process.

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 how to participate in results-oriented meetings. Participants will also learn time management techniques they can apply to their workloads.

Day 5 - Working with Construction Documents

Construction documents rule the construction process from start to finish. Participants will understand the types of documents they are likely to work with and the important of developing a proactive process of obtaining, processing and maintaining documents.

Day 6 - Tying It All Together

Participants will learn effective techniques to prioritize and keep track of projects, as well as OSHA’s role and the importance of safety within the project’s scope. This session will also include important information about project books, how to allocate job costs and how to participate in post-occupation evaluations.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718

Phone: 800-236-2224 or 608-244-5883
Fax: 608-244-2401