Management Education

Project Coordinator

A course for the important individuals assisting project managers.

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Program Overview

The project coordinator/assistant project manager position is a linchpin in the construction process. ABC of Wisconsin offers a unique 6-week education program developed for project coordinators who have a few months to several years of 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 seven weeks.

Project Coordinator Registration

Class Times:
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$1,500 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company and $1,200 for each additional registrant.

Spring Session

Begins March 16, 2023

Registration Deadline:
February 24, 2023

To register for individual courses at $299 each, access the individual course tabs below.

Who Should Enroll?

The program is ideal for individuals who work with project managers. It is good for anyone seeking to expand knowledge and skills in project coordination, especially for persons having a few months to a few years of experience in the position.

Course Overview

Day 1

Day 1 – Introduction to Project Coordination

This is a high-level overview of the construction industry and the coordinator’s role in the construction process, including the different types of contractors and subcontractors, project life cycle and an intro to plans and specs. It digs deep into project management necessary to deliver projects on time and on budget.

REGISTER HERE for March 16, 2023

thu16mar8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Introduction to Project Coordination (course 1 of 6)

Day 2

Day 2 – Working with Construction Documents

This session covers the types of planning documents in construction, including proposals and permits. It covers the stages in the typical project and the importance of developing a proactive process of obtaining, processing, and maintaining these documents. It will break down documentation requirements for an entire project and covers the process of properly closing out a project.

REGISTER HERE for March 23, 2023

thu23mar8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Working with Construction Documents (course 2 of 6)

Day 3

Day 3 – Communication, Negotiating, & Time Management

Participants learn about the communication model, the power of active listening and having successful meetings. It covers various communication channels and what is appropriate for each. It teaches participants how to negotiate with a purpose and the art of influence. It also covers the value of time and how time is critical for construction projects.

REGISTER HERE for March 30, 2023

thu30mar8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Communication, Negotiation, & Time Management (3 of 6)

Day 4

Day 4 – Plan & Spec Reading

Participants learn the history of plans and common terminology and symbols and why using industry standards are important. Participants will also work through a set of construction plans and specifications, answering specific questions on worksheets. It covers Site Plans, Architectural Floor and Roof Plans, Structural Foundation and Framing Plans, Elevations, Building Sections and Detail Sheets.

REGISTER HERE for April 6, 2023

thu06apr8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Plan & Spec Reading (Course 4 of 6)

Day 5

Day 5 – Construction Law/Breachless Execution

In this session, participants are introduced to contract basics and relevant terminology in construction law. They learn about the concept of breachless contracts and how to avoid disputes. We review the common contract along with performance issues, default and termination. Participants also learn about progress billing and the payment process in construction. 

REGISTER HERE for April 13, 2023

thu13apr8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Construction Law/Breachless Execution (course 5 of 6)

Day 6

Day 6 – Project Delivery

Project Delivery examines project set-up through closeout, discovering why projects go wrong, the science of production, common reasons for cost overruns, controlling project budgets, and how to efficiently plan and maintain projects. Participants will get tips for successfully managing the change order process and dive into the concepts of scheduling, costs, and field management to ensure productivity improvement. Basic productivity analysis will be shared for improved project delivery. 

REGISTER HERE for April 27, 2023

thu27apr8:00 amthu3:30 pmProject Coordinator: Construction Project Delivery (course 6 of 6)

Project Coordinator

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