Training & Professional Development

    Continuing education is a prime concern of contractors in the fast-moving, ever changing field of construction. Trained staff is critical to the advancement of your firm. The AGC NYS, in cooperation with the AGC of America and a number of related industry groups, develop a number of programs to educate and train today’s AGC members.

    For updates on courses around the state visit the Events and Calendar Page.

    AGC NYS Construction Industry Conference – HELD EVERY DECEMBER

    The premiere construction industry education and training event in NYS.

    Every December, the AGC NYS along with member volunteers and multiple State Agencies and Authorities’ run a 3-day conference to educate the industry on the Top Legal Issues, New Technology, Design and Code Changes, Environmental Regulations and Business Management Topics. Visit the conference page here.

     

    PMDP

    AGC Project Manager Development Program

    The program provides the essential skills of project management through five separate courses on Leadership, Estimating and Job Costing, Contract Administration, Risk Management & Project Administration. Each highly interactive, 16-hour course will be held over two days providing participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance their ability to work successfully with others to ensure project success.

    The 2017-2018 Registration Form will be up early summer. Classes start every October and run until March of the following year.

    Contact Brendan Manning at the AGC NYS for more information at bmanning@agcnys.org

     

    AGC NYS Future Construction Leaders (members only course)

    Visit the members only section of this site or e-mail Brendan Manning at bmanning@agcnys.org for a registration form.

    The Future Construction Leaders of New York State (FCLNYS) program will help teach the issues involved in managing a construction business in New York State. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn, in a structured environment, what they might otherwise spend years learning from personal experience.

    From 1998 to 2014, AGC has graduated over 300 professionals from the Future Construction Leaders program. Both participants and their executive leaders feel the program is a huge success.

    AGC of NYS Contractor and Associate Members, AGC staff, and other industry experts will address the FCLNYS group on a variety of topics, such as:

    • Introduction to AGC of NYS, AGC of America and other industry associations
    • Design, subcontracting, and other intra-industry issues
    • Business management issues
    • Employer and labor relations issues
    • Bonding and insurance basics
    • Project delivery systems
    • Construction contract documents
    • Dispute resolution options
    • Safety and technology in the construction industry
    • Marketing of construction services
    • Partnering and Spec Reviews
    • Basics of NYS government, state contracting agencies, bidding procedures, legislative issues
    • Human Resources Issues specific to our industry

    The first session every year is held in conjunction with the December Construction Industry Conference.

    The Registration Form will be posted in the summer of 2017.

    Visit the members only section of this site or e-mail Brendan Manning at bmanning@agcnys.org for a registration form.

    Contact Brendan Manning at the AGC NYS for more information at bmanning@agcnys.org

    The Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education Program and CM-BIM professional credentialing

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

    AGC’s BIM Education Program — developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators—is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

    Unit 1 | An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

    Unit 2 | BIM Technology

    Unit 3 | BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation

    Unit 4 | BIM Process, Adoption, and Integration

    After successful completion of all 4 units, participants can take an exam for their AGC Certificate of Management—Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) which is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-BIM designation. Click here for more information on CM-BIM.

    MEMBERS – Click here to view the AGC of America piece titled The Contractors Guide to BIM. Contact Brendan Manning at the AGC NYS for more information at bmanning@agcnys.org

     

    Lean Construction Education Program

    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. Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project.

    To develop the tools needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America has developed the Lean Construction Education Program. Construction professionals at all experience levels, but especially those in the field, will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies to a lean operating system.

    Just Released – Click on the link below to complete the free online introductory course to the AGC Lean Construction Education Program:

    Lean Construction 101 – Foundations of Lean Construction

    Lean Construction Education Program Courses:

    Unit 1 | Variation in Production Systems – A four-hour in-seat course

    Unit 2 | Pull in Production – A four-hour in-seat course

    Unit 3 | Lean Workstructuring – A four-hour in-seat course

    Unit 4 | The Last Planner® System – A four-hour in-seat course

    Unit 5 | Lean Supply Chain and Assembly – An eight-hour in-seat course

    Unit 6 | Lean Design and Pre-construction – A four-hour in-seat course

    Unit 7 | Problem-solving Principles and Tools – A seven-hour in-seat course

    After taking all 7 units you may sit for the Certificate of Management in Lean.  A 150 question assessment of Lean Principals.  For more information contact Brendan Manning at bmanning@agcnys.org.

    What people are saying about CM-LEAN

     

    The Supervisory Training Program (STP)

    Designed for early-career construction supervisors and those looking to move into such a role, STP contains ten units of topics relevant to superintendents and two overview units geared toward building or heavy/highway construction supervisors. Each unit in this program is designed for 25 hours of instruction. STP has been training the construction industry for more than 30 years and has been the professional development resource of choice for more than 128,000 supervisors.

    Unit 1 | Leadership and Motivation
    Unit 2 |  Communication
    Unit 3 | Planning and Scheduling
    Unit 4 | Contract Documents
    Unit 5 | Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs
    Unit 6 | Risk Management and Problem Solving

    Contact Brendan Manning at the AGC NYS for more information at bmanning@agcnys.org

    Looking for Distance learning options?

    AGC NYS runs hot topic webinars on a regular basis. Visit the AGC NYS calendar for upcoming webinar. You can also view archived webinars in the members area of the website.

    AGC of America also offers a number of webinars. Visit the AGC of America’s Online Institute for Webinar and Conference Call Recorded Training.

    The AGC NYS also has Contact Brendan Manning at the AGC NYS for more information at bmanning@agcnys.org

     

    Other Programs that the AGC NYS runs during the year and in the past include:

    • Sales Tax for the Construction Industry (April)
    • Blueprint Reading (Fall)
    • Estimating (Winter)
    • Meet the Estimators (February)
    • Notary Public Prep
    • Risk Management Issues in the Industry
    • HVAC Basics for Commercial Construction
    • LEED Estimating
    • First Aid/CPR

    Please contact Brendan Manning for any questions on Education and Training at bmanning@agcnys.org

    Need LEED Exam Prep?

    AGC NYS now offers online training through the Sustainable Investment Group. Visit our calendar and register at: https://agc-green.webex.com (www is not needed) for more information.

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