• Professional Development

  • Lean Construction Education Program - NEW

    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 designers and contractors 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 (AGC) has developed the Lean Construction Education Program. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

    AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program is a series of courses that progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

    • Variation and pull in production
    • Lean Workstructuring
    • The Last Planner® System
    • Lean supply chains and assembly
    • Lean design and pre-construction
    • Problem-solving principles and tools

    Learn more about the AGC's Lean Construction Education Program.

     

  • The AGC works in partnership with key regulatory agencies to provide you the training you need to bid work and deliver successful projects.

    Army Corps Of Engineers Construction Quality Management (CQM)

    This course, taught by the Seattle District Corps of Engineers, is required for firms who work with or plan to work with the Army Corps of Engineers. The certificate is good for 5 years. Topics covered will include:

    • What is Construction Quality Management?
    • Quality Management Planning
    • Contractor and Government Responsibilities
    • Quality Management During Construction
    • Control vs. Inspection

    Attendees will gain the ability to work effectively with the Corps of Engineers’ construction contracts, the ability to define the function and importance of Contractor Quality Control, the ability to state the contractor’s responsibilities for reviewing contract plans and the ability to discuss contractor and government interrelationships.

     

    Department Of Ecology Approved Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Training (CESCL)

    This 2 day course satisfies the training requirements stated in the Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater General Permit for certification as a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) for  the Department of Ecology. The first day will be spent in the classroom. On the second day participants will spend the day in the field doing hands-on exercises including BMP installations. Certification is good for three years and is recognized by the Washington State Department of Transportation. Certification requires class attendance, class participation and a passing exam score.

    Who Should Attend:

    Construction field personnel, contractors, superintendents, foreman, estimators, public works, inspectors and engineer professionals who design stormwater prevention plans. Operators of construction activities which disturb 1 acre or more need to be covered under the Construction Stormwater General Permit. The course does not require previous education or experience.

    Course Objective:

    Proper methods for the prevention of soil erosion and control of sediment using Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as straw mulch, silt fence, ditches, and ponds. Understand the use and proper installation of the different materials and products used for stormwater control, including the ongoing maintenance and inspection process of BMPs to ensure proper containment is being achieved.

     

    Department Of Ecology Approved 8-Hour Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead -  Recertification

    This 1 day course satisfies the training requirements stated in the Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater General Permit for certification as a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) for  the Department of Ecology. The day will be spent in the classroom. Updates to the Stormwater General Permit and new BMP’s will be discussed. Certification is good for three years and is recognized by the Washington State Department of Transportation.  Certification requires class attendance, class participation and a passing exam score. 

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