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August 2015

Introduction to BP Reading (Part 1), 3 Day Course – Fall Semester

August 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - August 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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This class meets three nights, August 24, 25, 26 at ABC Baltimore from 4 to 6 pm. Blue print reading is a fundamental skill that should be mastered by all individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry.  This class has been designed for individuals with little to no experience with reading blueprints and will help provide the foundation necessary to help individuals master this important skill.  Potential students should be proficient with basic mathematics and have a basic understanding…

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September 2015

Seminar: Leadership & Motivation

September 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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This course focuses on the core concepts of effective leadership and motivation to successfully lead construction teams. In a highly complex and fast paced industry such as construction, motivating and keeping team members motivated can prove to be a challenge. Participants will learn key strategies to employ each day to maintain productivity and keep team players focused on end results. Topics to include: Communicating Effectively Maintain a team’s sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm Properly deal with difficult individuals Helping others…

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Contract Documents & Law

September 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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In this course, participants will analyze information typically found in contract documents and learn the fundamentals to construction law in order to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties. The course will also help participants understand how contract documents can be used to resolve conflicts and maintain positive working relationships between all involved in the construction process. We will explore: The “must knows” of construction law What to “watch out” for and include in contract…

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MEP Blueprint Reading

September 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - October 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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3 Day Course – September 29, October 1, October 2 The series of classes in this courses focuses on construction drawing elements important to individuals specializing in the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical trades.  Commercial projects often consist of highly complex systems and components for the MEP trades.  The ability to accurately read plans drawn to represent and provide important information for these systems, is imperative for professionals in this specialty.  This class focuses on what’s important to the electrical and mechanical…

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October 2015

Introduction to BP Reading, 3 Day Course

October 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - October 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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This class meets for three consecutive nights, October 6, 7, & 8 at ABC Baltimore from 4 to 6 pm. Blue print reading is a fundamental skill that should be mastered by all individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry.  This class has been designed for individuals with little to no experience with reading blueprints and will help provide the foundation necessary to help individuals master this important skill.  Potential students should be proficient with basic mathematics and have…

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November 2015

Introduction to BP Reading, 3 Day Course

November 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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This class meets for three consecutive nights, November 30, December 1 and 2,  at ABC Baltimore from 4 to 6 pm. Blue print reading is a fundamental skill that should be mastered by all individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry.  This class has been designed for individuals with little to no experience with reading blueprints and will help provide the foundation necessary to help individuals master this important skill.  Potential students should be proficient with basic mathematics and…

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December 2015

Productivity & Field Cost Management

December 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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A project’s financial success hinges on a managers ability to fully understand the complexities of financial and cost management.   This course will examine the concepts and techniques of project and program cost management. Topics will include project budget development and management, cost allocation, direct and indirect costs, overhead, risk and contingency, managing change orders, dispute resolution, financial evaluation techniques and earned value analysis, including cost-to-complete, percent complete, cost at completion and more.

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Communication for Construction Supervisors

December 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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The ability to effectively communicate has a high impact on your level of success in the construction industry. Construction professionals must communicate large volumes of information on daily basis both written and verbally. Conquering the ability to do this in a clear and effective way is important for any professional in the industry. This class focuses on body language, writing, speaking and listening as methods of communication. Topics will include: Overcoming communication barriers Communicating effectively with your construction team Strategies…

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January 2016

Leadership & Motivation

January 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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This course focuses on the core concepts of effective leadership and motivation to successfully lead construction teams. In a highly complex and fast paced industry such as construction, motivating and keeping team members motivated can prove to be a challenge. Participants will learn key strategies to employ each day to maintain productivity and keep team players focused on end results. Topics to include: Communicating Effectively Maintain a team’s sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm Properly deal with difficult individuals Helping others…

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Planning & Scheduling – 3 Day Course

January 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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Meets January 19, 20, 21 ABC’s Planning & Scheduling course will help construction professionals understand common industry practices for planning and scheduling multiple construction activities for commercial projects. The course will provide insight on how this element plays a significant role in the project’s overall duration and bottom line. Topics to include: Developing and communicating Construction schedules The Critical Path Updating and keeping schedules current Technology used in developing schedules The Construction Schedule as a part of the Contract Doc’s…

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February 2016

Introduction to BP Reading – 3 Day Course

February 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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This class meets three nights, February 1,2,3 at ABC Baltimore from 4 to 6 pm. Blue print reading is a fundamental skill that should be mastered by all individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry.  This class has been designed for individuals with little to no experience with reading blueprints and will help provide the foundation necessary to help individuals master this important skill.  Potential students should be proficient with basic mathematics and have a basic understanding of commercial building…

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MEP Blueprint Reading – 3-Day Course

February 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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3 Day Course – February 8,9,10 The series of classes in this courses focuses on construction drawing elements important to individuals specializing in the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical trades.  Commercial projects often consist of highly complex systems and components for the MEP trades.  The ability to accurately read plans drawn to represent and provide important information for these systems, is imperative for professionals in this specialty.  This class focuses on what’s important to the electrical and mechanical contractor. Topics to…

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Business Relationship Building

February 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McDonell Consulting & Development, Inc. Sandler Training Center, Cromwell Center, 810 Gleneagles Ct #103#103
Towson, MD 21286 US
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In today’s volatile and challenging business environment, it’s important to build and maintain successful business relationships and interact with others in a positive way to help achieve growth and revenue goals set by your organization. In this course, you will basic competencies critical to solid work relationships and career success.

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The Project Close-Out Process – 2 Night Course

February 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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February 22 & 24. Project close-out is the last phase in the construction process, but arguably one of the most important.   As a project comes to a close, a contractor’s attention is often diverted.  This could be due to a shifting of focus on upcoming and new projects or to projects involving more critical challenges.  Although the close out process has become increasingly challenging for many contractors, it remains a critical aspect to ensure on-time and proper payment.  After all…

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March 2016

Risk Management & Problem Solving

March 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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One of the key skills possessed by many successful managers in any industry is the ability to evaluate risk and make sound decisions.   In this course, participants will discover common risks shared amongst commercial contractors and learn fundamental ways to minimize their firm’s exposure to these risks. Participants will also learn how to evaluate situations and their potential effects on a specific project or the company overall and learn skills to aid in decision making. Topics to include: Managing Site…

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Fundamentals of Crew Leadership – 2-Day Course

March 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 United States
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2 Day Course - March 14-15 Leaders in today’s construction industry face a highly complex and challenging workforce.  From daily communication and coordination with multiple subcontractors to dealing with individual personnel challenges, crew leaders must demonstrate strong leadership skills while remaining focused on project details to ensure each project is delivered successfully.  Participants of the class will receive practical tools from an instructor with years of experience leading multiple crews in construction.  Students can expect to walk away with tools…

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Introduction to BP Reading, 3 Day Course

March 21, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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This class meets for three consecutive nights, March 21, 22, 23  at ABC Baltimore from 4 to 6 pm. Blue print reading is a fundamental skill that should be mastered by all individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry.  This class has been designed for individuals with little to no experience with reading blueprints and will help provide the foundation necessary to help individuals master this important skill.  Potential students should be proficient with basic mathematics and have a…

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The Project Close-Out Process

March 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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Project close-out is the last phase in the construction process, but arguably one of the most important.   As a project comes to a close, a contractor’s attention is often diverted.  This could be due to a shifting of focus on upcoming and new projects or to projects involving more critical challenges.  Although the close out process has become increasingly challenging for many contractors, it remains a critical aspect to ensure on-time and proper payment.  After all this stage is critical…

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Estimating & Costing Principles; 3 Day Course

March 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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Meets March 29,30,31 This course outlines the basic concepts for preparing and organizing an estimate for commercial construction. This class is designed for individuals interested pursuing a career as an estimator or project manager as well as those interested in broadening their knowledge in commercial estimating. Topics to include: Estimating the cost of General Conditions How to perform quantity take-off How to use unit pricing and labor rates Evaluating subcontractor and supplier bids Organizing and developing a comprehensive estimate

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April 2016

Planning & Scheduling – 3 Day Course

April 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ABC Baltimore, 1220 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286 US
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Meets April 5,12,19 ABC’s Planning & Scheduling course will help construction professionals understand common industry practices for planning and scheduling multiple construction activities for commercial projects. The course will provide insight on how this element plays a significant role in the project’s overall duration and bottom line. Topics to include: Developing and communicating Construction schedules The Critical Path Updating and keeping schedules current Technology used in developing schedules The Construction Schedule as a part of the Contract Doc’s And more….…

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