Foundation P-H-C Management Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Foundation Management Courses?
The PHCC Foundation's management courses are intensive and highly interactive training sessions designed to show everyone involved in a p-h-c project (owners, senior managers, project managers, estimators, foremen and job superintendents) how common-sense changes to the way projects are managed can boost productivity, slash waste and add more profit to the company's bottom line.
When are the Courses Offered & How Do I Sign Up?
Each class is limited to 24 participants. A deposit is required to reserve a place, and registrations are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Please call (800) 533-7694 for more information or to register for any of these sessions.
Advanced Project Management Workshop (SOLD OUT!)
May 31 to June 1st in Nashua, NH
Sponsored by Viega
Essentials of PHC Project Management Course
March 19-22, 2014
Lansdowne, VA (Near Washington Dulles Intl. Airport
What are the Course Offerings?
In the Essentials of Project Management course, experienced project managers will pick up dozens of new ideas on site management, scheduling, cash flow and finances, marketing and how to manage people. New project managers and foremen who are making the transition from the field to the office gain the know-how they need to manage projects the right way from the start. The course also gives new or future business owners a head start on what they need to know to survive in the construction business.Register using this form or by calling John Zink at (800)533-7694. You can get a short preview of the class by watching the video below.
You can also watch a one-hour webinar with lessons drawn from the class. The January 2012 issue of the Foundation's Focus newsletter featured a cover story on the class. Read this issue online here.
Essentials of Project Management Course Topics Include:
Your Secret Weapon: Prefabrication
How to Negotiate with the General Contractor
Understanding What’s in the Contract
Building the Game Plan: Turnover Meetings
Identifying Lost Time and Delays
Winning at the Change Order Game
Effective Materials Management
Boosting Productivity through Site Planning
Using Scheduling to Avoid Delays
Painless Project Close Outs
Advanced Project Management Workshop topics are selected via a survey of attendees, potential attendees & industry business owners. A list of sample topics can be found here.
Who Should Attend?
Owners, project managers, estimators, superintendents and foremen benefit from the Essentials course. Employers are encouraged to send participants to the courses in pairs if possible, as these individuals will reinforce each other's learning and follow through after the course.
Who Are the Instructors?
The Foundation has recruited experts in our industry to facilitate the classes. These instructors have been in the trenches and know where you are coming from. All of the instructors have been selected for their ability to offer solutions to the real-world problems you face every day.
The course director and primary instructor is Kirk Alter, Associate Professor at Purdue University's Department of Building Construction Management. Kirk brings a well-rounded perspective to the training he offers and works endlessly to deliver on his personal promise that the course will provide tangible tools and skills to attendees.
What Are the Sessions Like?
Don't expect lectures and untested theories. This intensive class is exciting and filled with opportunities to network with your fellow attendees. They might just have the answer to the issues that you have been struggling with back home.
What Do Graduates Say About the Training?
"I couldn't imagine what we would have to talk about for 40 hours. Now I realize that we have only scratched the surface--even though I've been in the business for 20 years." — Doug Kreifels, Action Plbg.-Htg. & Air Conditioning, Lincoln, NE
"There is so much that I have changed since attending. What has stopped is the fires. This being proactive instead of reactive really works. It's where I always wanted to be, I just needed a little guidance." — Steve Allen, Lawrence H. Cranston & Son, Timonium, MD
"The class has been tremendous. I can't speak highly enough about it. I've implemented a ton of the things I learned there and it has been nothing but positive." — Alex Kazmierczak, Werner-Nugent Plumbing Company — Posen, IL
What About Accommodations?
The Foundation looks for professional conference centers that can offer quality sleeping and meeting rooms in one convenient location close to major airports. This means that participants will not have to rent cars after they arrive. What is the Cancellation Policy? All cancellations must be made in writing. Up to 90 days before a course, your registration fee less a $500 deposit can be refunded. Up to 45 days before a course begins, you may transfer your registration to a future class. You are always welcome to designate a substitute to attend in your place at no additional charge.
Just pick up the phone and call (800) 533-7694 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.