Project Excellence

This program is being held in collaboration with other union employer associations. For this full day workshop, companies are encouraged to send key field leaders and project managers who are leading project teams and have responsibility for project results.

This intensive one-day program focuses on understanding what it takes to achieve project excellence through understanding, implementing and leading best practices at the project and field leader level. For senior managers who took our Organizational Excellence course in March, this is a complementary course for project managers and field leaders to ensure they are on the same page.

Agenda: 

It Starts with US

  • Define a “good” project manager // “good” field supervisor // “good” project team
  • Identify the keys to leading well
  • Time management and Teamwork
  • Ethics and integrity in PM
  • Customer-focused construction

The Economics of Productivity

  • Examine the factors that prevent us from being wholly productive
  • Understand the impact of productivity on the bottom-line
  • Understand how construction companies “keep score”

Best Practices that Drive Productivity

  • Explain the benefits of identifying and using standard procedures derived from best practices
  • Understand FMI’s Productivity Builder Best Practices
  • Communicate standard procedures to project teams

Critical Implementation

  • Establish a team culture in which best practices are embraced and leveraged
  • The 10-steps to success
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Bullet Foreman Seminar

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding an educational seminar to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Quincy Marriott, Quincy, MA from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Guest speaker Kevin Dougherty will be discussing “The Bullet Foreman”.

Do you always feel you can’t get caught up?  Does it ever seem like there is just more to do than you can get done?  This One Day Program will change how you manage your day.

In today’s world, most of us are asked to get more done in less time. This program will help you develop the basic personal and organizational skills to enhance your productivity. The Bullet Foreman demonstrates the need to clearly understand leadership priorities and the ways to implement them, offering insights to supervisors, owners, managers, key employees, or anyone interested in personal and organizational productivity.

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Effective Preconstruction Planning Webinar

The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) are proud to host this webinar with Stephane McShane of Maxim Consulting. Stephane will walk through the best practices of managing the preconstruction planning process. In this webinar, attendee will learn about everything they need to do in order to increase their chances of a successful project.

Prejob Planning Concepts include:
• Estimating Turnover Meeting
• Estimating Budget
• Planning Meeting
• Change Order Zero
• Operating Budget

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Managing Project Resources and Customer Relationships Seminar

Kindly be advised that the MCAP and the BTEA will be hosting a seminar with Maxim Consulting Group entitled “Managing Project Resources and Customer Relationships”.

This half day seminar will discuss the management side of knowing the status and controlling the various resources needed for a successful projects. It will focus on the systems,  metrics, and reporting tools that are important success factors in great project management. The seminar will also highlight the importance of great customer service in the construction industry and teach managers how to navigate customer dissatisfaction when it occurs.

This course will be led by Stephane McShane, a director at Maxim Consulting responsible for working with contractors to evaluate their business practices and management challenges. Stephane is an electrician by trade who worked her way through the field and into management at a successful contracting firm.

Please register through the form below!

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Project Manager and Foreman Relationship Seminar

THIS SEMINAR IS FULL – To sign up on our waiting list, please complete the form below.

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This program is a collaborative workshop bringing together PMs with their foremen. For this 4-hour workshop, companies are encouraged to send PMs and Foremen who regularly work together. This program is designed to provide greater understanding by each side of the importance of communication and how to overcome pain points in the relationship.

Presenter:  Troy Aichele, Aichele & Associates, LLC

Attendees of this program will learn: 

From the Foreman point of view: 

– Foreman role and responsibilities

– Project Manager role and responsibilities

– Biggest challenges working with Project Managers and best practices for solving them

– Best of class Project Manager qualities

From the Project Manager point of view:

– Project Manager role and responsibilities

– Foreman role and responsibilities

– Biggest challenges working with Foreman and best practices for solving them

– Best of class Foreman qualities

Activities of this program include:

– Understand how communication between the Project Manager and Foreman affect project success, productivity and client relations

– Learn how to overcome traditional barriers between the Project Manager and Foreman to achieve trust and goal alignment

– Learn strategies on how to better communicate; especially on challenging (budget, schedule, customer) projects

 

The Project Manager and Foreman Relationship (4 HRS) – Note: It is encouraged that each Project Manager bring a Foreman they work with regularly

 

SMACNA Boston – Technical University

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Special Opportunity for SMACNA Boston Members

(1½ day program) is coming to your backyard!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This 1½-day program is led by SMACNA’s Technical Resources staff and is recommended for project managers, estimators, engineers, supervisors, foremen, and shop superintendents. Participants will participate in intensive, hands-on educational sessions that cover many SMACNA standards including SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction, HVAC Air Duct Leakage, Fire/Smoke Dampers, and Round and Rectangular Industrial Standards.

SMACNA’s technical staff will provide an in-depth analysis of SMACNA standards and the means and methods to fabricate and construct projects in a more efficient manner to enhance the contractor’s ability and technical background to aid in the delivery of a cost-effective project.

Sign up by Monday, October 15th, 2018!

SMACNA Boston – Technical University

Save the Dates
Special Opportunity for SMACNA Boston Members

(1½ day program) is coming to your backyard!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This 1½-day program is led by SMACNA’s Technical Resources staff and is recommended for project managers, estimators, engineers, supervisors, foremen, and shop superintendents. Participants will participate in intensive, hands-on educational sessions that cover many SMACNA standards including SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction, HVAC Air Duct Leakage, Fire/Smoke Dampers, and Round and Rectangular Industrial Standards.

SMACNA’s technical staff will provide an in-depth analysis of SMACNA standards and the means and methods to fabricate and construct projects in a more efficient manner to enhance the contractor’s ability and technical background to aid in the delivery of a cost-effective project.

Sign up by Monday, October 15th, 2018!

Field Based Project Management

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

 

The second seminar will be held for Foremen/Supervisors in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided prior to the seminar.

Foreman Course Description:  “Field Based Project Management”

This program is designed to get the field to understand the importance of the project management process, and provide them with the tools to improve and insure profitability goals are met. This program will touch on pre-planning, job coordination, and dealing with the other job trades, the need for jobsite organization, jobsite negotiations and many more real world topics.

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Project Communication w/ Kevin Dougherty

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

The first seminar will be held for Project Managers/Owners in the morning.

 

Project Manager/Owner Course Description:  “Project Communication” 

This program is designed to help the contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.  Understand the importance of finishing the project strongly, and all the documentation needs and standards.  This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job and how documentation is an important communication channel.

 

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Managing and Forecasting Labor Costs Seminar

This program is a must for all management staff who must understand the impact of labor costs on the success of a project. This 4-hour workshop will equip participants with the tools, techniques and guidelines to manage and forecast a contractor’s biggest risk on every project: LABOR!  Subject matter includes estimating techniques, break down strategies, early warning signs (how to find and how to manage), the importance of charging time accurately, change order incorporation into labor forecasts and post-mortems.

PresenterTroy Aichele, Aichele & Associates, LLC

 

Attendees of this program will learn: 

  • Create useful job cost breakdowns and time cards
  • Analyze the labor portion of job cost reports
  • Incorporate executed, unexecuted, performed and proposed change orders into project labor forecasts
  • Identify early red flags indicating future labor overruns
  • Use best practices for accurate labor percentage updates
  • Forecast labor necessary to complete the project vs. hours and cash remaining
  • Use post-mortem project labor data

 

Activities include:

  • Analyzing a 50% complete job cost report to determine accuracy and predict a labor budget.
  • Using the job cost report, students will also be asked to recalculate labor costs based on a change order proposal log.
  • Students will break down an estimating package for labor job cost tracking.

 

Class is now full please register below to be placed on our wait list!

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