October 1, 2008

Washington, D.C. — The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today launched the Project Manager Development Program (PMDP). Covering the essential skills, tactics and strategies for successful construction project management, PMDP provides a platform for career advancement to early–career project managers or those interested in a construction career.

"AGC continues building on its commitment to create a work force for the future," said Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC's chief executive officer. "This program is an excellent example of how our profession can build career opportunities for thousands of workers."

The curriculum is divided into five modules, each designed to increase project manager efficiency and effectiveness, provide instruction on the art and science of project management, and enhance professional development opportunities. The PMDP curriculum consists of:

Module 1: Estimating and Job Costing
Module 2: Contract Administration
Module 3: Project Administration
Module 4: Risk Management
Module 5: Leadership

PMDP will be offered at many of AGC's 96 nationwide chapters, and can be brought in-house to construction firms or educational institutions interested in teaching the essentials of construction project management. For more information, visit

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors and 12,500 specialty–contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."


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