Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Construction 101: Basics for the non-construction professional


3101 Wilson Boulevard, 7th Floor, Arlington, VA


4:00 am - 6:30 am



Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Virginia and SMPS DC have teamed up to bring you Construction 101: Basics for the non-construction professional. Our panel of building experts will provide a high level introduction to the construction industry, tailored to what non-construction professionals need to know. Attendees will leave the class with a basic understanding of the construction process, delivery types, service provider roles, and key elements of a building. This course will strengthen your knowledge base of the A/E/C industry, helping you to become a better marketer.

What It Costs

Event Registration

  • Board Member: $20
  • CPSM: $30
  • Member: $40
  • Non-Member: $60
  • Student: $15
What You'll Learn

Schedule, Speakers, and Topics


  • 8:00 to 8:30: Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:30 – 10:30: Main program


  • Jason Whiteman, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager: Base Building, HITT Contracting Inc.
  • Chris Hartzler, Project Executive – DAVIS Construction
  • John Garvey, STS, Superintendent – Balfour Beatty Construction

This program is designed for A/E/C professionals with a non-construction background. This may include professionals in architecture/engineering, marketing, accounting, HR, communications, graphic design and/or secondary service providers (furniture sales, movers, etc.). The course may cover topics such as:

  • Contracting types and delivery methods
  • Key players in the construction process
  • The project team
  • Overview of Divisions 01-16
  • Legal / financial
  • Major building elements
  • Terms you should know to “talk the talk”
  • Safety
  • Construction technology
  • Sustainability
Additional Details

Additional Details

Closest Metro: Clarendon (Orange Line)

Parking: Public Parking Available

Questions? Contact Laura Ewan at / 202-912-8116

CEU: 2 / AIA: 2