Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Construction 101: Construction Basics for the Non-Construction Professional

Tishman Construction, an AECOM company

3101 Wilson Blvd, 9th floor, Arlington, VA


4:00 am - 6:00 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 You'll Learn

What You'll Learn


  • Sarah Forrest, Chief Estimator – Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • Myke Sellers, Senior Superintendent – DPR Construction
  • Matt Webber, Director of Operations – Harvey-Cleary Builders

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 1-16
  • Legal / financial
  • Major building elements
  • Terms you should know to “talk the talk”
  • Safety
  • Construction technology
  • Sustainability
What It Costs
  • Board Member: $20
  • CPSM: $30
  • Member: $40
  • Non-Member: $60
  • Student: $15
Additional Details

Additional Details

Nearest Metro: Clarendon (Orange, Silver)

Parking: Street parking (Parkmobile) or garage beneath building (access from N. Herndon Street)

Questions: Karen Cotton | kcotton@hitt-gc.com | 703.846.9062