Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Construction 101: Construction Basics for the Non-Construction Professional

HITT Contracting

2900 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042


4:00 am - 6:00 am



Domain 1: Marketing Research

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Virginia and SMPS DC have teamed up to bring you the fourth annual Construction 101: Basics for the Non-Construction Professional program. Our panel of building experts will provide a high-level introduction to the construction industry, tailored for non-construction professionals. 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


  • Zach Coffey, General Superintendent – Gilbane Building Company
  • Josh Foreso, Vice President – HITT Contracting
  • Sarah Forrest, Chief Estimator – Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

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

Light breakfast will be provided.

Additional Details

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00am, with the program beginning promptly at 8:30am (breakfast will be provided).

Click here to see who is already registered.

Metro: Dunn Loring-Merrifield Station (Orange) is 1.5 miles away

Parking: Ample free parking in the building’s surface lot

CEUs: 1.5

Questions: Karen Cotton | 703.846.9062

What It Costs

Registration deadline: August 11; walk-ins welcome

  • Member: $40
  • Non-Member: $60
  • Board Member: $20
  • CPSM: $30
  • Student: $15