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Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Construction 101: Construction Basics for the Non-Construction Professional

HITT Contracting

2900 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042


3:00 am - 5:00 am

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SMPS DC is bringing you the fifth annual Construction 101: Basics for the Non-Construction Professional program! Considered one of our most popular events, our dynamic 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 AEC industry, helping you to become a better marketer.

What You'll Learn

This program is designed for AEC 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 will 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 concerns
  • Major building elements
  • Terms you should know to “talk the talk”
  • Safety
  • Construction technology
  • Sustainability

Light breakfast will be provided.

What It Costs
  • Registration deadline: November 7, 2018
  • Walk-ins welcome? Yes
  • Max # of registrants: 80
  • Member cost: $50
  • Board Member cost: $30
  • CPSM cost: $40
  • Student cost: $20
  • Non-member cost: $65
Additional Details
  • Agenda/Timeframe:
    8:00 – 8:30am breakfast / networking
    8:30 – 10am program
  • Closest Metro: Dunn Loring-Merrifield Station (orange line), 1.5 miles away
  • Parking: Ample parking in HITT's surface lot
  • Questions? Contact Karen Cotton at
  • CEU Credits: 1.5

Event Speakers

Sarah Forrest

Chief Estimator

Josh Foreso

Senior Vice President

David Chachu

Senior Superintendent