This 2nd edition of the PMDP is designed to specifically meet the needs of today's construction industry. The curriculum combines activities and shared experiences to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to increase the participant's ability to work successfully with others to ensure project success.
This recently updated 40 hour training was developed by AGC member company project managers for aspiring and new construction project managers.
The revised PMDP curriculum takes participants through the management of the entire lifecycle of a construction project, and contains the following five units:
Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management
Unit 2: Initiating and Planning, Part 1
Unit 3: Initiating and Planning, Part 2
Unit 4: Executing
Unit 5: Monitoring and Controlling, and Project Closeout
This class will be taught by Ben Ashburn who serves as a Construction Education Training Specialist in Procore's Austin office. Ben is originally from the St. Louis, MO area and worked in construction for six years between high school and college. As a non-traditional student, he graduated from Central Missouri State University in 2004 with a BS in Construction Management. He spent the next eight years in estimating and preconstruction in both residential and commercial sectors, and also completed an MBA during that time.