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2023 ASAMW PM Workshop
Thursday, January 05, 2023, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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ASAMW PM Workshop Series
January-March, 2023
Cost: $795 members/nonmembers
REGISTER (Limit two per company)
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Jan. 5, 2023
Fundamentals 1 Ameen Khouri, Shapiro & Duncan & Lou Wicklein, Kogok
LOCATION: Capital Electric, 8511 Pepco Place, Upper Marlboro, MD

Jan. 19, 2023 PM Fundamentals 2 Steve Groth, Chiaramonte Bruce Spengler
LOCATION: Capital Electric, 8511 Pepco Place, Upper Marlboro, MD

Feb. 2, 2023 PM Fundamentals 3 Tracey Kaleo, DPR (Safety) Chad Prinkey, Well Built (Soft Skills)
LOCATION: Capital Electric, 8511 Pepco Place, Upper Marlboro, MD

Feb. 16, 2023 Contracts Brian Wood, Smith Currie Bill Rothrock, Kogok
LOCATION: HITT CoLab, 2757 Hartland Road, Falls Church, VA

March 2, 2023 Scheduling John Ficca, Aegis, Steve Groth, Chiaramonte
LOCATION: HITT CoLab, 2757 Hartland Road, Falls Church, VA

March 16, 2023 Change Orders and Final Exam Ryan Gallagher, LF Jennings Bruce Spengler, Calvert Masonry
LOCATION: HITT CoLab, 2757 Hartland Road, Falls Church, VA


  • Team Building Exercise
  • Building relationships in the industry
  • Ok to ask silly questions
  • Construction process and the big picture of a construction project
  • The project manager’s role
  • Why do general contractors think differently than subcontractors
  • Leadership and team building
  • Communications and documentation including sample logs for RFIs, Change Orders, and Work in Progress reports.
  • Time and stress management
  • Decision making


  • Project start-up and planning
  • Reading and understanding specifications
  • Submittals and purchasing: the getting of the right materials on time
  • RFI’s, and the tracking of issues
  • Work in Progress reporting including sample logs
  • Completing and closeout of a project
  • Elements of bad project management
  • Problem prevention
  • Foundational Skills in communication, networking, and management
  • Networking and construction associations
  • Building relationships for repeat work
  • Intergenerational communications
  • Adapting to COVID-19.


  • How working together with your Safety Managers, Superintendents, and foreman will save you time and money when it comes to safety.
  • What are the time delays and hidden costs involved in not considering the safety requirements?
  • What are the equipment requirements to complete work on-site?
  • Basic OSHA cost considerations for noncompliance.

Soft Skills

  • Selecting the right mode of communication to match the situation
  • Developing empathy in communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • Preventing conflict


  • Flow down provisions of the prime contract
  • Subcontract clauses and what they mean
  • Government contract clauses
  • General and Special provisions of the specifications
  • Second-tier subcontracting
  • Purchase orders
  • Read and understand the schedule before signing the contract
  • Scope inclusions and exclusions


  • Elements of a logical schedule
  • How to contribute to a schedule prepared by others
  • Coordination with other trades – understanding, cooperating and being sensitive to other trades
  • Resource management
  • The Schedule and No Damages for Delay clauses of your subcontract
  • Management of a project that has no schedule
  • Actions to take if a project is behind schedule
  • Using a SIPS/4 week look ahead
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Cost loading for proper cash flow
  • Pushing a job
  • Dealing with changes


  • Notice and other requirements of the prime contract and your subcontract
  • Preparation of a typical proposal for direct costs
  • Allowable overhead and profit, and mark-ups on lower-tier subcontractors
  • Simple time extension cost proposal
  • Settlement techniques
  • Establishing credibility and avoiding fraud – false information can be fraud.
  • Protecting yourself while performing work without a change order
  • What is FAIR in back charges and what is abuse
  • Following up techniques for settlements
  • The change order process from the general contractor’s perspective

*Course information is subject to change slightly.