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Project Manager Development

The best of class Project Managers have the same commitment to their projects as owners do to their companies.

They are like business owners in that they all want the same things: satisfied customers, quality work, met schedule and achieved profits. The AWCI Project Manager Development Series takes your project managers to their next level. New Project Managers learn critical lessons to be effective while experienced project managers learn new leadership skills.

Who Should Attend

This AWCI Project Manager Development Series is for anyone who wants to learn and improve their project management skills. People in the wall and ceiling industry who would best benefit from this series are:


The goal of this program is to provide skills-based education that will enable your project managers along the continuum from project witness to project owner who feel a personalized stake in the project. The AWCI Project Manager Development Series gives them the tools to succeed.

This comprehensive development series is built around four major areas:


This AWCI Project Manager Development Series is for anyone who wants to learn and improve his or her project management skills. People in the wall and ceiling industry who would best benefit from this series are:

  • Review Contract Documents/Scope/Submittals
  • Re-take Off Job/Establish Project Budget
  • Review Cost Discrepancies with Estimator
  • Building Materials Buyout
  • Prepare/Submit the Submittal Packets
  • Subcontracting Work Out to Others
  • Preparing Job Costing
  • Certifications
  • Pre-Construction Conference with GC
  • Understanding GC Scheduling Methods
  • Mapping Job Schedule to GC Schedule Managing
  • Change/Extra Work Orders
  • Ordering and Stocking Building Materials
  • Financial Billing and Tracking
  • Safety Management
  • Progress Meetings
  • Retainage Payment
  • Owner Documents and Inventory
  • Review Project Closeout
  • Defining the Role of the Project Manager
  • Project Manager’s Key Elements of Success
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Practical Application of Planning Modules
  • Effective Communications
  • Building Relationships with Interpersonal Skills
  • Ethics
  • The Art of Negotiating
  • Managing Conflict
  • Customer Relations
  • Coaching – Accountability
  • Project Documents (Daily Record Keeping/Logs)
  • Day-to-Day Management
  • Crisis at the Job Site-Case Study
  • Practical Application of Controlling Modules
  • Project Closeout Checklist
  • Final Evaluation from GC
  • Post-Job Review and Procedures and Checklist
  • Pre-bid Communications and Documentation
  • Estimating Basics
  • Contract Clauses
  • Industry Software
  • Bid Preparation and Strategy
  • Win/Loss Bid Review
  • Prepare Manpower Productivity Plan
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Select/Prepare Checklists
  • Quality Control Inspection Checklist
  • Job Specific Safety Plan
  • Claims Avoidance and Management
  • Demobilization
  • Prefabrication
  • BIM
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Lean Construction
  • Green Construction: Your Role and Your Risk
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Risk Management
  • Banking and Bonding Information Requirements
  • Getting Paid
  • Four Generations-One Workplace
  • Blending Family and Work

Here are some of the documents provided in the course:

  • Certified Claims for Delays, Disruptions and Differing Jobsite Condition Letter
  • Delay Notice and Request for Extension of Time Letter
  • Accountability Checklist
  • Job Responsibilities
  • Pre-Construction Conference with General Contractor
  • Prepare Manpower Productivity Plan
  • Additional Work Authorization
  • Customer Evaluation
  • Job Cost Estimate Input Sheet
  • Quality Control Area Sign-Off
  • Quality Control Field Inspection Checklist
  • Weekly Jobsite Visit Report
  • Tools & Equipment for Gang Box Checklist
  • New Project Pertinent Information Worksheet
  • Certified Claim Letter for Framing Drywall
  • Delay Notice and Request for Extension Letter
  • Disclaimer
  • Field Quality Control Checklist
  • Post-Project Review Data Collection Form
  • Project Close-Out Analysis
  • Quality Control Punch List
  • Project Demobilization Checklist
  • Project Close-Out Checklist
  • Customer Evaluation Form
  • Post-Job Review Checklist
  • Performance Appraisal Form
  • Accountability Checklist
  • Coaching Checklist
  • Labor Tracking Form


AWCI’s Project Manager Development Series is taught by a combination of recognized industry consultants and experienced wall and ceiling construction contractors. These instructors are committed to bringing their wall and ceiling industry expertise to you.


At the end of each chronological sequence, will be an online assessment of how well the participant understands the material.

Once a participant completes and passes all assessments, he or she will receive a certificate of recognition from AWCI as having successfully taken and completed the AWCI Project Manager Development Series.

AWCI will award credentials, AWCI-PM which denotes the participant completed the course with distinction with an average test score of 80 percent or higher.

Participants who complete the course will be listed on the National Registry


The $600 member registration fee ($1,200 for non-member) includes the following:


Please note that you will have six months from the date you receive your course login email from AWCI to complete the course. Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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