Carolinas AGC's Management-level seminars are designed for project managers, vice presidents, engineers, architects, top management. The seminars consist of two full days, one day, or a half day.

Seminars and Courses Offered

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Basic Construction Accounting

Length: 1 day
CEU: 0.8
Project SuperVISION® Certification Points: 2

This seminar is designed for accounting professionals NEW TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY as well as non-accounting construction industry professionals who want or need a better understanding of construction accounting processes, construction cost management systems, job costs and job cost reporting, the WIP, and the most important elements of a contractor's financial statements.

  • Revenue Recognition
  • Job Cost Reporting
  • WIP Schedules
  • CIE & BIE Analysis
  • Financial Statements
  • Benchmarking
  • What Companies Expect from YOU
  • Hands-on Practice ● Breakout Sessions ● And more!

Who Should Take This Course?
Accountants and CPAs new to the construction industry; New Construction Financial Managers & Controllers; Accounting Dept. Support Staff; Project Managers, Construction Managers, Risk & IT Professionals, Financial Services Providers, Owners, and ANYONE WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING PROCESSES.

Sponsored with CFMA Chapters.  A qualified National CFMA instructor will be the instructor for this seminar.

Construction Law for Subcontractors

Classroom trainingIn House
Length: 1 day

If you want to learn how to avoid the most common problems experienced by subcontractors on construction projects, better protect your company and remain competitive in the marketplace, then this program is for you. Presented in a language you understand, this seminar will cover subcontractors' and suppliers' obligations, defenses, and potential liabilities on projects while suggesting legal ways to preserve claims, get paid more efficiently, and avoid legal pitfalls. Subcontractors, suppliers, and anyone dealing with subcontractors and suppliers should attend this most informative and practical seminar.


  • Construction Contracts and Subcontracts
  • Changes to Standard Form Contracts
  • Contract Terms and Modifications
  • Changes, Change Orders, and Extra Work
  • Delay, Disruption, and Acceleration
  • Construction Lien and Bond Claims
  • OSHA
  • Insurance and Bonding for Subcontractors
  • Drug Testing
  • Claims Recognition, Presentation and Defense
  • Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation of Construction Disputes
  • Employment Law Tips

North Carolina Instructors are attorneys from the law firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord.
South Carolina Instructors are attorneys from the law firm of Elmore & Wall, P.A

Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM)

Classroom Training
Length: 1 day
CEU: 0.8
Project SuperVISION® Certification Points: 2

The Construction Quality Management (CQM) course for contractors is offered to familiarize contractor personnel with CQM concepts and procedures. Quality Control Managers, including those who function as the Superintendent, are required to have successfully completed the Construction Quality Management for Contractors course within the last five years. Construction Supervisors working on any project through the USACE must pass this course.


  • What Is Construction Quality Management
  • Contractor Quality Control
  • Contractor and Government Responsibilities
  • Contractor's Review
  • Quality Management Planning
  • Review and Acceptance
  • Preconstruction Conference and Coordination Meeting Submittals
  • Quality Management During Construction
  • Three-Phase Control System
  • Documentation
  • Testing
  • Completion of Work
  • Making the System Work
  • The Resident Management System (RMS)

This course is sponsored with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the instruction by Helane Church, M.S. - Architectural Engineering - Chief of Technical Support/QA Representative for the USACE at Fort Bragg.

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Helane Church, M. S. Architectural Engineering

Government Contracting

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1 day

New Opportunities & Challenges in the 21st Century


Day 1:

  • Solicitation and Award Procedures
  • Suspension of Work, Delays, and Acceleration
  • Compensation for Extra Work and Delay
  • Risk Allocation Challenges
  • Changes and Construction Changes
  • Subcontracts and Purchase Orders

Day 2:

  • Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranties
  • Project Documentation
  • Environmental Risks and Challenges
  • Terminations
  • Government Contract Dispute

The instructors for this course are members of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP. With offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, Smith Currie is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the nation focusing on construction law.

Labor and Employment Law for Construction Management

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1 day

Federal and State courts and regulatory agencies are processing record numbers of labor and employment complaints each year. A litigious society and increasingly complex employment and labor laws have created a hostile environment for managers to make correct and legally defensible decisions in the field. Failing to make the right decisions can be costly.

This program is designed to give construction management at all levels a greater understanding of the federal and state laws affecting their work sites, both in the office and in the field.


  • Labor Relations - Open Shop
  • Drug Testing
  • Hiring and Firing of Employees
  • EEO
  • Davis Bacon
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • INA
  • ADA
  • OSHA (Not Standards, but legal aspects)

Instructors : Attorneys from the law firm of  Ogletree Deakins

Medical Facilities

Medical Facilities

Classroom TrainingIn House

This seminar is offered for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building officials, and other individuals with interest in the design and construction of Medical Facilities in North Carolina. Participants will have a chance to listen to and question state officials responsible for reviewing plans and construction of medical facilities licensed by the state.


  • The Licensure Process As It Relates to Construction
  • Architectural Requirements
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Requirements
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Expectations for Final Inspections
  • Common Problems Encountered
  • Closeout Documentation and Certification

Instructors are William Warren, Chief, Construction Section, North Carolina Department of Facility Services, and three other staff members.

NC Lien and Bond Seminar

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1/2 day
CEU: 0.4
Project SuperVISION® Certification Points: 2


  • Nature, Purpose and Scope of Mechanics' Liens
  • Liens for Contractors Dealing Directly With Owner
  • Liens for Subcontractors Not Dealing Directly With Owner
  • Equitable Lien


  • Federal Construction Projects - The Miller Act
  • State Construction Projects - The Little Miller Act
  • Private Construction Projects

Gary J.Welch and other construction law attorneys with the law firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord. For more than half a century, construction law has been one of Johnston , Allison & Hord core practice areas. Clients include local, national, and international contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, and sureties.

SC Lien and Bond Seminar

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1 day

Know your lien rights and understand how to properly bond your project. - Be Prepared! - Attend this Informative Seminar to learn specific information about South Carolina Construction Laws

Owners, Contractors, Sub/Specialty Contractors, and Suppliers - Find out what you NEED to know about Construction Liens and Bonds for Public AND Private Work. Don't let your project outcomes become mired in payment disputes. Equip yourself with the essential facts so you can focus on your project!

What's In It for You?

  • Learn how to handle construction project payments, and how to work toward solutions in dispute situations.
  • Contractors, Sub/Specialty Contractors and Suppliers will learn how to collect payment for your work and supplies you have furnished.
  • Owners will learn how to guard against unnecessary liens.

Seminar Topics:


  • Who Can File A Lien & What Is Lienable
  • Notice of Project Commencement
  • Suing To Enforce Your Lien Rights
  • Maximizing Your Lien Rights
  • Notice of Furnishing
  • Defenses


  • Federal Construction Projects - The Miller Act
  • Private Construction Projects
  • South Carolina's "Little Miller Act"
  • Surety's Defenses To Bond Liability


  • Section 27-1-15, Code of Laws Of South Carolina
  • Subcontractor Payment Statutes

Instructors are attorneys from the law firm of Elmore and Wall, P.A

Contract Review Workshop

Classroom TrainingIn House

Length: 1 day

This Workshop will use two widely used contract forms, the AIA General Conditions and the AGC General Conditions to compare and understand the obligations and risks of the various parties involved. We will identify the obligations to keep documentation, give notice, schedule, coordinate and cooperate in performance by using the SC&H Practical Construction Project Documentationmanual.  Avoid the cost of bad experiences by knowing exactly what is required and the best way to avoid problems.  The workshop will cover the following:


  • Understanding and Respecting Your Contract, Project Risks, and the value of Good Documentation
  • Subcontract Administration
  • Meeting the Need for Notice - The "Right" Way and the "Wrong" Way
  • Other Forms of Documentation Including Common Project Forms, Photography and Video, and Cost Documentation
  • Documentation of Changes and Differing Site Conditions
  • Schedules, Delays and Acceleration
  • Payment, Acceptance, Warranties, Termination, Defaults and Project Closeouts

Instructors are attorneys with Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.

Tax Information & Law Information is the Key

Classroom TrainingIn House

Is your company ready for the IRS? This is a great seminar for your accounting department as well as top level management to understand how to best plan for the inevitable. Come and learn from the source!


  • Employee versus subcontractor issues
  • Employment tax responsibilities
  • Make life easier, connect to the web
  • E-file and e-pay
  • Technical Tax issues and abusive tax treatments
  • The Home Office
  • Travel and Vehicles
  • Leaseback of Employee Equipment
  • Questions answered about:
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Income and expenses
  • Keeping Records
  • Retirement Plans


Instructors: Avery Henline, David Jackson & Leslie Hoover, IRS Office of Taxpayer Education and Communication.


Contractor Business Academy

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 5 days

The Carolinas AGC Contractor Business Academy will teach participants skills that are essential for managing a competitive construction business in today's market. You will have access to business accounting, legal, and construction job management experts.

A five-day or ten-night program includes the following:


  • Planning and Organization of your company
  • Budgeting
  • Taxes
  • Accounting Methods
  • Licenses
  • Payroll
  • EEO/Labor Laws
  • Managing Risk
  • Insurance
  • Bonding
  • Lien Law
  • Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Review of State Agencies

Contractor Business Academy Course

Day One
Planning and Organizing the Structure of Your Company
Managing Business Risk Through Insurance, Bonds, and Friendly Contracts
Estimating Jobs to be Competitive and to Make a Profit
Federal Tax- How to Avoid Problems

Day Two
Project Management for Quality, Material, and Budget Controls
Planning and Scheduling Your Project
Day Three
Employer Labor Obligations Explores Federal Acts that Control Hiring, Pay, and Employee Labor Issues
Equal Employment Opportunity and State Labor Laws You Need to Know
Human Resource Issues to Keep EEOC Away!

Day Four
Managing Finances with the Accounting Process and Methods
Business Taxes and Reporting Requirements Show You Income Taxes, License Fees, Payroll and Sales Tax
Public Contract & Prompt Pay Requirements Summarizes the State's Requirements

Day Five
Various State Agencies that Could Impact Your Business in North and/or South Carolina 
Contract and Lien Laws ~ What They Are and What They Mean to You

Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling Units 1-4

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 4 Consecutive Days - All  4 Units

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new midsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

AGC's BIM Education Program - developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators - is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

After participants complete all four courses in the program they become eligible to sit for the Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling exam.

The CM-BIM is the construction industry's only credential that teaches the practical application of the Building Information Modeling process for commercial construction firms.

AGC of America Smart Use Logo Smith Currie Hancock Logo
Instructor(s): Josh Bone, Smart Use (Units 1-4) and Phil Beck with Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP (Unit 3).

USGBC LogoThe USGBC Education Provider Program has approved the technical and instructional quality of this course.

AIA Continuing Education LogoThe AGC is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to  CES Records for AIA members.

LEED Green Associate Online Exam Prep

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 2 hrs (monthly series)

The Green Associate is now designated a Tier 1 accreditation and must be completed prior to becoming a LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP+). The credential will make individuals substantially more marketable to clients, and will confirm your knowledge about the green building industry and commitment to sustainability.

Topics are designed to teach key concepts of LEED, sustainability, green building design concepts and prepare you to pass the Green Associate exam. This online course also covers a variety of effective study method and strategies, exam-taking skills, and includes practice questions for the LEED Green Associate professional exam.

The course targets a broad range of audiences so that anyone can understand the content, and pass the GA exam. --General Contractors, Project Mangers, Superintendents, Specialty Contractors, Developers, Architects, Designers, Building Owners, Engineers, Energy Industry Professionals, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Legal Council, and Planners are all encouraged to attend.

Sustainable Investment Group’s mission is "to assist individuals and organizations in their career/project goals in the green building industry". SIG’s instructors are LEED AP’s and have worked on several LEED projects from inception to completion. They understand what it takes to prepare for the LEED exams and know effective ways to pass.

Charlie Cichetti, LEED AP+, Project Consultant: Cichetti oversees the sustainable consulting, construction management, facilities extension, and LEED certification services for multiple projects. He also has experience working with multiple rating systems. Cichetti has more than 8 years experience in commercial construction, real estate development and project management.

Session Detail:

  • Introduction to Green Building; LEED and the LEED process; Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency; Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; Innovation in Design
  • LEED Synergies; LEED Green Associate Exam Review


  • Access to four online practice exams
  • Mp3’s of Green Associate main topics
  • Study guide in a pdf format
  • Access to LEED experts for follow up questions via online forum
  • Recorded class sessions for 30 days after final course
  • Certificate of completion


Questions about Management Education Courses?
Contact: Sharrell Janvier, Director of Grants and Training | Phone: (704) 372-1450