Virginia Tech - 30th Transportation Construction Management Institute 2018  - Feburary 21 - March 2, 2018  -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center  - Blacksburg, Virginia
Virginia Tech - 30th Transportation Construction Management Institute 2018  - Feburary 21 - March 2, 2018  -  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center  - Blacksburg, Virginia
General Information

Co-sponsored by:

Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance
Virginia Department of Transportation and
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the College of Engineering
and Continuing and Professional Education

Motivation

Why a Transportation Construction Management Institute?

This institute grew out of a number of discussions between representatives of Virginia Tech, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Road and Transportation Builders' Association. Together these organizations saw a need to:

  • Provide a management development program tailored to the needs of transportation construction professionals to help them meet the demands of the Commonwealth's new initiatives in transportation construction.
  • Develop and present such a program as a joint venture between the Department of Transportation and the Road and Transportation Builders' Association in order to improve communication and develop a sense of joint commitment within the industry as a whole.

Delegates Profile

Who should attend?

Designed as a full-time management development program, the institute is geared to meet the needs of transportation construction professionals in middle and upper management positions.

Those delegates who have benefitted most from past institutes are professionals responsible for the completion of projects, not just tasks, and those whose work focuses on communication and leadership in addition to the more technical construction management subjects such as scheduling, estimating, and contract law. Delegates concerned with setting organizational goals and values, and who view their own success as being closely allied to the success of the industry as a whole, have found the institute to be extremely valuable as well.

Special Note: The workload is rigorous and total commitment is expected. Yet the sessions are organized to make learning enjoyable and rewarding.


Benefits

What benefits will I receive by attending?

Upon completing this institute, delegates will have improved their ability to:

  • Administer contracts and make decisions.
  • Establish effective teams and maintain strong relationships and high trust levels with and within VDOT and the road building industry.
  • Resolve disputes on-site and complete projects in a more cost- effective and competitive manner.
  • Apply newly acquired leadership, management and interpersonal skills to areas of increased responsibility and authority.

Continuing Education Units

Each person satisfactorily completing this seminar will be awarded 5.6 continuing education units. One CEU represents 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. The CEU is designed to serve as a uniform measure of attainment in noncredit educational programs.

The Faculty

Who are the resource people?

The institute faculty will be drawn from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering through its Construction Center and other leading university faculty. Instructors drawn from industry will supplement the Virginia Tech faculty by providing special input in areas of current industry concern.

classroom
Mike Vorster conducts a session for the Transportation Construction Management Institute


photo of Dick Harshberger

For More information Contact:
Dick Harshberger
Co-Director, VT-TCMI
Phone: 540-239-5178
Email: rharsh@vt.edu





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