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New Texas A&M Professional Certification Program to Modernize Construction


To improve project outcomes, along with the need to address a potential shortage in skilled workers, owners and contractors are looking to modernize construction.  This includes the use of digital technology, (AI/ML, IoT, etc.), and adoption of industrialized manufacturing strategies including: automation, standardization and modularization.

Although the benefit of a modern approach to construction will result in better project outcomes and a more enjoyable experience for project participants, the construction industry remains stuck in the past.  As many of you know, the construction industry is deeply rooted in craft production, meaning it operates and is structured much differently than sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics.  In order to benefit from emerging methods and technologies, professionals in the construction industry must understand and adopt new ways of thinking and practices.

To learn how to modernize construction effectively, join experts from Texas A&M University's Construction Science Department and the Project Production Institute for a two-hour virtual event where attendees will learn about next generation digitalization and industrialization practices for project delivery.  Details regarding Texas A&M's new professional certification program for modernizing construction will also be annouced.

During this session, attendees will explore:

-The "gap" in current approach to project management

-How construction can leverage Project Production Management to improve project outcomes, who is using it now, and how they are benefitting

-Digital technology, sensors and robotics to improve project outcomes

-Details of Texas A&M's upcoming professional certification program for equipping industry professionals with tools to modernize their efforts and advance their careers via effective project delivery


Those interested in improving outcomes of projects including architects, engineers and construction managers, subcontactors, suppliers, fabricators, and project managers.

When: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 | 1pm-3pm CT

Where: Virtual - details provided upon registration

Cost: $95


Construction - What is the Future?


Jim Craig, Chevron

Gary Fischer, PPI

Anthony Marraro, Texas A&M

Edward Pound, PPI

Todd Zabelle, PPI


Change Management - Controlling the Chaos

Course Date: June 22 and June 24, 2021, 1:00-5:00PM

Join Hugh Cronin and Anthony Marraro for this remote eight hour course will share the process, tips and tricks you need to be confident handling the change management needs of your project.  This course has been designed for 1-5 year practitioners who want to address common project change management challenges and is a great learning opportunitiy for Project Managers, Assistant project Managers, Construction Managers, Assistant Construction Managers, Office Engineers, Change Management specialists, Owner Project Managers or Resident Engineers and Designers who process changes on behalf of the Owner Team.

Learners who complete the training will be awarded 1 IACET Continuing Education Credits (CEU) through Texas A&M University's Continuing and Professional Education.  The course will be $875, register here.