Construction Management Pt. 2
This training is being offered in conjunction with Construction Management Pt.1. If you register for both trainings, there is a discounted rate for Construction Management Pt. 2:
- MACDC Member - $30
- Regular - $50
Managing development projects takes a village. Its complicated and risky. What can you do to ensure successful finishes, stay on time, and keep your team focused and working collaboratively? How do you integrate competing interests and meet a budget? Furthermore, the broader goals of community development are intricately related to what takes place on a construction site.
Jennifer Pinck, President and Founder of Pinck & Co Mark Erlich, Fellow, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School will lead a training where the focus will be on fair wages and work environments. They will discuss issues and best practices.
Participants will learn:
- How to navigate work environments
- How to negotiate wages
- What the impact of your choices are
Community development organizations undertake major projects to promote economic prosperity, housing security, and other objectives to underpin the communities in which they operate. The pressure to meet budget and get the best value per square foot is intense; the competition amongst contractors to get and make money on these projects is also intense. The unique nature of the construction industry is one that has established a history and reputation of contractors taking shortcuts in paying wages and adhering to safety regulations. These pressures noted above combined with the bad actors in the industry can result in outcomes which contravene the objectives of the non-profit, affordable housing, and community development organizations
There are policies and practices which we will discuss to ensure that the worst practices do not occur and that the community economic objectives are met.
We encourage project managers, real estate directors, and executive directors to come.