PHCC class gives glimpse of 2020 jobsite

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Falls Church, Va. — A sold-out crowd of 27 project managers, estimators and contractor business owners have completed the 2014 offering of the Essentials of Project Management course conducted by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation.  This four-day intensive training program has been teaching p-h-c contractor business owners and their project management team to recognize the massive value of pre-planning and standardizing their project management procedures since 1996.

2014_PHCC_Essentials Class (3) This year’s program featured expanded discussions on project cash flow, recruiting Generation Y workers and new technologies that will radically change construction over the next five years. “Tablets for foremen in the field? That’s already baseline at this point,” said Kirk Alter, course director and professor at Purdue University.  “What about robots doing layout marking or prefabricating entire building sections with all the mechanical elements already embedded or even using 3-D printing to create those sections? It’s being done now and you will see it on a jobsite much sooner than you think.”

The Foundation will be offering a two-day Advanced Management Workshop with instructor Kirk Alter at the Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H., on June 6th & 7th. The next full Essentials class will be held in March 2015, but individual sessions extracted from the course are available as half or full day educational seminars that can be presented locally to industry organizations and contractor groups. For more information on the Advanced Workshop or booking a seminar event, please contact the PHCC Educational Foundation at (800) 533-7694 or

The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. For more information contact a member of the Foundation staff at (800) 533-7694 or visit

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