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STP Unit 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs
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STP  Unit 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs

 Export to Your Calendar 11/15/2018 to 12/20/2018
When: Thursdays (Nov 15 - SKIPPING Nov 22 - Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20)
5:00-8:00 p.m
Where: AGC Conference Room
525 Park Street, Suite #110
St. Paul, MN  55103
United States
Contact: Renee Horsman

Online registration is available until: 11/14/2018
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You are invited to participate in the Supervisory Training Program (STP) Unit 5- "Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs."  T

This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate. This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

  • Construction estimates 
  • Who controls project costs 
  • Reporting and analyzing actual costs 
  • Planning for cost control 
  • Cost control strategies
  • Labor cost variances 
  • Working with project partners 
  • Managing risk and loss potentials 
  • Cost control strategies 
  • Post-project evaluations
  • Benchmarking construction productivity 
  • Improving productivity through pre-planning 
  • New skills for effective supervision 
  • Personnel management 
  • Equipment management for productivity improvement 
  • Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling 
  • Quantifying lost labor productivity 
  • Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis

Dates: Five THURSDAYS (November 15, -SKIPPING Nov 22-, 29, December 6, 13, 20)

Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: AGC of Minnesota Conference Room

Instructor: Matthew Semerad (Braun Intertec Corporation)

This class may be taken via webcast at no extra charge. A maximum of 4 webcasting students will be registered per class.
Webcasting students are required to have a camera on the device they are using so that the instructor can 
communicate effectively with them.  These may be purchased for $10 on Amazon.

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Horsman at 651-796-2181, or  


AGC of America revised the STP program in the spring of 2015, consolidating the program from 10 units to 6 units.  In order to qualify for the Supervisory Training Program Certificate of Completion, participants must complete all six revised units.  Previous edition units will be accepted for the new revised program as stated below.

  •   Revised 2015  Unit 1 – Leadership and Motivation – (previous Unit 1 Leadership and Motivation)
  •   Revised 2015  Unit 2 – Communication (previous  Unit 2 Oral and Written Communication)
  •   Revised 2015  Unit 3 – Planning and Scheduling (previous Unit 5 Planning and Scheduling)
  •   Revised 2015  Unit 4 – Contract  Documents (previous Unit 4 Contract Documents and Construction Law)
  •   Revised 2015  Unit 5 -  Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs  (Previous Unit 6 Understanding and Managing Project Costs, and Previous Unit 9 Productivity Improvement)
  •   Revised 2015  Unit 6 -  Risk Management and Problem Solving (Previous Unit 3 Problem Solving and Decision Making and Previous Unit 7, Accident Prevention and Loss Control)