Turner Construction and Tompkins Builders, Inc. held their fall 2008 graduation ceremony for the School of Construction Management training course at the offices of the DC Urban League. The course was offered to area minority- and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs).Thirty-nine business owners received certificates of completion representing residential and commercial construction, construction estimating and management, roofing, telecommunications information technology, security, office supplies, general contracting, rough carpentry, and more.
Turner and Tompkins believe that minority and women business development is vitally important to the long-term success of the construction industry. Turner and Tompkins companies continue to strongly support the increased representation of M/WBEs in the industry, and set annual goals for partnering with these enterprises on construction, subcontracting and prime contracting projects — in joint venture and association relationships — and for procuring goods and services.
The Turner School of Construction Management is designed to provide these contractors with the tools necessary to pursue work in the private and public sectors. The curriculum addresses the following areas: Estimating, Bidding and Procurement; Project Delivery Systems and Risk Management; Safety; Setting Up a Business and Management; Scheduling and Field Operations; Accounting Basics for Construction Contractors; Insurance and Bonding; Marketing and Sales; and The Business Arrangement — What are the issues?
The Turner School of Construction Management training programs, first established in 1969, have graduated over 20,000 professionals across the country.