From breaking ground to cutting the ribbon, the LBJ School’s Office of Conferences and Training certificate program in construction purchasing provides everything you need to know to effectively execute construction projects.
Buyers, contract administrators, project managers and executive directors are faced with a tough task when it comes to construction purchasing. From understanding and using new terms, remaining compliant with unfamiliar laws, developing control plans and schedules, and staying on budget – the process is daunting and the risks considerable. To successfully navigate and oversee this process requires training and real-world best practices.
|Who Should Attend||Where|
|Buyers, contract administrators, project managers and executive directors||Austin, TX|
|Four core curriculum sessions and one optional session, all completed in the span of two years||William Agee is an expert in construction management, contract management and government audits|
The Construction Purchasing Certificate Program consists of four core courses and one elective to be completed over a period of two years. The courses are complementary in nature, and each course repeats annually.
Core curriculum sessions include:
- Basics of Construction Purchasing
- Developing a Construction Purchasing Manual
- Project and Construction Management
- Legal Aspects of Construction Contracts
Optional sessions from which to choose include:
- Fundamentals of Construction Auditing
- Construction Purchasing: Managing the Change Order Process
More About the Instructor
William Agee is an expert in the areas of construction management, contract management, and government audits. He holds multiple professional certifications, and has been helping organizations secure the goals of their construction initiatives for over 35 years.
Initially, Bill began purchasing in the retail operations, wholesale/distribution field, moved over to a regulated purchasing environment with a branch of the federal government, took a manufacturing position over both purchasing and manufacturing management, followed by experience in a service acquisitions organization and worked as a construction Owner’s Advocate.
Mr. Agee worked with the McLane Wholesale Distribution operation setting up their warehouse and distribution operations in several states and around the world. He also facilitated the hub-and-spoke warehouse and inventory programs for a major oil and gas distribution operation in west Texas serving 17 counties savings over $13-million dollars and reducing the sku’s by over 1700 units. Mr. Agee set up an inventory program for a large wholesale electrical warehouse/distributor which has a service area of over 57-counties of Texas and an inventory total value of in excess of $40-million.
His major areas of expertise are negotiations, construction management, warehouse, distribution, cost and price analysis, contract management, government audits and global business development. Mr. Agee holds twelve distinct certifications from as many professional associations.