The ARTBA Transportation Builder Institute is hitting the road for one of its most popular professional development training sessions.  The P6® Scheduling Academy, led by construction scheduling expert Dr. Jay Newitt of Brigham Young University (BYU), will take place September 9-11 at the end of the ARTBA National Convention, held at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes near Los Angeles.

P6® is the transportation construction industry’s standard for project planning and scheduling.  The challenge is getting professionals fully trained to use the program.  The academy is a targeted threeday seminar focused on effectively using P6® to manage transportation construction projects.  It will provide a comprehensive understanding of how critical path method (CPM) scheduling works, particularly for laying out complex projects.  The critical difference between this program and generic training is its exclusive focus on the features of P6® that a transportation construction company uses.  It uses hands-on and effective training designed specifically to help industry professionals, including project managers and supervisors, adapt the P6® software to efficiently track key project aspects, such as people, materials, operational benchmarks and payment schedules.

Newitt, who consistently receives high marks from academy participants, has taught construction scheduling in hundreds of seminars, programs and companies around the nation.  He is also a licensed contractor and author of “Construction Scheduling, Principles and Practices.”  Newitt is the instructor to guide construction professionals through the complex principles of CPM scheduling, demystifying the process and helping them maximize P6® software for managing successful projects.

Registration is $1,700 for ARTBA members and $1,999 for non-members.  It covers admission to the ARTBA Chairman’s Dinner on Tuesday, September 9, which includes a performance by veteran Hollywood comedian Larry Miller.

Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams with questions: kwilliams@artba.org or 202.289.4434.