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Construction Quality Management for Contractors

The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in partnership with the Washington District, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Associated General Contractors (AGC) offers the Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class (CQM-C) on a monthly basis.

The mutual goal of the Contractor and the Government is to achieve a quality product, executed safely, on time, and within budget. Quality management succeeds through a partnership between the Contractor and the Government. The Contractor is responsible for the daily Quality Control (QC) of the work, while the Government through Quality Assurance (QA) ensures that the Contractor's Quality Control program is working effectively.

Effective CQM-C supports worker pride, results in favorable recognition, and has the potential to increase the Contractor's profit margin.


The course offers prospective QC Managers/ Administrators the opportunity to satisfy the CQM-C training requirements specified in most USACE and NAVFAC construction contracts. This course must be taken and the final test must be passed by any person aspiring to be the QC Manager/Administrator or alternate. The course must be taken within 45 calendar days of the award of a construction contract. The Contractors Quality Control (CQC) requirements and the Governments Quality Assurance (QA) roles are reviewed. A course certificate will be awarded to those who satisfactory complete the training and pass the final exam. The certificate is valid for a five year period from the date of the class. The maximum a site can charge for the class is $250.00 which includes all course material, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

At this time any person that needs to recertify must attend a class.

CQM-C, 9-hour class, is offered at ABC and AGC sites, and is facilitated by USACE and NAVFAC trainers.

The facility locations, facility points of contact, and course dates are as follows:

ABC/VA class location: ABC Training Center, 42680 Trade West Drive, Dulles, Virginia.
POC:   Kerry Roszel at 703-968-6205 kerry@abcva.org

ABC/MD class location may vary Contact the POC for details.
POC:   Brittany Chaapel at 410-821-0351, ext.113 bchaapel@abcbaltimore.org

ABC/Metro Washington class location: Associated Builders & Contractors Metro Washington, 6901 Muirkirk Meadows Site F, Beltsville, Md. 20705
POC:   Kim Collins at 301-595-9711 kcollins@abcmetrowashington.org

AGC/MD Towson: University Marriott Conference Hotel, 10 West Burke Avenue, Towson, Maryland.
POC:   Sue Battey at 410-321-7870 sue@marylandagc.org

AGC/DC class location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1333 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, Va. 22201
POC:   Cherie Pleasant pleasant@agcofdc.org

2014 - 2015 Training Schedule

12.11.2014 Timonium, MD
01.15.2015 Dulles, VA
01.22.2015 Arlington, VA
01.29.2015 Beltsville MD
02.12.2015 Timonium, MD
02.19.2015 Arlington, VA
02.26.2015 Towson, MD
03.12.2015 Beltsville, MD
03.19.2015 Arlington, VA
03.26.2015 Dulles, VA
04.09.2015 Timonium, MD
04.16.2015 Arlington, VA
04.26.2015 Towson, MD
05.07.2015 Dulles, VA
05.14.2015 Arlington, VA
05.21.2015 Beltsville, MD
06.11.2015 Towson, MD
06.18.2015 Arlington, VA
06.24.2015 Timonium, MD
07.09.2015 Dulles, VA
08.06.2015 Beltsville MD 
08.13.2015 Timonium, MD  
08.20.2015 Towson, MD         
09.10.2015 Dulles, VA    
10.08.2015 Towson, MD         
10.16.1015 Timonium, MD       
10.22.2015 Beltsville, MD    
11.05.2015 Beltsville, MD     
11.12.2015 Dulles, VA
12.03.2015 Towson, MD         
12.11.2015 Timonium, MD       

Contact the ABC or AGC course managers as listed above for course information and registration.

Baltimore District Point of Contact

Baltimore District Director of Training for Construction Quality Management for Contractors

          Randy W. Sitton

Course Administrators

          Salvatore Vitale