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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:   Jackie Conklin at 703-968-6205 jackie@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/MD Hagerstown: ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter-Barr Construction Institute, 530 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, Md., 21740 

POC:  Darlene Chaney at 301-739-1190, darlene@abccvc.com

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: North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive Timonium MD 21093.

POC:   Sue Battey at 410-321-7870 sue@marylandagc.org

AGC/DC class location: Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Courthouse Plaza, 1333 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA, 22201

POC: Amy Jones, amy@agcofdc.org or Meredith Wells, meredith@agcofdc.org at 703-673-9342 or 704-775-2050; Fax 703-243-2221 - www.agcofdc.org

2014 - 2015 Training Schedule (View 2016 PDF Schedule)

FY-Session No. Date and Location COE/NAVFAC Facilitator

16-01         10.08.2015 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-02         10.15.1015 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
16-03         10.22.2015 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-04         11.05.2015 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-05         11.12.2015 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
16-06         12.03.2015 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-07         12.10.2015 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
16-08         01.14.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
16-09         01.21.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro
16-10         01.28.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-11         02.04.2016 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-12         02.11.2016 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
15-13         02.18.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro
16-14         03.10.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-15         03.17.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro (Cancelled)
16-15     03.23.2016 Hagerstown, MD  Darlene Chaney (Newly added)
16-16         03.24.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
16-17         04.07.2016 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
16-18         04.14.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro
16-19         04.21.2016 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-20         05.12.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
16-21         05.19.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro (Cancelled)
16-22         05.26.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-23         06.09.2016 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-24         06.16.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro 
16-25         06.23.2016 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
16-26         07.07.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
16-21         07.14.2016 Arlington, VA         Igor Boras/Michael Vaccaro (added makeup date) 
16-15         07.27.2016 Hagerstown, MD  Rodger M. Carroll/David A. Anspacher (additional makeup date)
16-27         08.11.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
16-28         08.18.2016 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
16-29         08.25.2016 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
16-30         09.08.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall
17-01         10.06.2016 Towson, MD         Richard Burcham/Tom Trulli
17-02         10.13.1016 Timonium, MD      Eric Lindheimer/Joe Zurzolo
17-03         10.20.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
17-04         11.03.2016 Beltsville MD         Jason Hummel/Edward Kelly
17-05         11.10.2016 Dulles, VA             Tim Craul/Reggie Hall 

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