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.

Course

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.

 

Contact the ABC or AGC course managers as listed below for course information, registration and payment

***Please note that Construction Quality Management for Contractors' class locations held at the below referenced addresses may be subject to change. When registering, the class member should verify course locations and the time frame with the ABC/ AGC Agency Point of Contact you have chosen to take the class. Thank you.*** 

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

1. ABC/VA class location: ABC Training Center, 42680 Trade West Drive, Dulles, Virginia. Contact POC for more details.
POC:   Amanda Ruckman at 703-968-6205 amanda@abcva.org

2. ABC/MD:  ABC Greater Baltimore, 2101 E. Biddle Street, Suite 5000, Baltimore, MD 21213. Contact POC for more details.

POC:   Brittany Chaapel at 410-821-0351, ext.113 bchaapel@abcbaltimore.org

3. ABC/MD Hagerstown: ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter-Barr Construction Institute, 530 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, Md., 21740. Contact POC for more details.
POC:  Emily Beecher at 301-739-1190, emily@abccvc.com

4. ABC/Metro Washington class location: Associated Builders & Contractors Metro Washington, 6901 Muirkirk Meadows Suite F, Beltsville, Md. 20705. Contact POC for more details.
POC:   Karen Kaufman at 301-595-9711 kkaufman@abcmetrowashington.org

5. AGC/MD: Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Campus I 2034 Greenspring Drive I Timonium I 21093. Contact POC for more details. 
POC:   Sue Battey at 410-321-7870 sue@marylandagc.org

6. AGC/DC class location: Navy League Building: 2300 Wilson Blvd, Lobby Conference Room, Arlington, VA, 22201. Contact POC for more details.
POC: Kim Tracy, kim@agcofdc.org at 703-647-0255; Fax 703-673-9342www.agcofdc.org

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

As of now, all of Baltimore CQM Classes will be taught online by registering with the upcoming Agencies as scheduled until further notice.

Upcoming Training Schedule

Session Number  Date             Location            Agency POC Name Email Telephone # COE/NAVFAC Instructor
21-09 9.16.2021 Greater Baltimore, MD ABC-MD Brittany Chaapel bchaapel@abcbaltimore.org 410-821-0351 ext.113 Tom Trulli
21-10 10.14.2021 Beltsville, MD ABC-DC Karen Kaufman kkaufman@abcmetrowashington.org 301-595-9711 Joseph Zurzolo
21-11 11.4.2021 Timonium, MD AGC-MD Sue Battey sue@marylandagc.org 410-321-7870 Jason Hummel
21-12 12.9.2021 Hagerstown, MD ABC Cumberland Valley TBD kathy@abccvc.com 301-739-1190 Randy Sitton
22-01 1.26.2022 Dulles, VA ABC-VA Amanda Ruckman
amanda@abcva.org
703-968-6205
Reginald Hall                   
22-02 2.16.2022 Arlington, VA AGC-DC Kim Tracy
kim@agcofdc.org
703-647-0255
Ed Kelly
22-03 3.16.2022 Greater Baltimore, MD ABC-MD Brittany Chaapel
bchaapel@abcbaltimore.org
410-821-0351 ext. 113
Joseph Zurzolo
22-04 4.20.2022 Beltsville, MD ABC-DC Karen Kaufman kkaufman@abcmetrowashington.org
301-595-9711 
David A.
22-05 5.18.2022 Timonium, MD AGC-MD Sue Battey
sue@marylandagc.org
410-321-7870
Jason Hummel
22-06 6.15.2022 Hagerstown, MD ABC Cumberland Valley Amos M.
amos@abccvc.com
301-739-1190   
Joseph Zurzolo
22-07 7.20.2022 Dulles, VA ABC-VA Amanda Ruckman
amanda@abcva.org
703-968-6205
Reginald Hall
22-08 8.17.2022 Arlington, VA AGC-DC Kim Tracy
kim@agcofdc.org
703-647-0255
David A.
22-09 9.21.2022 Greater Baltimore, MD ABC-MD Brittany Chaapel
bchaapel@abcbaltimore.org
410-821-0351 ext. 113
Ed Kelly
22-10 TBD Beltsville, MD ABC-DC Karen Kaufman
kkaufman@abcmetrowashington.org
301-595-9711 
Joseph Zurzolo
22-11 11.3.2022 Timonium, MD AGC-MD Sue Battey
sue@marylandagc.org
410-321-7870
Jason Hummel
22-12 TBD Hagerstown, MD ABC Cumberland Valley Amos M. 
amos@abccvc.com
301-739-1190   
David A.

 

As of now, all of Baltimore CQM Classes will be taught online by registering with the upcoming Agencies as scheduled until further notice.

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:

TBD

Course Administrator:

Salvatore Vitale: Salvatore.Vitale@usace.army.mil