artba-transportation-builder-institute(WASHINGTON)—Thriving in today’s competitive transportation construction market means having the best team on the job and arming them with the skills they need to increase efficiency, minimize project delivery time and generate profit. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) will host a two-day intensive Project Management Academy to help both new or prospective leaders better manage their firm’s projects.

The highly-acclaimed program, which will be held at the Manhattan-headquarters of the General Contractors Association of New York, is built around an interactive setting. Participants will learn from industry experts in the following key disciplines tailored to the needs of transportation contractors:

  • Construction Documentation: Chris Brasco, senior partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
  •  Management & Leadership in the Workplace: Rich Feyerabend, corporate manager & consultant
  • Ethics: Lorraine D’Angelo, Esq., founder and president, LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.
  • Client Relations: Joan McDonald, principal, JMM Strategic Solutions, and former commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation
  • Construction Contract Clauses from Hell: Howard S. Jacabowitz, partner, Voute, Lohrfink, Magro & McAndrew, LLP
  •  Economics of Safety: Robinson Vasquez, ARTBA’s safety training & business development specialist

The cost is $1,499 per person, with a discount for the 2nd (or more) person from each company at $1,299.

Attendees will also earn Professional Development Hours.

Register in the “Transportation Builder Institute” section of at, or by contacting ARTBA’s Allison Rose: or 202.289.4434.

Since 1985, the ARTBA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt entity, has been supporting an array of initiatives to “promote research, education and public awareness.” The Foundation’s efforts include educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and an exhibit on transportation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.