Advanced Institute for Project Management

MCAA’s Advanced Institute for Project Management (AIPM) prepares seasoned project managers for future advancement and increased responsibilities. AIPM provides more than 40 hours of world-class, industry specific, advanced level project management education.

Graduates of the AIPM will bring back to their companies proven strategies for making their projects even more successful. Attendees learn and practice the critical senior level project management skills needed to:

  • Establish and maintain long-term customer relationships;
  • Avoid legal issues where possible, and properly handle them when they occur;
  • Properly handle insurance and bonding issues;
  • Implement effective operational management strategies; and
  • Establish goals for productivity and profitability.

The curriculum includes subjects such as:

  • Advanced Leadership Skills
  • Financial Literacy: What Your CFO Needs You to Know
  • Legal Issues with Difficult Jobs
  • Staying on Top of Schedule & Productivity Impacts
  • Effective Notice: Improve Your Negotiating Position & Avoid Litigation
  • Operational Management: Tips from the Pros

Who Should Attend?

Experienced project managers, senior project managers, and project executives or operations officers meeting the following criteria:

  1. Managing other project managers;
  2. Managing large projects with oversight of self-sufficient jobsite staff;
  3. Managing a book of work under individual income statement;
  4. Managing a project management department; and/or
  5. Managing all or project driven portion of company operations.


The class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is per-company cap of two students.

Tuition is $2,900. This does not include accommodations, but a hotel reservation will be made for you by MCAA after you register, at the course venue in Austin.

Registration is done electronically. To register yourself, or someone else, both the registrant and the individual completing the registration must have an MCAA account. Any employee of an MCAA member company can create an account. 

Registration for AIPM 18 is now full. However, there are a few spots remaining in AIPM 17, which begins one day earlier (1/30/22-2/3/22). You can register for AIPM 17 here.

MCAA continues to monitor the feasibility of conducting in-person training during the pandemic. If it is deemed inadvisable to conduct this program in person, participants will be provided the option to roll their registration over to the next offering, or have their tuition fully refund.

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MCAA's Advanced Institute for Project Management program is designed specifically for the mechanical construction industry and is sponsored solely by the MCAA. It is not related to programs sponsored by the PMI.