Advanced Supervisory Education Seminars

About the Presenter

John R. Koontz, MCAA’s national director for project management and advanced supervisory education, brings a balance of academic and practical experience to his courses. A former tenured associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Building Construction Management, he served as Purdue’s mechanical construction management coordinator. He has been teaching since 1992. Prior to this, he spent 15 years in the employment of MCAA contractors in a variety of positions including senior project manager, project manager, project engineer, and estimator. Professor Koontz is the director of the MCAA Institute for Project Management and Advanced Institute for Project Management at the University of Texas in Austin. He also served as Academic Representative on the Board of Trustees of the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation. In addition to traveling the country to support MCAA’s National Education Initiative, Koontz remains active in continuing education, research, and writing in the area of mechanical contracting and MCAA Student Chapter development.

Topics Include:

  • Planning Skills for Foremen
  • Productivity Improvement: Material Managing & Site Planning Methods
  • The Foreman's Role in Project Documentation
  • Managing Labor: Coding, Tracking, and Forecasting
  • Essential Management Skills for the Project Foreman
  • Managing Change at the Jobsite
  • Critical Leadership Skills for Project Foremen
  • Successful Survival of Project Closeout
  • Everyday Negotiating Skills for Jobsite Supervisors
  • Managing Your Subcontractors
  • Practical Time Management Skills for Foreman
  • Qualities, Characteristics and Habits of the Industry’s Best Foreman

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