This program focuses on teaching Project Managers the skill needed for success in the drilled shaft, micropile, and anchored earth retention industries. The three-day course will enhance your employee’s ability to perform at a higher level.

PMT is designed to develop the Project Manager’s ability to confidently perform at a higher level of excellence, broaden the attendee’s knowledge of drilled shaft and micropile/anchored earth retention system, and enhance communication, leadership, and managerial skills.


Tuesday, January 14

12:00pm-1:00pm          Registration                            

1:00pm-1:30pm            Welcome and Course Overview

1:30pm-5:30pm            Excellence in Safety

Safety does affect your profit margins and opportunities for new jobs and projects. Learn to identify and deal with potential safety risks on the job – internal and external.  Basic Mobile Crane Safety will be reviewed as well as how to create a Job Safety Analysis. Up to date OSHA requirements and proper equipment operation pertinent to drilled foundation projects will be presented. Learn how to conduct an onsite OSHA inspection.

Wednesday, January 15

6:30am-7:30am            Breakfast

7:30am-9:30am            Work, Documentation & Construction Claims

Useful information related to insurance and bonding requirements and how they affect your project, including knowing your construction liens rights and more, will be discussed.

9:30am-9:45am            Break

9:45am-10:15pm          Understanding Contracts 

Learn about your obligations and how to protect your rights. Important contract clauses will be highlighted and the presenter’s real world experiences will be discussed to provide a thorough understanding of common areas of contention and dispute including, anticipated scope of work and schedule, changes in the work, notice requirements, delay clauses, differing site conditions, payment clauses, and more.

10:15am-11:30am       Insurance Bonds & Liens Rights

Useful information related to insurance and bonding requirements and how they affect your project, including knowing your construction liens rights and more, will be discussed.

11:30am-12:30pm        Lunch

12:30pm-2:45pm          An Entire Project Built on Quality                                   

What does it mean, and how does it impact your bottom line? Learn how to prepare project QA/QC plans and reports and the Importance of documentation, record keeping and reporting.

2:45pm-3:00pm            Break

3:00pm-4:00pm            Project Specifications and Guidelines                                   

Review the project specifications and how they fit in the contract. Learn about the technical requirements of the specifications and differences between prescriptive and performance specifications.

4:00pm-5:00pm                        Production, Extra Work, and Cost Reporting Techniques                              

Learn how to properly track and report field productivity and how to identify and document changes in the work and extra work. Understand the impact of the extra work – It’s not “just” lengthening the pile. Learn how to identify, document, and develop the true cost of the extra work, and get paid in a timely manner. Learn to effectively create schedules and manage changes.

5:00pm-5:30pm                        Time Management

Choosing which task to undertake during the day can be daunting; a visual example will be provided to help prioritize tasks in a given day.


Thursday, January 16

6:30am-7:30am            Breakfast

7:30am-10:00am          Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers                                   

Taking initiative to conquer a task is a vital step to success. Reacting with positive thoughts, choosing to act rather than be acted upon, and making and keeping commitments will help you develop a habit of being proactive.  This segment will cover management development on communications, motivation, teamwork, training/developing your crew, giving positive and accurate feedback to your team, and Field Management challenges and opportunities.

10:00am-10:15am         Break

10:15am-12:00N           Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers(Continued)

12:15pm-1:15pm          Lunch

1:15pm-5:30pm            Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers (Continued) 

Friday, January 17

6:30am-7:30am            Breakfast

7:30am-9:45am            Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers (Continued)                                  

9:45am-10:00am          Break

10:00am-12:00pm        Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers & Wrap Up


Course Registration is $1,995. Registration includes Breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Other meals are on your own.

Course open to all ADSC Members.


Hotel reservations will be made by ADSC. Please enter hotel room information such as check-in and check-out dates through the prompts in the online registration form. Hotel room is $250/night, charges will be added to the registration fee payment and charged all at once. You will receive a separate hotel confirmation within one week of registering.

Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square
1400 Plaza Pl, Southlake, Texas, 76092


The closest airport to the hotel is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), at approx. 8 miles away.

Dallas Love Field (DAL) is also an option, approx. 23 miles away.


Substitutions may be made up to December 22, 2019. Cancellations will only be accepted for refund if the class is sold out and another applicant on the waitlist can fill the spot. No refunds will be made if the class is not sold out.



Sponsorships are also available at the above “Register Now” button.

PMT Sponsor – $500
Support ADSC and our new PMT school and get your company promoted and recognized throughout the event via signage, event email blasts, and ADSC social media platforms.

PMT Hats Sponsor – $2,000

PMT Shirts Sponsor – $2,000