In response to a growing demand in the construction industry for improved project management capability, FMI Corp. had launched the Project Management Academy. Found specifically to help less-experienced project managers, the academy uses case-study based training to provide students with the knowledge and experience to confidently and consistently guide projects to completion.

The academy will be held twice a year at FMI’s headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., and will consist of four, 10-hr days in which students will be exposed to schedule and budget development and maintenance, change order management, client relations, team coordination, and other project management topics.

The first session is intended for general contractors and is scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2003. The second, for specialty trade contractors, will run Feb. 9-12, 2003. For more information, call 800 877-1364.