Monday, January 14, 2008

GC/CM Training

The Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) will be offering a two day training session on the new Washington State law on General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) contracting, which is an alternative public works contracting delivery method. The law, RCW 39.10, was effective on July 1, 2007, and there are significant changes from the previous legislation.

The training will be held on January 31, 2008 and February 1, 2008 at the AGC Building (1200 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The cost is $350 per person (lunch included both days).

I attended a similar training session a number of months ago and found it very valuable. If you're a public agency or a contractor or subcontractor, it is a helpful introduction to GC/CM contracting.

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Anonymous said...

Mike - I have worn out my Google finger trying to find an executive summary of the new GC/CM procedure. We are looking at the AGC's program but thought you might have seen something that would provide immediate understanding. Even a comparison to other state's would help. Walt Gamble, Aadlande Evans, Portland.

Mike Purdy said...

If you go the the website for the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) (, you will find a link titled "List of Changes." This is a Word document that summarizes the key features of the new GC/CM law in Washington State (SSHB 1506). In addition, I have another Word document that compares the new GC/CM law (effective July 1, 2007) with the previous version. If you send me your e-mail address, I'll be glad to forward this onto you.