The MBA is committed to providing the best resources and information in order to enhance performance and career development opportunities for individuals, member firms and the Western Pennsylvania construction industry. The MBA achieves its education goals with assistance from active MBA Committees such as the Affiliate Council, the AIA-MBA Joint Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Young Constructors.

The MBA also relies on the AGC in the education of construction professionals. To deliver its message, the AGC features the Education e-Forum, an email communication tool designed for members and chapter staff to liaison concerns in training and development issues. For more information on this e-Forum, and how to join, click here.

To Assist with the 2017 Education Survey Click Here.

2017 Evening Hands-On Courses Hosted by
The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Carpenters’ Training Center

Welding (limited to 15 people) – January 10, 2017
Metal Studs – January 31, 2017
Drywall – February 14, 2017
Drywall Bulkheads/Soffits – February 28, 2017
Acoustical Ceilings – March 14, 2017
Casework (Cabinet Install) – March 28, 2017
Trim (Baseboard/Casing) – April 11, 2017
Door Hardware – April 25, 2017

  • Course Details
    • Free
    • Light Dinner 5:45pm – 6:00pm; Class 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Carpenters’ Training Center
    • 3 AIA CEUs
    • Interns can earn experience toward IDP by participating
    • Proper Attire Required: Closed toed/hard soled shoes & long pants
    Please register for each class by 12:00 noon the Monday before each desired class
  • Carpenters’ Training Center:
    Phone: 412-262-1830 Email:

MBA Brown Bag Lunch Presentations

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The MBA is proud to offer the following AIA-CEU approved presentations:

  • AIA-MBA Joint Committee Best Practices Guide
  • Flooring Failures
  • Social Media in the AEC
  • Economic Forecast
  • Construction Legislation
  • Best Practices in Healthcare Construction (ICRA)
  • Primer on Construction Contracts

The goal of these presentations is to assist the architectural community in obtaining continuing education credits while improving the relationship between the design and constructor communities in the region. Each course listed is approved to offer one AIA CEU. These presentations can be held at the MBA or at a fir'’s office. To schedule your presentation, or if you have questions about the MBA Brown Bag Lunch Presentations, please contact the MBA at 412-922-3912 or email.

NOTE: The following presentations are currently in the development stages - please let the MBA know if you would like to be contacted when a presentation is ready:

  • Delivery Systems
  • Value Engineering
  • Benefits of Collaboration
  • Green Building

If you do not see a presentation topic listed on this page and you would like educated on it, please let us know and we’ll design a course for you.

BIM Education Program

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AGC Bookstore

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The AGC's newest publication is out - Project Delivery Systems for Construction 3rd Edition.