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. 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.

MBA also relies on The Associated General Contractors of America (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.

CAP Annual Scholarship

In the field of education, providing annual scholarships to students in the University of Pittsburgh's Engineering Department is something near and dear to CAP. In the early 1990's CAP responded to an inquiry from Pitt's Engineering Department to do a needs assessment of the construction community so that the University of Pittsburgh could expand its engineering studies into areas that would improve the skills and the marketability of its graduates. The CAP Board of Trustees worked with university faculty to help set goals for what is now the University of Pittsburgh Construction Management Program. 

AGC Student Chapter - University of Pittsburgh

Membership in an AGC Student Chapter provides young professionals with an opportunity to learn, observe and develop their skills with current leaders in the industry. 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Charter Date: 2016
Sponsoring Chapter: Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Chapter Liaison: Bob McCall
Chapter Staff Email: bob.mccall@mbawpa.org 
Faculty Advisor: John T. Sebastian
Faculty Advisor Email: jts79@pitt.edu

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education Program

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most exciting developments in the construction industry and is changing the way projects are built. MBA's BIM Education Training, developed by the AGC, provides essential information and skills needed to successfully implement BIM.

The highly interactive program provides 32-hours of instruction and training to get construction industry professionals at all levels ready to take advantage of the benefits of BIM. After participants complete all four courses in the program they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).

The MBA BIM Education Program is comprised of four units, with each course being held at the MBA Headquarters. The program is designed to give participants a broad understanding and essential knowledge on BIM terminology, technology, concepts, functionality, and legal and insurance issues.

For more information please contact Eric Starkowicz at 412.922.3912 or estarkowicz@mbawpa.org.

AGC Bookstore

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Bookstore