This institute grew out of a number of discussions between representatives of Virginia Tech, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance. Together these organizations saw a need to:

  • Provide a management development program tailored to the needs of transportation construction professionals to help them meet the demands of the Commonwealth's new initiatives in transportation construction.
  • Develop and present such a program as a joint venture between the Department of Transportation and the Road and Transportation Builders' Association in order to improve communication and develop a sense of joint commitment within the industry as a whole.

Designed as a full-time management development program, the institute is geared to meet the needs of transportation construction professionals in middle and upper management positions.

Those delegates who have benefitted most from past institutes are professionals responsible for the completion of projects, not just tasks, and those whose work focuses on communication and leadership in addition to the more technical construction management subjects such as scheduling, estimating, and contract law. Delegates concerned with setting organizational goals and values, and who view their own success as being closely allied to the success of the industry as a whole, have found the institute to be extremely valuable as well.

Special Note: The workload is rigorous and total commitment is expected, yet the sessions are organized to make learning enjoyable and rewarding.

Upon completing this institute, delegates will have improved their ability to:

  • Administer contracts and make decisions.
  • Establish effective teams and maintain strong relationships and high trust levels with and within VDOT and the road building industry.
  • Resolve disputes on-site and complete projects in a more cost- effective and competitive manner.
  • Apply newly acquired leadership, management and interpersonal skills to areas of increased responsibility and authority.




The Transportation Construction Management Institute addresses the following major topical areas:
• Improving Contract Administration Processes
• Facilitating Decision Making
• Building Trust
• Building Relationships
• On-site Dispute Resolution
• Construction Scheduling
• Bar Charts
• Linear Schedules
• Computer Applications
• Impact Analysis
• Organizing for Project Success
• IT in Construction
• Safety in Construction
• Organizing for Project Success
• Design/Build
• Public/Private Partnerships
• Understanding Your Personality
• Leadership
• Confirming Leadership Values
• Understanding Yourself as a Leader
• Strengthening Your Leadership
• Communicating as a Leader
• Team Building Opportunities
• Study and Preparation for Final Day Interactions
• Final Day Interactions with Top Management
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Section Title
Transportation Construction Management Institute 2022
10:30AM to 5:00PM
Feb 20, 2022
M, T
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Feb 21, 2022 to Feb 22, 2022
8:00AM to 6:30PM
Feb 23, 2022
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Feb 24, 2022
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Feb 25, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
567359 Registration non-credit $3,200.00
Section Notes

The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061

Directions: From I-81: Take Exit 118B towards Blacksburg/460 West. Exit the 460 Bypass at the Prices Fork Rd/Downtown exit, Route 412 East. Turn right at the first traffic light into hotel entrance.

Program Schedule: 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Sunday, February 20: 10:30 am- 12:00 pm 

Sunday, February 20: 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Monday, February 21: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 22: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 23: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm 
Thursday, February 24: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday February 25: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

COVID-19 Information for In-Person Programs: This program will be offered in-person. Virginia Tech continues to be vigilant in adhering to a range of public health and university guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

It is strongly encouraged for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees to use prevention strategies, such as wearing masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.

You must not attend if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to this program.

Guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Virginia or by Virginia Tech may change without notice; cooperation and compliance with these changes is required.

By voluntarily attending this program you understand that your risk of exposure to COVID-19 may increase, regardless of the care and reasonable efforts taken to avoid and mitigate that risk.

I acknowledge that preventative measures will be in place to mitigate my risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, I understand that my voluntary attendance at this program may increase my risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of the care and reasonable efforts taken to avoid and mitigate that risk.  To learn more, please visit: https://register.cpe.vt.edu/contentManagement.do?method=load&code=CM000008

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