The AWI Education Outreach Program was built as a vehicle to assist chapters in meeting our membership request of having less costly, regional and local educational opportunities. If you are unfamiliar with this program and would like to learn more, please review the AWI Education Outreach Procedure Manual.

All questions regarding this program should be brought to the attention of Ilaria Buffalo,, 571-323-3614.

JUNE [ShowHide]

June 12, 2014
Location: TBD

Hosted by the AWI Washington Chapter

This is a one day intense program to help new PM's build a solid foundation for a successful career. This course will provide immediate skills, techniques, and best practices with templates, forms and tracking mechanisms to use when you get back to work.

Presenters: Bob Krejci, Riverside Constructions Services, Inc. and Randy Lange, Lange Bros. Woodwork Company, Inc.

Information and Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Kirsten Ingham, 360-435-9516 (p),

Registration: Coming Soon

JULY [ShowHide]

July 24-25, 2014
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

Hosted by the AWI New England Chapter

Do you manage projects, or do you let them manage you? Every job we do is managed in one of three ways – 1) by you and your company; 2) by your customer; or 3) by chaos. Two of those three are not good for you.

You will take back a toolkit of tips and techniques for successful, profitable projects from the Advanced Project Management 2-day seminar. You will understand how to negotiate fair contracts and purchase orders. You will learn to predict (and prepare for) the ups and downs of cash flow during a project. You will see how to effectively plan for material and labor needs.

The program modules include how to use outsourcing to your advantage, and how to schedule plant production for your in-house fabrication. You’ll pick up tips on how to negotiate and how to handle conflict on the project. You’ll receive forms for change orders, information requests, and payment requests. Working in table teams, you’ll work through a sample project from hand-off through installation. You’ll finish the 2 days with techniques for successful job close out and collections. Bonus modules cover communication with the project team and time management.

This is the bread-and-butter professional learning every company needs, taught by active AWI project managers from both large and small companies as a member service. Costs are kept low by only charging what is needed to cover out-of-pocket expenses, facility rentals, and seminar materials.

Speakers: Jeff Stück, Stück Wood Works Inc., Matt Lundahl, Meyer and Lundahl Manufacturing Co. and Nathan Durr, Wood Systems, Inc.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Reservations: 1-877-227-6963, (no group block)

Registration: Click Here to Register

AWI New England Chapter Member: $200
AWI National Member Only: $300
Non AWI Member: $600

Payment Information: All registration payments must be received by July 18 in order to participate. Please note that room night accommodations are not included with registration payment.

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If paying by check, please make payment out to New England Chapter Architectural Woodwork Institute and mail to the following address:

New England Chapter AWI
245 First Street, 18th Floor
Cambridge MA 02142

Payment Questions? Contact Ken Bertram,
Phone: 401-658-0440

Event Questions? Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

OCTOBER [ShowHide]

October 2-3, 2014
Location TBD

Hosted by the Great Lakes Chapter

This course is for those who already have a practical understanding of fundamental estimating and are looking for a way to improve their skills by learning how more involved and complicated project elements are estimated.

It is designed to guide estimators in developing true anticipated costs, rather than overhead, pricing, profits, or job costing. Participants are introduced to the new AWI eCostBook and are shown how it can be used for estimating difficult projects.

In addition, they will work through several challenging, complex, real life examples - jobs which really were produced by the faculty. To get a Return on Investment you will make the most of this workshop you must:

  1. have a solid understanding of both fundamental estimating, woodworking operations, and mathematics.
  2. bring a laptop computer, loaded with the estimating software you use daily, including but on limited to MS Excel, and wireless internet access.
  3. commit to investing the entire two days with us, as the most challenging advanced activities will take place the afternoon of the second day.

Registration: Opening spring 2014
Questions? Contact Ilaria Buffalo,

AWI Meetings/Programs Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel their registration, in writing via fax or email (acknowledged receipt of the email from AWI must be received by the participant) at least fifteen (15) business days before the first scheduled day of the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Mailed, overnight notice, or hand delivered written notice of cancellations must be received and acknowledged at least fifteen (15) business days before the first scheduled day of the event in order to receive the full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee.

Participants may not receive a refund for an event if cancellation (no-show or withdrawal) is received fourteen (14) business days, or less, prior to the first scheduled day of the event.