The PHCC Educational Foundation will hold its "Essentials of Project Management" course March 14-17 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va. According to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association, the four-day class has been teaching contractor business owners and their project management team to recognize the value of pre-planning and standardizing their project management procedures since 1996.

This year’s program will feature expanded discussions on finding new business opportunities in retrofit and in the energy and water conservation markets.

“Right now there are subcontractors bidding on every last project they can, even ones they know they cannot make a profit on,” said course director and lead instructor Kirk Alter. “We drill into the attendees that they must focus their efforts, put a higher value on their time and seek out profitable work. Often those profitable jobs require pursuing opportunities that their competitors are ignoring in conservation and retrofit work in existing buildings.”

For more information or to register for the course, call (800) 533-7694 or visit www.phccweb.org/foundation.