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Michigan Chapter Leaders

PRESIDENT - Leisa Williams-Swedberg, Michigan State University

VICE PRESIDENT- Lauren Coolbaugh, National Heritage Academy

TREASURER - Carol Cool, Michigan State University
SECRETARY - Donna Rice, City of Detroit

PAST PRESIDENT - Frances Ahern, Wayne State University


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-Michigan Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, to join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.  We appreciate your support and participation!

COAA-MI is pleased to host this course in conjunction with the MiAPPA Winter conference. 

Cost management
March 27, 2019 - 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

Breakfast and Lunch provided


Brody Building, Michigan State University

241 W. Brody Road

2nd Floor

East Lansing, MI 48825

Registration Fees *


NON-MEMBER $695.00

Registration rates increase $100 after 2/28/19.

Course Instructors:

Terry Cook, University of Maryland, Baltimore, County

Mike Kenig, Holder Construction
David Zapotek, Corgan Associates

Course Description

Owners’ project managers will learn both best practices in the development of the project budget and strategies for maintaining the budget.  Topics include methods for designing to the budget, defining and managing contingencies, value management, use of allowances and alternates, change order management and the financial close out of the project.

The course is interactive with group exercises and real life project examples providing insights that illustrate best practices.  The course is conducted by COAA’s signature experienced 3-person team of instructors led by an experienced Owner, joined by an architect and contractor.

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10/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10/4/2019 2:00:00 PM

The Christman Building
208 N. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933-1357

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