November 10, 2004 / Special Edition
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Registration NOW OPEN for AGC-EPA Environmental Management System Training; 30 Person Limit

  Registration NOW OPEN for AGC-EPA Environmental Management System Training; 30 Person Limit
AGC’s new guide to environmental management systems (EMS) makes constructing an EMS a manageable process. To help contractors build an EMS for their company, AGC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are offering affordable training in the nation’s capitol this December. Online registration is now available for this hands-on workshop, based on AGC’s new guide. Participation is limited to 30 attendees!

AGC’s guide is the first and only EMS tool designed by—and specifically for—the construction industry.  AGC and EPA are teaming up to train contractors nationwide on how to use AGC's guide to develop and implement an EMS.  The first of these exclusive training workshops will be held December 6 and 7, 2004, in Washington, DC.  AGC is working closely with EPA’s EMS consultants to prepare construction-specific materials and classroom exercises designed to help contractors meet environmental legal requirements and other commitments.  Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of completion from EPA and AGC. 

Participation in the first EMS training workshop is limited to 30 attendees.  For more information about EMS training and online registration, go to  More training sessions will follow in 2005, so check this webpage often.

About the Guide
AGC’s guide will help your company build an EMS in less time and at less expense than starting from scratch; however, an EMS will take time and effort to prepare.  In addition, each company’s EMS will differ.   AGC’s Constructing an Environmental Management System: Guidelines and Templates for Contractors presents the components of an EMS in three parts:

  • Section I provides detailed guidelines on each element of an EMS.  It also explains how to fulfill the purpose of each EMS element.
  • Section II contains a sample EMS for a hypothetical construction company.  It reinforces the guidelines in Section I and sets forth examples of how to develop, document, assess, refine, and communicate your EMS program and its results.  Section II also provides sample procedures and blank forms to give your company’s EMS a strong foundation.
  • A CD gives users the sample EMS in a customizable format.

More information on environmental management systems and AGC’s new guide is available online or contact Melinda Tomaino Flores at (703) 837-5415 or
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