Educational Opportunities

In collaboration with local colleges, universities, and industry professionals, the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority has developed a broad based curriculum to service some of the educational needs of MBE/DBE contractors in the Birmingham area. The curriculum addresses courses that will assist minority and disadvantaged firms in developing the personal and professional skills necessary for maintaining an effective and profitable business.

Bid Preparation

Marketing of the Construction Business

Blue Print Reading

Project Control (Cost and Scheduling)

Bonding and Insurance

Project Partnering

Business Management Basics

Resolving and Preventing Construction Disputes

Computers in Construction

Business Planning

Estimating (Cost and Quantity Surveys)

Effective Written Communications

Finance/Contract Law

Job Site Performance

Scholarship Opportunities

The Minority Undergraduate Development Scholarship….

The Birmingham Construction Industry Authority actively recruits High School Seniors who might qualify for the award of its Minority Undergraduate Development Scholarship. This scholarship is available to minority students from the Birmingham area who plan to attend a four year accredited college within the State of Alabama or two year colleges and trade schools with construction related and trade programs. Students are selected annually and the award is based upon career interest in the construction industry and potential, rather than solely upon need. The scholarship started during the FALL session of the 1996 academic year with five students receiving financial awards. Since that time, a number of others have benefited from this vital resource. The BCIA recognizes that financial assistance is necessary for developing our future industry leaders. For more information, contact us at