Our Instructors

Paul Stout is a construction project manager, estimator, LEED Accredited Professional, facilitator, seminar instructor, and the AGC of America’s 2009 National Instructor of the Year. He brings more than twenty-three years of practical, hands-on construction experience to the arena. From Laborer to Project Manager, Paul advanced through the ranks to learn the industry from the inside out. This progression of personal and career growth included labor, supervision, and management for hundreds of projects. He was a crew Foreman or Project Superintendent for five years, an Estimator for more than five years and a Project Manager for more than ten years. Paul has managed projects from the position of both Subcontractor and Prime Contractor (GC).

Paul is the founder and Director of Education Development for Power Summit a national training company.  His understanding of the construction process, vast experience and dynamic presentation skills enables him to conduct training sessions and facilitate meetings with authority and conviction.  Since 1999, Paul has presented or facilitated more than 660 construction training seminars, workshops and partnering sessions in 67 US cities spanning 22 states, Guam and Djibouti. His experience and personal qualities make him a popular choice for Partnering and event facilitation, consulting and in house training assignments.

Paul has been chosen to be the Partnering Meeting Facilitator for sixty nine (69) Partnering Meetings including fifty three (53) NAVFAC Design Build projects spanning 16 different government installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, Guam, and Djibouti (Africa) since 2008.

During 2004 and 2005 Paul played an integral role in the development and facilitation of a majority of the education programs presented through the “Pipeline to Success” in San Diego . (Pipeline to Success is the small business training program sponsored by the outreach programs of the San Diego County Water Authority and other regional public agencies. The project was executed through the Training Source, a joint venture of the Employee Training Institute (ETI), Power Summit and the Water Authority). His 2006 -2008 involvement in the small business outreach efforts of the SDCWA includes presenting seminars under the auspices of GCAP Services and for 2009-10 he will be working with the Contracting Opportunities Center. (COC)

His latest “Construction Project Management – The Certificate Course,” a 26 session series is currently underway in San Diego California for the eighth consecutive offering since 2005. This 104 hour program results in a certificate from Palomar College and is being facilitated and / or presented by Paul for the AGC (Associated General Contractors of America ) San Diego Chapter. Another program – the 24 hour “Project Engineering certificate course”, developed and presented by Paul enjoyed twelve consecutive runs since 2006.

Paul was a key instructor in the “Construction Engineering and Project Management” certificate program at San Diego State University (2001). His curriculum became the core for the development of this new 216 hour program. He is also a regular instructor for the Construction Project Management course at the University of California – San Diego (UCSD Extended Studies Department).

Noted construction projects in which Paul was involved, include Sea World of California’s Shamu Backstage, Sea World East Out-fall Diversion Line, Maintenance Hangars at MCAS Tustin, Tactical Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Camp Pendleton , The International Border Waste Water Treatment Plant in San Diego , Expansion of Jack Murphy Stadium (Qualcomm Stadium), and the Callaway Golf Ball Facility.