This seven hour internet course focuses on the primary responsibilities of a project manager: managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality. This requires close attention to detail before beginning actual construction, as well as during the project. Taking proactive measures will help project managers determine possible obstacles before they occur. This course will analyze all three primary areas. Students will learn how to implement proven methods to manage most effectively.
Students will also learn of building features and equipment systems as they pertain to energy efficiency, helping students recognize how these methods can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption. They will identify how moisture enters the structural cavities of a building and how to avoid these problems using the correct installation of thermal and weather resistant building components.
Learning objectives are provided to facilitate understanding and progress. Informal progress checks throughout each module help review and measure understanding of the material.
Chapter 1- Cost Management
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the steps necessary to develop a project budget. 2) Describe the primary elements of procurement.
1. Project Budget
2. Change Orders
3. Bidding & Estimating
6. Unit Costs
Chapter 2- General Guidelines of Lending
*Learning Objectives: 1) List four elements of a typical construction loan. 2) Describe the process of completing a Sworn Statement. 3) Describe two examples of common cost overruns.
2. Sworn Statements
3. Lien Wavers
4. Project Funds
Chapter 3- Time Management
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how to develop a Critical Path 2) Explain the features of an Activity Node.
2. Critical Path
Chapter 4- Quality Control
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of good communication with subcontractors. 2) List several elements of a construction Daily Log Book.
3. Daily Log Book
Chapter 5- Erosion Control
*Learning Objective: 1) Understand the contractor’s responsibility for erosion control.
1. Best Practices
2. Sediment Fences
3. Storm Water Management
Chapter 6- Green Job Site
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the benefits of energy efficient solar design and landscaping. 2) Describe some of the problems and solutions surrounding job site recycling.
1. Energy Efficient Solar Design
2. Job site Recycling
3. Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging Video
4. Air Barriers Video
Chapter 7- Energy Efficiency/Moisture Intrusion
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe details regarding the building features and equipment systems as they pertain to energy efficiency. 2) Recognize how the energy code can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption 3) Understand what measures can be taken to incorporate these changes into construction projects/design 4) Identify how moisture enters the structural cavities of a building and how to avoid these problems in the first place 5) Recognize the importance of correct installation for thermal and weather resistant building components.
1. 2009 IECC: Administration and Definitions
2. Meeting IECC requirements: insulation, duct design, window selection, lighting, HVAC and geothermal
3. Insulation Video
1. Ground Water Problems
3. Windows, Doors and Siding
4. How Moisture Penetrates the Roof/Ceiling: shingles, flashing, drip edge
6. Wind and Coastal
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