- 6-hour Successful Site Design and Michigan Energy Code #CP-18-00221 (6 hr Plan Review)
- 4-hour Recreational Facilities and Construction Documents #CP-18-00222 (4 hr Plan Review)
- 2-hour Construction Documents for Successful Projects #CP-19-00019 (2 hr Plan Review)
- Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Successful Site Design and MI Energy Code
While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost-effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements.
The new code reflects several changes in energy efficiency for the 2015 Michigan Energy Code. Generally, the purpose of these changes is to conserve energy through improved efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting, and new materials and techniques. It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.
This course applies 6 hours towards Plan Review credit.
SUCCESSFUL SITE DESIGN
Securing Information (25 Minutes)
1. Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2. Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees
Programming and Site Evaluation (20 Minutes)
1. Programming: Basics
2. Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints
Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding (20 Minutes)
1. Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
Laying Out the Design (20 Minutes)
1. Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
Site Standards (20 Minutes)
2. Site Lighting
Preparing a Site Plan (55 Minutes)
Utility Coordination (20 Minutes)
1. Water Service
3. Storm Water Management
4. Franchise Utilities
Documents and Contract Administration (20 Minutes)
1. Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2. Construction Administration
MICHIGAN ENERGY CODE
Scope (50 minutes)
2. Scope and General Requirements
3. Alternative Materials
4. Construction Documents
7. Climate Zones and Design Conditions
8. Materials, Systems and Equipment
Residential (50 minutes)
1. R401 General
2. R402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. R403 Systems
4. R405 Simulated Performance Alternative
5. General Information
b. Duct Design
c. Window Selection
Commercial (50 minutes)
1. C401 General
2. C402 Building Thermal Envelope
3. C403 Building Mechanical Systems
4. C404 Service Water Heating
4. C405 Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
5. C407 Total Building Performance
6. C408 System Commissioning
Assessment: 25 Questions
Recreational Facilities and Construction Documents
Recreational Facilities: This video course covers the tenth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Recreation Facilities. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.
Construction Documents: This portion of the course focuses on the specifics of documentation, methodology, and coordination of the plan review process.
This 4-Hour course applies four hours towards Plan Review credit.
Recreational Facilities (100 Minutes)
1. Amusement Rides
2. Recreational Boating Facilities
3. Exercise Machines and Equipment
4. Fishing Piers and Platforms
5. Golf Facilities
6. Miniature Golf Facilities
7. Play Areas
8. Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas
9. Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions
Assessment: 5 questions
Construction Documents (100 Minutes)
1. Examiner, Timing and Submittal
2. Drawings, Illustrations, and Specifications
3. Bulletins, Addenda and Instructions
5. Section 107 Submittal Documents
6. Section 1603/MUEC Section 103 Construction Documents
Assessment: 5 questions
7. Section 110 Inspections
8. Section 111 Certificate of Occupancy
9. Purpose, Systems and Methodology
Assessment: 5 questions
10. Special Inspections and Trades
11. Administration and Support
Assessment: 10 questions
For Successful Projects
A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
- Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project.
- Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
- Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
6. Document Distribution
8. Bid Forms
1. Division 01
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
7. Damage to Structures
1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
5. Pay Applications
1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
6. Obsolete Materials
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.
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