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Residential Project Management | Approval #5021
Instructor: Larry Rospierski
Residential construction project management is a unique construction setting. There are three main genres of project manager and each one has unique benefits and struggles. Each stage of the construction process must be considered while managing a project. This text-based 4HR CE course describes the types of residential project managers, the characteristics of a successful project manager, and what a successful project requires from bidding to closure.
By the end of this course, the construction professional will:
- Be able to outline the responsibilities of varying types of project managers.
- Define how to determine the scope of the project based on your own skill sets.
- Understand the bidding, estimating and budgeting process.
Estimated time to complete this course–200 minutes
This Course Covers:
- Defining the Construction Project Manager
- Construction Project Manager Infrastructure
- Stages in Construction Project Management
- Funding the Project
- Bidding, Estimating, and Pricing
- Budgeting in Project Management
- Practical Applications
- Final Exam
Starting from the Bottom | Approval #5022
Instructor: Paul Spite
When a floor collapses or when mold appears on it, we can be sure of one thing. Such problems likely began when poor choices were made selecting materials, from the level of the grade to the level of the finished floor. Like the problems they spawn, choices made in proper or improper floor design, begin at the bottom and work their way upward.
This text-based course takes a systematic look at decisions made in choosing specific components of construction, from the ground to the top of the first finished floor. Those choices need to be sound and dependable, since the top of that floor is the base upon which the rest of the enclosure will rest.
This design process includes an analysis of water attacking the structure, why specific foundation options are selected, what framing members will support the floor, how vapor drive will be controlled, what insulation will be installed to isolate climates, the subflooring that will be the primary barrier between the inside atmosphere and any space below, and the underlayment and finish flooring that will be placed above.
If we do our job well as designers, that last component will be the only part of everything chosen, to ever need further attention or consideration from our clients.
By the end of this course, the design professional will:
- Understand building science principles relevant to floor system design and moisture intrusion issues that affect indoor air quality, as well as structural integrity
- Readily identify system components in a high-performance floor assembly, such as grade, crawl space, vapor retarder, framing systems, insulation, sub-floor, underlayment and finish flooring.
- Be able to explain how the changing codes and evolving building materials are impacting and influencing sub-flooring system design
- Realize the principles behind the vapor drive in operation below floors, and how to anticipate and prevent the movement of moisture into flooring components.
- Develop a solid rationale for fastener types chosen and implemented to combine flooring assembly components.
- Have a grasp of recommended design methodology incorporating building science principles and code requirements, to ensure a designed floor assembly provides durability and increases occupant well-being
Estimated time to complete this course–100 minutes
This Course Covers:
- Exterior & Interior Parameters Affecting Performance
- Framing System Choices
- Climate Separation via Insulation
- Fastener Selection
- Choosing Subflooring
- Finish Floor Coverings
- Applying Design from the Ground Up
- Problematic Design Scenario
- Floor Assemblies in Hot Humid Climates
- Experimental Study
- General Design Recommendations
- Final Exam
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