On-Demand Distance Learning

CMAA presents On-Demand Distance learning as part of a developing library of seminars on a variety of construction management and general construction industry topics. Included is the Standards of Practice Course, a comprehensive, self-paced instructional program delivered by industry leading Certified Construction Managers. All seminars are single-user, self-paced, include assessments, and are eligible for PDHs as listed. 

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Alternative Finance and Procurement: More Than Just Public-Private Partnerships

Summary: Public Private Partnerships can take many forms and structures, so examining new ways of delivering innovative projects will be critical to future success. This presentation examines the history and presents two case studies of "ground-breaking" new methods in delivering future infrastructure needs with alternative financing and procurement processes.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Bryan Kendro
Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation
 
George Tapas
URS an AECOM Company
 
Larry Coffman
Prince George's County, MD
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Application of 4D Scheduling in Different Project Delivery Methods

Summary: 4D scheduling is a growing field and its effectiveness varies among different project delivery methods. This session focuses on the effective use of 4D in various project delivery methods and best practices in the use of 4D during project execution.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Benjamin Crosby
W.G. Yates Construction Company
 
Charles Choyce
Berkeley Research Group
 
Gregory J. Wilson
Texas A&M University
 
Lawrence Prosen
Thompson Hine
 
Tom Dengenis
Synchro
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods

Time Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Apps for Use in Construction

Summary: This session will feature new and innovative Apps that your field staff can use on smartphones and tablets for supporting your construction processes. It will provide an overview of current Apps that will enable your field staff to stay out more on the project with access to email, photos, drawings, and connecting in real time to send RFIs, safety reports, or update punchlists. This will allow field staff to be more productive and avoid staying in the trailer to catch up on RFIs, emails, and questions that can be resolved more quickly while in the field. These Apps work and can save your organization substantial productive hours.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Rob McKinney
J.M. Wilkerson Construction
 
 
 
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Are you Prepared for Building Information Mobility?

Summary: As a project manager you need to know what owners expect of you! This tech savvy owner expects you to be managing their projects on site with BIM. Through a variety of real world previously applied project examples, see and hear how MTA NYCT is achieving this now and expects the same of you in support of their more than $2 Billion annual program.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Bruce Siapoosha
MTA-NYC Transit
 
Grace Coleman, PMP
MTA-NYC Transit
 
Kevin Yang, PE
MTA-NYC Transit
 
Iwan Kinal, PE
MTA-NYC Transit
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Best Practices for Managing Implementation of an IT-Based PM/CM System

Summary: This seminar presents how a large metropolitan agency managing a seven-year $4 billion CIP program moved from a paper-based CM to an electronic enterprise system. Learn the major steps in successful implementation of an enterprise system including critical client considerations such as how to change existing culture to foster cooperation; define priorities; balance the needs of end users while satisfying IT personnel; and complete implementation of a functional system.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Mary Jane Hartney, Esq.
AECOM
 
Peter Gauntt, PMP
AECOM
 
Subhasish Ghosh, PE
AECOM
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Management

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Best Practices for Mitigating Weather Risks

Summary: This seminar explores the risk and impact of weather delays on the CM-owner relationship, and looks at the risks entailed with weather, risk assignment specifications for weather, the schedule inclusion technicalities for weather allowances, and suggested best practice parameters for CMs and owners. The session will cover how to address weather in the schedule and the contract, with recommendations on best practices.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Christian Carrillo, Esq. 
The Law Offices of Christian A. Carrillo
 
Chip Ossman
Ossman Project Management Consulting, Inc.
 
Richard Panos
Totem Consulting
 
Derek Simpson, Esq.
The Law Offices of Derek A. Simpson
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Risk Management

Time Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Building Information Modeling - SOP Module

Summary: Course Topics include quality management terms and definitions, the quality management plan, and a detailed review of quality management by project phases. 
 
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Tristan Randall
Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $60

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $75


 Topic(s): 

Standards of Practice

Technology


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Claims Avoidance: When Do You Need a Specialist?

Summary: Most construction managers are experienced and capable of dealing with normal problems that occur on a project. However, sometimes the problems are more complex and require the additional expertise of a claims consultant or a testifying expert. Hear from and owner, an attorney and a claims consultant on how and when to make that decision.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Frank Steslow
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
 
Lee A. Weintraub
MBecker and Poliakoff
 
Rocco R. Vespe, CCM, FCMAA
Hill International
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Contract Administration


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Close-Out Starts Early: A Proactive Approach to Project Completion

Summary: A common problem on projects is inefficient completion process, where the contractor just compiles a close-out list, but the punch list reveals work scope that is incomplete so the project and punch-out operations drag on. Learn how to implement a proactive approach to completion that includes an assessment survey, combined with monitoring an on-going completion list that captures deficiencies so trade work can be completed ahead of the punch list. This process minimizes delays at the end of the project that often result from an incomplete and missing scope.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Carleton Bitgood
Alpha Corporation
 
Chris Carson
ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
 
Michele Solaroli
U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Science
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Contract Administration


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Conducting Resiliency Assessments

Summary: This session will provide background on resiliency, what resiliency assessments are, why they are needed, and the types of skill sets and team members required to conduct them. Is intended to showcase the process of setting up the assessment that will lead to infrastructure redevelopment.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Randy Britt, LEED AP
Parsons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Sustainability


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Contract Administration - SOP Module

Summary: This course reviews project delivery methods, compensation forms and specific contract types, and the importance of contract administration across pre-design, design, procurement, construction and project close-out. Constructability reviews and documentation are also examined in detail. 
 
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Joyce Dawson, CCM, LEED AP
Anne Arundel Community College
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 2 hours


 Credit: 2 PDHs


 Price:  

Member || $100

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $120


 Topic(s): 

Contract Administration

Standards of Practice


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cost Management - SOP Module

Summary: This module provides an overview of the tools and methods for managing cost within construction management. It explains the CM's role and responsibilities for controlling project cost, describes methods for developing the project and construction estimates and budget, explains the Cost Management System and how to monitor and manage cost during all construction phases.
 
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Edward Newman III. PE, CCM, LEED AP
Heery International
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 4 hours


 Credit: 4 PDHs


 Price:  

Member || $200

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $240


 Topic(s): 

Cost Management

Standards of Practice


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Creating a Culture of Quality on CM Contracts

Summary: By creating a culture of quality on CM contracts, construction managers can ensure best practices are followed the first time, with repeatable, measurable results. Key elements to a robust quality assurance/quality control program include taking a quality manual to a successful living quality management system with feedback and continual process improvement, tailoring your quality program to the client’s needs and organization, and utilizing the quality program to help a CM program be sustainable. The business impacts of a quality program are reducing the cost of doing business, ensuring consistent performance, and creating repeat satisfied clients.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Kathleen Copus, CQIA
AECOM
 
Terri Mestas, CCM, PMP, LEED AP
AECOM
 
James O'Reilley
Los Angeles Community College District
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Management

Quality Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

CTfastrack: Connecticut's First Bus Rapid Transit System

Summary: CTfastrak, Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system, began revenue service in March of 2015. Having received much negative press in the early years during design, this project has transformed its public persona, revealing an innovative transportation system, executed on time and under budget. Ridership projections for the first year of service were surpassed in the first 60 days of operation. This session will review the program management history and discuss lessons learned in project execution.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Maureen Lawrence
Connecticut Department of Transportation
 
Michael Mendrick, PE, CCM
Connecticut Department of Transportation
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Demystifying the Cloud

Summary: The definition of "Cloud Computing" is an ever-evolving and expanding term. To understand its meaning, we will clarify the functional capabilities and traditional explanations of its usage. This seminar will show the inevitable association between "The Cloud" and its application in today's construction management environment.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Jim Cowell, PE
California Institute of Technology
 
Dr. Luciana Burdi, Int'l Assoc. AIA
Massachusetts Port Authority
 
Marty Turner, CCM
CH2M
 
Scott Perala, CCM
Oregon Health & Science University
 
Sergio Aranda
e-Builder
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Design-Build: Successful Outcomes Include Your Owner (Six Zones of Influence)

Summary: "Faster"..."Cheaper"..."Less finger pointing"

These are the buzzwords surrounding the implementation of design-build. Couple these with the false perception that owners can wash their hands once the team is selected, sit back, and watch the project come to realization and this could be a recipe for headaches. In order for an owner to get the best result, with excellence in execution and exceeding expectations of the design, their role is as important as the design-builder. Learn the six areas where an owner's involvement is critical to ensuring their satisfaction with the end result.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
James Contratto
McCarthy Building Companies
 
Jim G. Mynott
McCarthy Building companies
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods


 Subscription:

90 Days


            

 

 

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