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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Job Order Contracting: An Alternative Delivery Method

Summary: An increasing number of owners have turned to Job Order Contracting (JOC) to efficiently and effectively tackle their repair, alteration and new construction needs. JOC is ideal for accomplishing repairs and alterations during peak construction periods or in the face of looming deadlines. This session offers an introduction to the JOC construction procurement method. This method helps owners overcome the challenges of difficult timeframes, budgets and workloads, and quickly procure their repair and renovation needs. This presentation will use real-life case studies and statistics to study the details of Job Order Contracting from bid to delivery.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Matthew Garrison
The Gordian Group
 
Michael Jones, PE, CCM
The Gordian Group
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

LEED V.4: The New Sustainability Challenges

Summary: LEED V.4 is here and this seminar reviews some of the new challenges that this new version of LEED will create for owners and CM’s. The session will review how CMs and LEED practitioners can better support an owner in implementing a LEED V.4 project and how much of what we already know about working with LEED will translate to LEED V.4. It reviews how our expectations of LEED v.3 Gold stacks up to the new LEED v.4 and how initial LEED V.4 pilot projects have fared to date.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Deeta Bernstein, LEED AP BD+C
Cotter Consulting, Inc.
 
Jordan Daniels
DNV FL - Energy
 
Janel Everly
Green Building Alliance
 
Lourdes Gonzalez
Primera Engineers, Ltd.
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Sustainability


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Leverage BIM for a Truly Different Building Experience

Summary: What information is necessary in a Building Information Model (BIM) provided by a design team to tee up a successful project for your CMAR? This session defines the translation and evolution of the design model provided by the architect and engineers to the federated fabrication and coordination model created and used by the project’s trade contractors. This session answers the question of what BIM information is really helpful to construction professionals. Session attendees will be surprised by what a CMAR is looking for in a design BIM. Additionally the session looks at the role of CMAR as gatekeeper of the model. 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
John Giovannone, CCM
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
 
Matt Brady
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
 
Stephen Palumbo, AIA, LEED AP
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates 
 
Steve Gurtel
The Whiting Turner Contracting Company
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Maximizing the Benefits of Modular Construction

Summary: This session provides an overview of the advantages and challenges that modular construction can create in a project delivery process. Common modular construction concepts and practices are outlined to provide a foundation for understanding the unique nature of this form of construction. The session attendee will be exposed to best practices that will help to insure the successful execution of modular construction projects from planning through completion.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Ryan McIntosh, LEED AP BD + C
Silver Creek
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

New Techniques in Technology-Based Field Data Collections

Summary: This session will address and demonstrate the different forms of automated field data collection, primarily focusing on three topics:
1.) Laser Topics
 
2.) Photogrammetric methods
 
3.) Augmented Reality
 
The session will define each method and describe the workflow required to produce a 3D model utilizing the data input. In addition, it will compare the methods in terms of time and cost investment, product quality, software and hardware required, and typical uses.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Albert Zulps
Skanska USA
 
Alvin Cantor
UCSF Medical Center
 
Amir Tashibi, PMP
STV, Inc.
 
Dareen Salama, CMIT
STV, Inc.
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

P3 Case Study: Canadian Projects

Summary: Canada’s P3 market has been described as the “gold standard” for other nations, with more than 200 projects, valued at more than $60 billion, in the last 20 years. What can professionals in other nations learn from the Canadian approach? This seminar presents a balanced perspective of the P3 delivery process using a case study of the Kelowna and Vernon Hospitals in British Columbia. The seminar examines risks and best practices and presents the lessons learned. As the P3 delivery process in the US begins to move beyond transportation projects to social infrastructure, this presentation provides a sneak peak at the future of the industry and how Canadian firms are paving the way in the use of P3 procurements. 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
James Keeler
Graham Group
 
Sigrun Asmundsson
Black & McDonald
 
Soad Kousheshi
Stantec
 
Steve Fleck
Stantec
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Partnering for Project Controls Excellence [Temporarily Unavailable]

Summary: In 2014, Genetech, a leading biotech firm, initiated a project control partnership program. The program is designed to allow Genetech to build a more effective relationship with designated project controls firms providing services for large capital projects in the Continental US, with the specific goals to increase the quality of service and foster continuous improvement.
 
Genetech initially selected five project controls firms for the program, through a competitive procurement process, in order to develop them into partners who deliver services which meet their expectations while providing innovation and added value. Subsequently, two task orders were solicited as RFPs to partner firms only (a third, previously existing task order was also added to the partnership for management purposes).  The second of these task orders, which was to provide focused project control support to a large infrastructure renovation effort at Genetech's headquarters campus, was awarded to Hill International in early 2015.  
 
In this presentation, the partnership leads for both Genetech and Hill will discuss the project control partnership in general as well as the Hill task order, focusing on lessons learned that can be leveraged by other construction Owners attempting to establish a similar type of program with construction management service providers
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Frederick Cramer Jr.
Genetech, Inc.
 
Michael Nosbisch, CCP, PSP, FAACE
Hill International, Inc.
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Management

Quality Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Perform a Risk Assessment

Summary: This seminar provides an overview of the risk management process and how one goes about reducing cost and schedule uncertainty. Risk management is a formal process to identify, analyze, and quantify risks and this will allow the project team to prioritize risks and justify mitigation measures. Learn the benefits of a quantitative risk assessment process, including the ability to make better, more informed decisions and to help owners manage project risks earlier in the project life cycle, rather than waiting until the construction stage.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Horace Cooper, CCM
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
 
Dumrong Ongkasuwan
ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
 
Eric Schatz, PE
ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Risk Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Pioneering the Next Frontier of Collaboration

Summary: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has become a buzzword in design and construction, a concept embraced by many but practiced by few. With owners and practitioners hesitant to sign Integrated Forms of Agreement (IFOA) that incentivize positive behavior but share risk, terms like “IPD-Lite” and “hybrid delivery” have gained traction. But in 2011 Sutter Health, Skanska and NBBJ embarked on a journey to jointly design, construct and deliver the Palo Alto Medical Foundation San Carlos Center under an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) with lean project delivery—one of the first “true” IPD projects on the West Coast.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Larry Parrett, AIA
NBBJ
 
Mark Napier
Southland Industries
 
Raul Rosales
Skanska
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods

Project Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Professional Practice: Role of the CM - SOP Module

Summary: What makes a CM a professional? This course provides an understanding of the CMAA Code of Ethics, compares the roles of CM and PM, and provides an understanding of fee schedules, agency and at-risk CM participation.
 
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Charles Levergood, CCM
Jacobs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $60

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $75


 Topic(s): 

Professional Practice

Standards of Practice


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Project Management - SOP Module

Summary: This course teaches the manager's roles, responsibilities and liabilities. Key traits of a successful project leader and Project Manager are identified; the student will learn how the project goals are supported by PM at each project phase.
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Christopher Reseigh, FCMAA
Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $60

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $75


 Topic(s): 

Project Management

Standards of Practice


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quality Management - SOP Module

Summary: Learn the all-important quality management goals and methods used by CMs to ensure owner satisfaction. Students will come to understand the details of "Quality Systems in Construction" in the various phases of the project. Specific management tools and techniques are also covered. Prior knowledge of this subject is not required, but would be helpful.
 
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Ann Marie Sweet-Abshire, AIA, CCM
US General Services Administration
 
David Carter, CCM
Atkins USA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*This module is included with your membership

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $60

MegaMember || Free*

Nonmember || $75


 Topic(s): 

Quality Management

Standards of Practice


 Subscription:

365 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quality Practices in Design Build Project Delivery

Summary: As one of the largest single public works projects underway in the United States, the New  York Bridge Project is a $3.9 billion initiative to replace the existing Tappan Zee Bridge carrying the NY State Thruway over the Hudson River.
 
This presentation will examine the systems and technology deployed to support the project quality process including: on- and off-site quality verification; electronic inspection and testing records; requirements verification; non-conformance management, and acceptance records. The benefits and implications of electronic systems for these activities will be reviewed including their integration with the established state construction oversight organization and practices.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
William Torres, PE
HNTB Corporation
 
Glenn Risdale, PE
HNTB Corporation
 
Tom McGuinness, PE
New York State Thruway Authority

Ellen Chasanoff
HNTB Corporation
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Project Delivery Methods

Quality Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Realizing the Benefits of CPM and Pull Plan Scheduling for Large Scale Projects

Summary: Owners have typically required detailed baseline CPM schedules but often do not rely on these schedules to manage the day to day activities, relying instead on subcontractor schedules or spreadsheets. 
Pull planning techniques have helped optimize subcontractor schedules by communicating the intent of schedules more efficiently.
 
Massachusetts Port Authority recognized the need for both CPM schedules and detailed pull plans, redefined the requirements of CPM schedule deliverables but vastly simplified them to focus on key milestones and summary level tasks, defined processes and expectations, and stipulated techniques to integrate CPM and pull plan schedules to realize the benefits of both techniques.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Dr. John Audi, Ph.D
Massachusetts Port Authority
 
Dr. Luciana Burdi, Int'l Assoc. AIA
Massachusetts Port Authority
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Time Management


 Subscription:

90 Days

 
 
 
 
 

Risk Management for e-Collaboration and Cyber-Security

Summary: As the benefits of e-collaboration expand, so too do the risks associated with data security. This session puts a practical risk management framework around cyber-security issues, discussing acceptance, mitigation, avoidance, and transfer strategies. The panel also considers assignment of data security risk in standard and emerging contract forms, and the evolving case law of liability and damages in cyber security.
 
Instructor(s): 
 
Brian McCarthy, PE
CDM Smith
 
Christopher Brasco, Esq.
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
 
Kathleen Olden-Barnes, Esq.
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
 
 
 

 Length: 1 hour


 Credit: 1 PDH


 Price:  

Member || $39

Nonmember || $59


 Topic(s): 

Risk Management

Technology


 Subscription:

90 Days


            

 

 

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