Continuous Learning Offerings
Home  »  Training  »  Continuous Learning Series  »  

Continuous Learning Offerings

Offered in partnership with:

COAA Owner Training Institute Trilogy: Design Process Management, Cost Management & Project Closeout
January 14-16, 2019*
8:00am - 5:00pm
OMNI Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX
Tuition: $595 per course offering; $1,350 for all three offerings
* These sessions are offered one each day or all three as a bundle package.
NOTE: Participants will be offered breakfast, morning refreshment break, lunch and afternoon refreshment break.

NOTE: Particpants are encouraged to register for Emerging and Leading Strategies for Funding Facilites Stewardship in an Age of Accelerating and Transformational Change on Thursday, January 17, 2019.



Geared to the higher education project managers and owner's representatives, the three courses provide in-depth training on the critical areas of design process management, cost management and project closeout. In partnership between APPA and COAA, the following programming will be offerings this January:


Design Process Management
January 14, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
In this one-day course, you will learn why Owners must manage the design process and discover proven techniques for doing so. Learn how to keep the design on schedule and achieve a project that you can construct within your budget, while mastering the delicate process of satisfying your stakeholders. See the design process from the designer's perspective ... understand what the design team needs from you ... and hear strategies for how to lead your project team through a successful design. The course is interactive with group exercises and real life project examples providing insights that illustrate best practices. The course is conducted by COAA's signature experienced 3-person team of instructors led by an experienced Owner, joined by an architect and contractor. Click here for specific content outline.

Cost Management
January 15, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
Owners' project managers will learn both best practices in the development of the project budget and strategies for maintaining the budget. Topics include methods for designing to the budget, defining and managing contingencies, value management, use of allowances and alternates, change order management and the financial close out of the project. The course is interactive with group exercises and real life project examples providing insights that illustrate best practices. The course is conducted by COAA's signature experienced 3-person team of instructors led by an experienced Owner, joined by an architect and contractor. Click here for specific content outline.

Project Closeout
January 16, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
Owners' project managers will learn how planning, teamwork and effective management are keys to successful closeout. Specific, proven tools and strategies will be shared in this one-day session including:


- Why one starts the close out process at the beginning of the project.
- How and when building commissioning should really start.
- Differences in project closeout based on project size (under $100K, under $1M and over $1M)
- Tools to employ to streamline close out including prompt punch list completion, complete O&M manuals and efficient financial closeout.
- How to deal with elements of close out associated with non-construction vendors (i.e. furniture, moving, telecom, etc.).


The course is interactive with group exercises and real life project examples providing insights that illustrate best practices. The course is conducted by COAA's signature experienced 3-person team of instructors led by an experienced Owner, joined by an architect and contractor.Click here for specific content outline.


Faculty:
Don B. Bush, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Biography pending release.

Bob Campbell, Holder Construction Company
Biography pending release.

Terry Cook, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Biography pending release.

Howie Ferguson, COAA
Biography pending release.


Mike Kenig, Holder Construction

Biography pending release.

Rachel Prinkey, Penn State University
Biography pending release.

Cathy Roche
Biography pending release.

Dave Zatopek, Corgan Associates
Biography pending release.