Many green building project teams fear that LEED certification will affect their design and construction schedule. Understanding the requirements and lead times, and carefully integrating these with the project schedule can quell this fear. A good project schedule created using Microsoft Project or Primavera is extremely valuable in terms of tracking performance and helps your client to understand the time constraints along with the capital costs required to complete each sustainability element. This training is helpful for program managers, project managers, project engineers, project coordinators, construction managers, and students.
Each student in our live online class will receive a set of materials, handouts for presentations, calculation examples, and other relevant info.
Students should have MS Project 2010 or trial version on their computers. Download the trial version here.
High-speed internet access to participate in online training
About the Instructor, Jeslin Varghese, PMP, LEED AP
Jeslin Varghese holds a degree in Civil Engineering, a diploma in information technology and a graduate degree in Construction Management from Texas A&M University. He has worked on projects (Government, U.S Air Force, Army and private sector) around the world where he served in roles ranging from site engineer, cost controls specialist, sustainability project engineer and LEED project manager. Originally from India, he is uniquely positioned to bring an eastern perspective and marry it with western education and business strategies. Jeslin will be sharing the knowledge, technique and technical skills he learned and practices working on various sustainability projects.
There are 3 options for this class:
Option 1: Getting Started or Introductory Class (½ Day Session)
Option 2: Intermediate level (1 Day Session)
Option 3: Combined Option 1 + 2 (Recommended, Best Value)
Learning Objectives (Option 1): Getting Started or Introductory Class (½ Day Session)
Delivery Format, & Schedule for option 1
Live Online, ½ day training (9 AM EST – 1 PM EST) First Class – August 2nd 2012
Students will have access to recording of the class through our on-demand site
Learning Objectives (Option 2): Intermediate level (1 Day Session)
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of MS Project, should be able to do everthing mentioned under objectives of the “introductory” class
Delivery Format, & Schedule for option 2
Live Online, 1 day training (9 AM EST – 5 PM EST) First Class – August 3rd 2012
Preparing Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates, performing LEED calculations, tracking progress and responsibilities, and coordinating communications can add complexity to any LEED project. The LEED Project Management Matrix developed using MS Excel has tried to address this issue by bringing all the necessary tools (calculation sheets, responsibility matrix, schedule of values, & score card) into one working document. This is an enhanced version of the LEED checklist that can be used as a tracking device throughout the life cycle of a sustainability or LEED project. The matrix lets the administrator, project or LEED consultant include credit requirements, check selected options, incorporate action items, perform calculations, delegate responsibilities among team members, prioritize these responsibilities, highlight critical action items, enter comments for specific credit and enter progress percentage as the team progresses through various stages.
Delivery Format, Schedule & Cost
Live online, 1 day training (9 AM EST – 4 PM EST) with one hour lunch break. First session – August 1st 2012
Students will have access to a recording of the class through our on-demand site
Cost: $499, Students with valid school email address can take a 25% discount
Each student in our live online class will receive a set of materials, handouts for presentations, calculation examples, and other relevant information.
Technical Requirements and Prerequisites
Prospective students should be familiar with computers, and have basic knowledge of MS Windows & MS Office
Students should have MS Excel installed on their computer.
High-speed internet access is required to participate in online training. A lower speed connection may result in delays.
Best for: Construction managers, site engineers, safety engineers, construction supervisors, superintendents and field managers.
Each session is a collection of four (4) online meetings. Online meetings are scheduled on Wednesdays from 11.30 am EST - 1.30 pm EST (New York Time). All meetings are recorded and posted on our on-demand portal so that students may watch them in the event, they miss the live meetings.
Instruction will include:
Program Syllabus & Schedule
This session will concentrate on LEED 101 for contractors. Topics covered include: LEED construction credits, contractor responsbilities, understanding project goals and scope (RFP) objectives, understanding LEED specs from construction documents, and joining a LEED project through LEED online. Sample specs will be shared with class attendees
This session will concentrate on a construction manager's roles and responsibilities during the construction phase of a LEED or sustainability project. Topics covered include: LEED training for contractors, Sample LEED training material, Preparing and implementing LEED plans such as Construction waste management plan, and Construction activity pollution prevention plan. Attendees will learn to prepare LEED Construction waste management plan and Construction activity pollution prevention plan.
This session will continue to concentrate a construction manager's roles and responsibilities during the construction phase of a LEED or sustainability project. Topics covered include: Preparing and implementing LEED plans such as Construction indoor air quality management plan, preparing and analyzing "schedule of values" document for LEED MR credits, progress meetings, and supporting a CxA for building commissioning. Attendees will learn to prepare LEED construction indoor air quality management plan and analyze the schedule of values document.
This session will concentrate on how to prepare, document and upload LEED Construction credit documentation through LEED online. Topics covered include: Calculations for LEED MR credits, Filling out forms for LEED MR credits and uploading LEED documentation via LEED online. Attendees will learn to perform LEED MR credit calculations and upload documentation via LEED online.
Best for: project managers and engineers, site managers and engineers, construction superintendents, green building consultants, sustainability field managers and engineers, property engineers, owner representatives.
Each session is a collection of four (4) online meetings. Online meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays from 1.30pm EST - 3.30pm Eastern (New York time). All meetings are recorded and posted to our on-demand portal so that students may watch them in the event they miss the live meetings.
Instruction will include:
Sustainability and green building basics (review)
Program Syllabus & Schedule
This session will concentrate on project management elements that fall under "Pre-design". Topics covered include: understanding project goals and scope (RFP)m objectives, proposal development, organizing, facilitating and documenting a design charrette, LEED project registartion, joining a LEED project through LEED online, preparing design guidelines, OPR and LEED preliminary checklist
This session will concentrate on project management elements that fall under "Planning /Design". Topics covered include: creating a project management tool, responsibility matrix, LEED WBS, LEED design credits analysis, analyze energy models, LEED cost estimate, LEED man-hours, project schedule using MS project, pre-certification or design submittals, incorporating LEED specifications in construction documents, understand commissioning requirements, prepare LEED checklist.
This session will concentrate on project management elements that fall under "Execution/Construction". Topics covered include: LEED training for contractors, preparing and implementing LEED plans such as the construction waste management plan, construction activity pollution prevention plan, indoor air quality plan, preparing and analyzing "schedule of values" document, LEED construction credit analysis, LEED submittal track, updating the LEED checklist
This session will concentrate on project management elements that fall under "Commissioning and Closing". Topics covered include: supporting a CXA for building commissioning, understanding fundamental and enhanced commissioning, cost of commissioning, LEED progress meetings, assist with implementing LEED corrective action plan, LEED scope verification, LEED online submittal, GBCI review, LEED documentation, CIRs, lessons learned, project closeout.
Register now to get $250 off. Regular price is $799
Best for: project managers and engineers, site managers and engineers, construction superintendent, green building consultants, sustainability field managers and engineers, property engineers, owner representatives.
Best for: Program managers, sustainability managers, property managers, owners, and owner representatives.
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