How a Building is Designed and Built
You need to know how buildings are built if you want to succeed in the construction industry. Start at the beginning. Learn the workflow and the language used by construction industry professionals.
The courses begin by introducing you to the design and construction team. Then you learn the details about every phase, the equipment used and the sequencing of commercial building construction.
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Next course cycle begins: Friday, August 02, 2019See course descriptions for full course schedule
The first of six online commercial construction project management fundamentals courses. You will learn about the roles played by the design & construction team members & the workflow of the disciplines involved in preparing the site, the type of equipment used, the types of soil conditions and how building foundations are selected, designed & installed.
The second of six online commercial construction project management fundamentals courses. You will learn about the cranes used, building structure, structural systems & how building load is analyzed and factored into the design. You will receive an in-depth study of cast-in-place and precast concrete and how steel systems benefit the building’s structural integrity.
The third of six online commercial construction project management fundamentals courses. Learn about the building envelope & maintaining the integrity of the building. Learn about cold-formed steel stud systems, cladding systems, curtain walls, roofing systems and glass window systems. Learn how important the envelope is to ensure water is kept out and temperature & humidity are controlled.
The fourth of six online commercial construction project management fundamentals courses. For the building interiors, learn about the different types of wall and interior partitions, types of drywall and drywall finishes and construction sequencing. For finish site work, learn about the construction sequences for curb, gutter and asphalt paving and for landscaping.
The fifth of six online commercial construction project management fundamentals courses. An in-depth and detailed study of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and AV-Telephone & Data systems. Learn about thermal comfort, the purpose of HVAC controls, how plumbing systems function and learn about electrical distribution systems.
Our final online commercial construction project management fundamentals course. Learn many details about wet- and dry-pipe fire suppression systems, fire alarms, controls, life-safety requirements, final MEP system activities, installing elevators and the process of punch lists, commissioning, certificate of occupancy and turning a building over to the client.