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There's been a slight change in the schedule and the General Conditions "bonus session" is now scheduled for our last meeting on Thursday, August 24, 2015.

Find out more about the study programs offered by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of CSI to prepare you for the exams. Contact the Chair of the Certification Committee.

Preparing for your Certification exam?

The CSI Metropolitan New York chapter is sponsoring a free review course for CDT candidates during the months of July, August and September. This review course will be held on two Tuesdays and eight Thursdays over a period of nine weeks, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the offices of HO+K Architects. The offices of HO+K Architects are located at 1065 Avenue of the Americas (enter at 110 West 41st Street), and classes will be held on the 6th Floor. Please let us know if you are interested in attending this course via email.



METRO NEW YORK REVIEW COURSE PROGRAM

Location: Offices of HO+K, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Session 1: FUNDAMENTALS
Thursday, July 30th
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the composition and responsibilities of four Project Teams who come together as a single Team
  • To gain an insight into the definitions of the various stages of the life cycle of a facility, the activities and documents produced during each stage, and team member responsibilities
  • To introduce the basic structure of OmniClassTM, UniFormatTM, and MasterFormatTM and the primary ways in which they are utilized in construction documents
  • To understand the basic concepts of the environment impact of buildings, sustainability, GreenFormatTM, and green building

 Session 2: PLANNING AND PRE-DESIGN
Tuesday, August 4th
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the progress of a project through the necessary stages of programming, planning, and pre-design
  • To introduce the basic concepts of feasibility and impact studies, site selection activities, project budget, and project scheduling
  • To gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of the design and construction teams
  • To become familiar with the tripartite relationship
  • To identify the factors that affect project delivery
  • To briefly introduce the six Project Delivery Methods
  • To explore the team selection process
Session 3: DESIGN
Thursday, August 13th
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the process of converting Owner’s program into written and graphic documents for schematic design and design development
  • To gain an insight into how quality is established for a Project
  • To identify the considerations that influence the design of a Project
  • To introduce the basic concepts of life cycle costs and value analysis.
  • To identify the attributes that should be included in the evaluation and selection of products.

 Session 4: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS - PART 1
Thursday, August 20th

Session 5: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS - PART 2
Thursday, August 20th

Session 6: CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS - PART 3
Thursday, August 27th
Learning Objectives: (SAME FOR ALL THREE)
  • To understand how construction documents define the rights of, responsibilities of, and relationships between the parties
  • To gain an insight of the benefits of using standard documents created by professional associations
  • To introduce the definitions, purposes, and content of each of the procurement and contract documents
  • To understand the distinctions between procurement and contracting requirements and documents
  • To become familiar with the procedures for soliciting pricing for the Work.

 Session 7: PROCUREMENT (Bidding/Negotiating/Purchasing)
Thursday, September 3rd
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the transition from design to construction through the procurement process
  • To understand the basic concepts of pricing
  • To identify the pricing considerations for the various Project Delivery Methods
  • To explore the various components of Owner-Contractor Contracts
  • To become familiar with the procedures for handling substitutions during bidding
  • To gain an insight into the distribution and control of Project information

 Session 8: CONSTRUCTION - PART 1
Thursday, September 10th
Learning Objectives:
  • To introduce submittals and the role they play during construction
  • To identify the contractual lines of communications
  • To become familiar with role of substitutions during construction
  • To understand the importance of site visits, observations, meetings, and inspections
  • To explore the roles and responsibilities of the various team members during construction

 Session 9: CONSTRUCTION - PART 2
Thursday, September 17th
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand the relationship between quality assurance and quality control
  • To become familiar with progress payments, substantial completion, final completion, and final payment
  • To gain an insight into the rights associated with Contract termination and suspension
  • To understand claims, why they happen, how they are submitted and reviewed, and how they are resolved
  • To become familiar with bid, performance, and payment bonds

 Session 10 - POST-CONSTRUCTION
Tuesday, September 22nd
Learning Objectives:
  • To understand basic concept of facility management
  • To gain an insight into Facility Managers role in Project Closeout
  • To introduce the correction period, how long it lasts, and the responsibilities of the Facility Manager during this period
  • To identify the day- to-day functions of a facility and its systems, the basic types of maintenance, and the documents associated with operations and maintenance
  • To understand the basic types of record documents
  • To become familiar with facility evaluations
  • To understand the difference between total Project commissioning and systems and equipment commissioning

 The A-201 General Conditions."bonus session" is now scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at the offices of HO+K. The main objective of this session is to improve attendees' knowledge of the content of the form and how it is used during construction to enforce the Contract Documents issued for construction.

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