Project Management & Quality Verification
George E. Thomas, PE
This course will acquaint engineers to a Project Construction Management system. The student will learn what a project construction management system should be, how it works, and will gain construction knowledge in other sections of this course to effectively utilize quality verification.
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end,
is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to identify and understand:
- Project review activities and the need for project management;
- The three-phase inspection process, the important features of each phase of inspection, and the responsibilities and duties of various contractor and project personnel;
- Reporting requirements, the purpose of reports, and who prepares reports;
- The proper test procedures and methods for utility piping system, electrical systems, building systems and mechanical systems;
- The basic equipment and materials used in plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and general construction;
- The various piping systems, mechanical systems, and electrical systems;
- Concrete mixing requirements, pre-placement requirements for reinforcing steel, and formwork prior to concrete placement;
- Proper preparation for masonry work, masonry installation, and reinforced masonry and seismic requirements;
- Structural steel members and high-strength bolts;
- Control testing of bolted connections;
- The components and concepts of the four common welding processes and procedures;
- The nondestructive control test methods for welds;
- Proper installation of carpentry;
- Building insulation materials and proper storage of insulation;
- Proper installation of builders' and architectural hardware;
- Proper installation methods for ceramic and quarry tile;
- The material components of various roofing systems;
- The types of optional materials used for sheet metal and shapes used for roofing systems;
- Lath and plaster materials and their accessories;
- Various types of drywall materials and their advantages;
- Materials used in acoustical ceiling installations;
- Various floor covering materials and their advantages;
- Components of a refrigeration cycle;
- Requirements for proper installation of thermal insulation for mechanical systems;
- Requirements for the proper installation of the boiler, hot water pump, and heating coils;
- The sequence of operation for the heating system, including actuation of controls;
- The requirements for hydronic balancing for the system to assure proper flow rates to all heating coils;
- The requirements for proper installation of ducts, fans, filters, dampers, and other control accessories;
- Procedures for correct installation of poles, conductors, and guys;
- That the transformer delivered to the job-site is the one specified in the contract;
- The requirement to test ground rods;
- Different types of raceways, boxes and devices, panelboards, and conductors; and
- Common deficiencies encountered in installation of light fixtures, motors, devices, and panel boards.
Architects, Engineers, Residential Designers, and Contactors.
Benefit to Attendees
The information gained from this course will allow project engineers and contractor personnel to manage and verify quality of construction on various projects.
Project management establishes ground rules for the administration of construction projects. It must be impressed upon contractor personnel that they will require full compliance with the contract clauses and the importance on quality. A structured construction management program will provide checks and balances ensuring quality verification. This course covers the construction basics needed to successfully complete a quality construction project.
In this lesson, you are required to download
and study the following course content in PDF format:
Project Management & Quality Verification
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This course discusses project construction management, the preparation of a project construction plan and the construction management plan and the basic requirements for the proper installation of site utilities, plumbing, concrete, drywall, structural steel, mechanical equipment and electrical equipment. Course sections include basic schematics, diagrams, schedules, charts, and sample reports to assist project managers and construction managers in the quality verification process.
you finish studying the
above course content,
you need to
take a quiz
to obtain the PDH credits.
DISCLAIMER: The materials
contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty
on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials
are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional
advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed
by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making
use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes
any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.