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Computer Aided Design of Drainage and Stormwater Management Facilities

January 17-18, 2011 · Mississauga, ON

Avoiding Construction Claims by Improving the Quality of Drawings, Specifications and Bidding Documents Prepared by Owners and Consultants

January 24-26, 2011 · Ottawa, ON

Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites

February 1-3, 2011 · Ottawa, ON

Cost Engineering - Effective Estimating and Cost Control of Construction Projects

February 17-18, 2011 · Mississauga, ON

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Computer Aided Management for Improved Water Quality Stormwater Design of Drainage and Stormwater Management Facilities

After participating in this course, you will be able to: give a thorough consideration in design to technical issues by focusing on related environmental impact benefit from your new skills learnt in the course and strengthened by hands-on exercises use new computer techniques to enhance protection of property from flood damage and reduce pollution at lower cost select computer software that is most suitable for your application of urban drainage and stormwater management design participate in public consultation meetings with confidence employ design methodology learned in the course on your next project for urban drainage Description Changes in land use affect urban drainage and therefore always present new challenges for those who must deal with them. Designers must deal with runoff analysis, the design of drainage and storm water management facilities within the government regulations. Also, they should be able to benefit from the use of the latest computer software for design work. The course focuses on these topics, develops them and provides examples so that the participants gain comprehensive understanding or those already in this field can update their knowledge. Objective To augment participants' knowledge of design processes in urban drainage and stormwater management. To share experience in selection and use of various computer aided drainage design tools. Who Should Attend Municipal engineers, developers, planners, consultants, hydraulic engineers, technicians and technologists, designers and other technical personnel responsible for drainage and stormwater management facilities. This course is particularly suitable for those who want a comprehensive review of the latest computer aided drainage and stormwater management design methods. You will receive: The course includes the following seven Haestad Methods Design Softwares on a CD-ROM: · Flow Master · Culvert Master · Storm CAD · Water GEMS · Sewer CAD · Pond Pack · SewerGEMS and a copy of the Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering text book by Bentley Institute Press. Program Outline Instructor: Ivan Lorant, P.Eng. Lorant Consulting Limited Day I Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method Detailed Review of Stormwater Best Management Practices, Advantages and Disadvantages · Source controls, (lot control, rain gardens, disconnection of roof and foundation drains, permeable pavers, etc.) · Conveyance controls, (swales, pervious pipes, etc.) · End-of- pipe controls, (wet and dry ponds, underground tanks, wetlands, filters, infiltration facilities, separators, etc.) · Good housekeeping and municipal practices, (land use restriction, litter control, recycling, waste control, street seeping, road salt management, public education, etc.) · Low Impact Developments, emerging technologies, new products · Innovative landscape designs and use of natural systems for controls · Review of international stormwater management practices How to Select BMPs for Different Site Conditions · Treatment trains · Selection process, use of selection matrix · Special cases: retrofits and infill developments Selection of Site-Specific Stormwater Management Design Criteria · Post to pre-development flow control · Major and minor system design criteria · Water quality and quality control · Erosion control · Water balance and temperature control criteria and problems meeting the criteria Drainage and Stormwater Management Design Softwares ­ A Review · Available hydrologic and hydraulic software tools · Software selection · Review of the Haestad computer models Computer Aided Designs Design of Grassed Swales using FlowMaster · Review of open channel hydraulics · Uniform flow, sub and supercritical flows · Manning's roughness coefficients · Erosive forces, critical velocities · Example of a grassed channel design using FlowMaster Design of Culverts Using CulvertMaster · Inlet and outlet controls · Entrance, friction and outlet losses · Circular and box culverts · Fisheries consideration · Example of a culvert design using CulvertMaster Day II Design of Wet Ponds Using PondPack · Review of dry, wet and extended wet ponds · Quantity criteria: post to pre-development peak flow control · Quality control criteria, extended detention · Erosion control criteria: draw down times · Layout of ponds · Pond inlets and outlets · Inflow hydrographs, stage ­storage-discharge · Routing of inflow hydrograph · Example of a wetpond design using PondPack Design of Storm Sewers Using StormCAD · Preparation of input data · Selection of runoff coefficients · Time of concentration · Selection of IDF values · Selection of design constraints: velocities, cover · Selection of loss coefficients · Example of storm sewer design using StormCAD Pollutant Load Estimates Using Simple Spreadsheet Method · Effect of development on water quality · Event mean concentration of pollutants · Selection of indicators · Pre and post development pollutant loads · Example of pre and post development pollutant load computation Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Faculty: Ivan Lorant P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer, and is the President of Lorant Consulting Ltd. Mr. Lorant has more than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering and has worked mostly in the consulting field in Canada and abroad. He presented numerous technical papers at conferences and workshops on stormwater management. As Project Manager he managed over 200 projects and assisted Provincial, Municipal governments and Conservation Authorities in the preparation of flooding, erosion, and water quality control policies and guidelines.

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Avoiding Stormwater Management for Improved Water QualityBidding Construction Claims by Improving the Quality of Drawings, Specifications and Documents Prepared by Owners and Consultants

After participating in the course, you will be able to: gain insights to improving communications and design-review procedures that will build confidence in the quality of the design documents. discover contract documents quality control/ assurance methods from experiences of others focus on finding deficiencies in contract documents before bidding and contract signing use techniques to discover the correlation between the quality of construction documents and change orders and therefore the need to implement quality enhancement measures prevent claims before they arise carry home a step by step program to integrate a checking process into production avoid future errors in the communication of construction information as well as gain new insights into quality control Description One of the crucial means for controlling construction costs is to keep change orders and related costs to a minimum. This can be achieved by exercising greater care during the preparation of design, bidding and construction documents; ensuring the viability of design, improving the quality of working drawings and specifications, and being wary of the common causes of claims leading to cost overruns. This down-to-earth practical program explains where we are now, where do we want to go and how do we get there. Whether you are an owner, architect/engineer/interior designer, project manager, contractor/subcontractor/supplier, the program prepares you to focus your attention on design and production control, the review and evaluation of contract documents plus bidding and contract award process. By equipping you with the knowledge to enhance the quality of contract documents, this seminar enables you to avoid potential claims. Objective To identify the problems and then to focus on the available opportunities for reducing these, and thus possibly eliminating many of the frequently reoccurring situations which give rise to costly revisions, substitutions and claims which routinely occur during construction. Who Should Attend Government, institutional and private sector owners, architects/engineers and other design professionals, planners and contractor representatives, individuals responsible for developing and using construction documents, plus other construction personnel who can benefit from sharing the experiences of instructors and other participants. You will receive a copy of the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice Program Outline Faculty: Martin Gerskup, Best Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. Day I The Problems: Where Are We Now? 8:00 Registration and Coffee 8:20 Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method 8:30 Overview · Scope of program-types of facilities · Industry trends that give rise to major concerns · Scale of losses resulting from changes and claims · Stages of a project-architectural and engineering · Components of the bidding documents · Recent claims-weaknesses in the documents? · Project delivery methods-their impacts 9:30 Legal Issues · Consultants liability · Owners liability · Contractors liability 10:10 Refreshments and Networking 10:30 Contracts-A Synopsis · Contract forms · Who is responsible for what? · Client/consultant agreements · Special consultants-their roles · Owner/contractor agreements · Contractor/subcontractor agreements 11:45 Lunch 12:45 Inconsistencies in the Documents-An Owner's Perspective · Where do they start? · What do owners expect from their consultants? · Project initiation · Planning and design stages · Cost planning and cost control · Document preparation and bidding stages · What do owners expect from contractors/subcontractors · Construction stages · Construction modifications 1:30 Commentaries 1:45 Difficulties in Producing the DocumentsA Consultants Point of View - What Are They? · What do consultants expect from owners · Project Team-Owner/Consultants · The process of preparing drawings and specifications · Cost planning and control · Coordination with owner requirements · Coordination with authorities · Coordination with consultants · Computer aided design and drafting 2:30 Commentaries 2:45 Refreshments and Networking 3:00 Shortcomings in the Documents- A Contractor's Point of View · In the bidding documents · During the contract award · In the "issued for construction" documents · Instructions issued during construction · Claims from contractors resulting from imperfect documents 3:45 Commentaries 4:00 Reasons Why Change Orders and Delay Claims Happen · Owner caused · Design team caused · Construction team caused · As Found conditions · Authorities having jurisdiction · Logging of changes 4:40 Open Forum-Questions and Answers 5:00 Adjournment Day II Setting Objectives: Where Do We Want To Go? 8:30 Avoid Problems-Drawings · But first-what are they? · Demolition · Architectural and landscaping · Civil and structural · Mechanical and electrical · Specialty trades 9:15 Avoid Problems- Specifications Here are some for discussion · Supplemental conditions · Instructions to bidders · Bid form(s) · Trade sections · Coordination between sections/between drawings and specifications 10:00 Refreshments and Networking 10:20 Avoid Problems-Bidding Documents Most have legal implications · Supplementary conditions · Invitation to bid · Instructions to bidders · Bid forms and attachments/alternate, identified, separate, unit prices, allowances · Bid security forms · Information available to bidders · Inquiries-pre bid briefings · Addenda

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

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Avoiding Stormwater Management for Improved Water QualityBidding Construction Claims by Improving the Quality of Drawings, Specifications and Documents Prepared by Owners and Consultants

11:00 Avoid Problems-Construction Costs: Cost Planning and Cost Control · Conceptual versus actual estimates · Cost limit established · First cost plan prepared · Cost checks made through design development and preparation of drawings and specifications · Identifying critical cost control measures · Document review for major cost-impact items · Final estimate and cost check (prebid estimate) 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Cost Control During Bidding and Construction · General contractor selection · Assessing the often unknown impact of the marketplace · Cost analysis of bid · Cost saving exercises · Assessing substitutions · Assessing schedule of values and construction schedule · Cost control of delays and changes 1:50 Selection of ProfessionalsConsultants and Contractors · Excellence is the objective · Prequalification · Approaches/direct selection, invited, open competitions · Request for proposals/responses · Interviews/reactions · Evaluation criteria 2:40 Refreshments and Networking 3:00 Owner Assessments of Documents · Costs contingencies · Design and document reviews-creating an effective process · QA and /or QC requirements · Contract modifications during construction · Use of project site representative and/ or construction manager 3:40 Open Forum-Questions and Answers 4:00 Workshops The Day III program is entitled "Evolving New Protocols" for improving the quality of construction documents. In preparation for tomorrow's session the attendees will be divided into 3 teams. Each team will be responsible for compiling a list of improvements for quality assurance and quality control procedures which the team believes should be implemented by owners and consultants. For this exercise assume that such protocols are not already in place Team A - Planning and design Team B - Drawings and specifications Team C - Bidding, contract award and contract modifications Each team will be asked to give a 15 minute presentation on Day III, commencing at 8:30 am 4:30 Adjournment Day III Evolving New Protocols: How Do We Get There? Who Does What? 8:30 Workshop Presentations and Related Discussions (Program Participants) *Team A *Team B *Team C 9:40 Refreshments and Networking 10:00 Planning and Design Stages-Being Right From the Start · Concepts that need to be understood by the entire design team before the first line is drawn · Coordination between design team members · Use of checklists integrated into the design/contract document quality assurance programs · Importance of design development · Client signoffs at each design stage 10:45 Working Drawings-New Approaches and Better Uses of Those We Already Have · Starting point-approved design development documents · Evolving a systematic internal review process · Creating a team review process; 60%, 90%, 100% · Incorporating design changes at this stage · Involving project managers and field administration personnel from the early stages · Increased interference studies and related coordination · Study the difficult details first, typical after · Third party reviews · Client signoffs 11:45 Lunch 12:45 Specifications and Bidding RequirementsConsistency A Must · Integrated drawing and specification systems · Use of internet for product selection · Specification binders · Meeting client's scheduling requirements 1:15 Bidding, Contract Award and Construction Modifications · Ensuring that the bidding period proceeds smoothly · Evaluating bids effectively · Preparing the contract correctly · Using the pre construction meeting to advantage · Issuing supplemental instructions clearly · Reviewing quotations and time changes fairly 2:00 Partnering-A Concept for Success What is it? How is it implemented? Why a charter? Is the concept effective? 2:30 Refreshments and Networking 2:50 Summary-Key Words A list of key words, phrases and concepts which evolved from this program will be assembled during the last 30 minutes of the program 3:30 Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes 4:00 Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Instructor: Martin Gerskup, B. Arch, OAA, MRAIC, is President with BEST Consultants Martin Gerskup Architect Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Investigative Architecture and Building Science. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and has served in various capacities on the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997. He was President of OBEC from 1993-1994; and a member of Council for the OAA from 2003 to 2005; and is currently a member of the ULC Thermal Insulation Committee. During his tenure on council at the OAA, Martin was Chair of the Discipline Committee, and actively served on the following committees: Practice Committee, Registration Committee, Public Interest Review Committee, Communications Committee and the University Liaison Task Group. Martin has authored and presented many technical papers on the subject of building science and taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design from 1999 to 2001, and for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University in 2002.

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Risk Management for Improved Water Quality Stormwater Assessment of Contaminated Sites

After participating in this course, you will be able to: deal with critical issues in risk assessment with the increased understanding gained from the course determine the need for site-specific risk assessment with a clear understanding of the applications and limitations of applying the generic soil and groundwater site condition standards develop a conceptual site model and perform risk calculations apply on your projects practical information received from an internationally recognized environmental expert that will save you time, effort and money. Description The use of Risk Assessment and Risk Management are gaining acceptance in all Canadian jurisdictions as consultants and their regulated industry clients are realizing the cost advantages of using this approach. There are also situations where the generic soil and groundwater data are not applicable and therefore a limited scope or site specific risk assessments must be used. Conducting a screening, semi-quantitative, or quantitative Site Specific Risk Assessment (SSRA) offers insights into remediation and risk management approaches that are not apparent by mere application of the Generic Site Condition Standards. In this seminar, Conceptual Site Model (CSM) development is discussed in detail. Risk calculation formulas are presented for carcinogens and noncarcinogens. Case studies by participants for CSM development and risk calculations enhance the understanding and use of these risk assessment aspects. The use of the Johnson and Ettinger Models for vapour intrusion into buildings from contaminated soil and groundwater is illustrated for different site conditions. Objective To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how: · MOE developed the Generic Soil and Groundwater Site Condition Standards using the risk assessment approach. · To determine the need for SSRA · To conduct SSRA · To apply the limited scope risk assessment to different exposure pathways · Use the Johnson and Ettinger Model to develop risk based standards for vapor intrusion into buildings from contaminated soil and groundwater. The Seminar Presents: Risk assessment approach used by MOE and CCME for petroleum hydrocarbons Preliminary Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment (PQHHRA) used by Health Canada for Federal Sites. Limited Scope (Tier 2) Risk Assessment SSRA to develop risk based standards Tiered criteria used by CCME Canada Wide Standard for petroleum hydrocarbons in Soil Who Should Attend Project managers and environmental personnel who are involved in contaminated site assessment and remediation. Entry level and experienced professionals will benefit as well as users of environmental data. Faculty: Dr. Nasrat Hijazi, Principal of TDA Associates Program Outline Day I - Regulatory Approach and General Framework for Site Specific Risk Assessment Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

MOE Approach to SSRA · General considerations in risk assessment · Sensitive sites · Needs for SSRA · Generic USEPA/Health Canada Standard for SSRA CCME Approach to Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil · Hydrocarbon fractions · Conceptual site model · Human health component · Ecological component Human Health Risk Assessment Framework · Hazard assessment/problem definition · Toxicity assessment · Exposure assessment · Risk characterization Development of Conceptual Site Models (CSM) · Purpose of CSM · Building the CSM · Contaminant physical-chemical properties for CSM building Case Study by Attendees Development of CSM for petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents and toxic metals Day II - Human Health Risk Assessment Overview of Chemical Toxicology · Chemical toxicology overview · Exposure pathways · Toxicology parameters used in risk assessment · Concept of significant risk (science and public policy decisions) · Accounting for exposure to chemicals in the ambient environment · Concept of equivalent toxicity for dioxin like substances and polyaromatic hydrocarbons Human Receptor Characterization · Receptor age groups · Inhalation rates · Water ingestion rates · Soil contact rates · Exposure duration · Exposure frequency · Exposure point concentration Risk Characterization for Carcinogens and Non-Carcinogens · Soil ingestion, dermal contact and inhalation calculations · Groundwater ingestion, dermal contact and recreational uses · Construction worker risk calculations Johnson and Ettinger (J and E) Vapor Intrusion Model Calculations · J and E conceptual site model for vapor intrusion · Vapor intrusion into buildings from contaminated soil · Vapor intrusion into buildings from contaminated groundwater · Sensitivity analyses of the J and E Model

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

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Risk Management for Improved Water Quality Stormwater Assessment of Contaminated Sites

Case Studies by Attendees · Soil ingestion and dermal contact · Water ingestion · Recreational surface water use · Construction worker exposures by different routes Uncertainty Analyses · Uncertainty in sample analyses and measurement · Uncertainty in toxicological parameters · Uncertainty in exposure calculations · Use of probabilistic risk assessment Day III - Ecological Risk Assessment Ecological Risk Assessment Framework · Hazard assessment/problem definition · Toxicity assessment · Exposure assessment · Risk characterization Ecological Receptors Characterization · Species · Population · Food chains · Measurement end points Surrogate Receptors Proposed by MOE Amendments to O. Reg. 153/04 · Terrestrial · Avian · Aquatic Limited Scope (Tier 2) Ecological Risk Assessment · Pathway and receptor specific criteria · Plants · Soil invertebrates (earth worms) · Mammals: meadow vole, shrew, red fox, sheep · Birds: red winged black bird, american woodcock · Aquatic protection values Site Specific Ecological Risk Assessment · On site valued ecological receptors · Exposure equations and calculations · Site use factors · Food intake factors · Primary, secondary and tertiary consumers

Uncertainty Analyses · Uncertainty in sample analyses and measurement · Uncertainty in toxicological parameters · Uncertainty in exposure calculations Case Studies by Attendees · Former gas station adjacent to Lake Ontario (Metals and BTEX) · Former industrial site adjacent to a creek (chlorinated solvents) Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes There will be a one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Faculty: Dr. Nasrat Hijazi, Principal of TDA Associates has an ISO 14000 certification from QMI and thirty three years of experience in environmental consulting, site remediation, hazardous and industrial waste management, research and development. Dr. Hijazi is a highly recognized and respected environmental expert in areas of compliance to environmental acts, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures. Dr. Hijazi has conducted and/or managed hundreds of environmental assessment and remediation projects. Dr. Hijazi served as Professor of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (20072009) and as the founding Chairman, President and CEO of ONEIA (Ontario Environmental Industry Association) and various government and institutional advisory committees. Dr. Hijazi received his B.Sc.(Chemistry) in 1970 from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Ottawa. Since 1981, Dr. Hijazi held senior positions at leading environmental consulting and management companies including: managing principal-in-charge/general manager of Dames and Moore, Canada Inc.(currently URS), vice president and general manager (Canadian Operations) of Clayton Environmental Group, and general manager of Sanexen International (currently Sanexen Environmental Inc.). Dr. Hijazi formed TDA Associates in 1997 to provide cost effective and high quality professional training and consulting services.

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CostStormwater Management for Improved Construction Projects Engineering - Effective Estimating and Cost Control of Water Quality

After participating in this course, you will be able to: apply the principles and processes of cost engineering familiarize yourself with cost estimating tools and methods prepare cost estimates and understand those prepared by others gain insights on how to forecast and control costs discover ways to make cost reports more customerfocused become proactive in dealing with variations from plan conduct value analysis of competing options and risk assessments obtain practical guidelines on forecasting costs and schedule be recognized as cost engineering practitioner in your team improve ways of developing rapport with others and opening channels of communication augment your influencing skills even when you have no formal authority develop a holistic view of your project work meshing people, systems and equipment from the technical as well as financial standpoint Description Project leaders and technical staff who are charged with delivering tangible results in their areas of responsibility require objective cost assessments for funding and control decisions on ongoing basis. The business purpose of the cost engineering function is to provide these assessments early and reliably, so that better decision may be made. This seminar examines the key concepts of cost engineering including estimating, risk analysis, cost control, scheduling and change management to achieve best value for investments and expenditures. It provides methodologies, procedures and tools (e.g. tables, forms) to do the work, along with hands-on experience on their use. Participants will be in a position to use these tools and procedures starting immediately to meet success criteria of current activities. Objectives To provide an understanding of the key concepts of cost engineering and where/how they should be applied. To provide proven, effective cost estimating and control methods. To enable participants to prepare estimates and assess/mitigate risk by utilizing appropriate sources, and to use these data plus forecasting techniques for cost control. Who Should Attend Engineers, technical staff, project managers, construction managers, entry level estimators and others who wish to increase their mastery of cost estimating and control. You Will Receive The course also includes a copy of the text book, Construction Budgeting, 2nd Edition Program Outline Faculty: Norman Lux, LCVM Consultants Inc. and George Evans, LEC Quantity Surveying Inc. Day I Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method I ) Cost Management Overview · Ten fundamentals for cost control · Project and process models for development · Roles and responsibilities · Models of project and process development · CIQS and AACE mission statements · Budgeting benchmarks and standards · Budgeting/cost management template II) Cost Engineering Practices · Definition and types of work breakdown · Structures · Outputs from the process · Data gathering · Comparing elemental costs to a model · Quantity surveyor training · AACE international certification · Changes in the workplace . III ) VE Workshop Process · Overview of five step consensus building approach · Optimum times to have a value engineering workshop · Taking wants to possible solutions to best value selection · Using paired comparison technique IV ) Risk Management · Categories of risk · Measurement for risk contingencies · Mitigating risk · Phases for risk assessment · Template/sample risk management pesentation Day II V ) Cost Control and Management · Explaining constant and escalated dollars · Cost tracking historical costs · Forecasting and trending · Authorization for cost control and expenditure · Cost reporting at checkpoints · Fixed asset/replacement and insurance values · Change requests; instructions and orders · Schedule impacts · Close-out procedures VI) Computer Based Estimating · Software and databases · Measuring · Pricing · Historical data · Consultant/contractor approaches · Contract files · Measurement demonstration on case study VII)Cost Estimating · Capital, operating and cyclical estimates · Estimating perspectives · Hard and soft costs · Selection and preparation of templates · Checklist for a good estimate · Cost monitoring · Total Cost Management (TCM) technique VIII) Life Cycle Costing · Overview · The basic elements · Benefits and uses · Life cycle cost worksheet · Case study · Presentation/templates Final Review and Examination · Lessons learned · Certificates · Next steps Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Instructors Norman Lux PQS(F), VMP is the Senior Manager for Corporate Initiatives working with Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation's Program Management Branch. His department manages an annual Billion dollar Capital budget for new buildings, taking projects from feasibility through to design, construction and operations phases. In addition to his Professional Quantity Surveyor hat he is certified as a VMP (Value Methodology Practitioner) with SAVE International. He has over 25 years of construction related experience ranging from project management/specification writing, owner/agent/contractor representative roles to his position in Alberta Infrastructure where he has provided specialist cost management functions on a variety of institutional projects, working on Stipulated Sum, Design-Build and P3 developments. He actively focuses on a variety of construction financial and value concerns. Over the last five years, Norman has been primarily involved in value management and business plan development (including Life Cycle Analysis) initiatives. He also brings the benefit of design/build contracting fast track structure experience for Alberta oilfield construction, strategic planning for multimillion-dollar retrofits such as the Michener Center Care Center in Red Deer, and works closely with development teams providing cost advice for provincial buildings, hospitals and learning institutions in the province. Norman is currently on the council for the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alberta and has served on the Canadian (CIQS) Executive Council. He has provided regular seminars for EPIC over the past 4 years and has presented in conferences for SAVE International, and CSVA (the Canadian Society of Value Analysis). He also instructs for PROJACS Internationally. Increased awareness and appreciation of value and risk management techniques are goals Norman hopes to see recognized. George Evans joined LEC in 1987 becoming a principal of the firm in 2001. He is a graduate of the BCIT Building Technology program majoring in Economics. George has extensive experience in cost planning, contract administration, construction loans monitoring, change order negotiation, contract procedures, value analysis workshop coordination and expert witness testimony for construction disputes.He is past president of both the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Quantity Surveyors Society of BC. and continues to serve on various committees and provide mentoring to PQS candidates. www.epic-edu.com 7

1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

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Computer Aided Design of Drainage and Stormwater Management Facilities Course Code: 01-0102-2148 January 17-18, 2011 · Mississauga, ON The fee for the course is $1,310 + HST. If you register after December 17, 2010 the fee increases to $1,510 + HST. Avoiding Construction Claims by Improving the Quality of Drawings, Specifications and Bidding Documents Prepared by Owners and Consultants Course Code: 01-0103-2148 January 24-26, 2011 · Ottawa, ON The fee for the course is $2,095 + HST. If you register after December 24, 2010 the fee increases to $2,265 + HST. Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites Course Code: 01-0201-2148 February 1-3, 2011 · Ottawa, ON The fee for the course is $1,795 + HST. If you register after December 31, 2010 the fee increases to $1,965 + HST. Cost Engineering - Effective Estimating and Cost Control of Construction Projects Course Code: 01-0202-2148 February 17-18, 2011 · Mississauga, ON The fee for the course is $1,395 + HST. If you register after January 14, 2011 the fee increases to $1,565 + HST.

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