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NREL - Integrating Measurable Energy Efficiency Performance Specifications Into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery - $100.00

Course Title: Integrating Measurable Energy Efficiency Performance Specifications Into Design-Build Acquisition and Delivery Course Presenters: Paul Torcellini & Shanti Pless Course Length: 3 Modules / 2.5 hours Course Credit Hours: 2.5 Hours Course Overview: Through a series of new construction projects at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ongoing collaborations between NREL and industry, it has been shown that highly energy-efficient buildings can be procured within typical construction budgets. Success stories include NREL’s Research Support Facility (RSF), Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), and Parking Structure. An energy efficiency goal was the foundation for each project. A goal, though, is not sufficient for success. An acquisition strategy that incentivizes an innovative design and construction team to meet the energy goal in design and operations is also critical. Using a well-planned process, owners can be confident that their projects will have system-integrated, cost-effective efficiency strategies and renewable technologies that perform as predicted. Specifically, this course investigates why aggressive energy efficiency is a necessary and achievable goal for commercial buildings. It considers goal setting and how the form of an energy goal can influence the result. The course looks at the NREL new construction examples, which used maximum energy use targets and subsystem energy criteria; lessons learned and best practices from these case studies are shared. Lastly, general steps are given to assist owners in designing and facilitating an energy-focused process for their construction projects. Learning Objectives: Define the most important attributes of an acquisition process that will ensure aggressive energy performance Understand how to define whole building and subsystem energy goals Write draft contract language that will help balance cost and energy performance Integrate measurable energy use requirements into the design-build delivery process Attachments: Module 1 Handouts Module 2 Handouts Module 3 Handouts Presenter Bio: Paul Torcellini Presenter Bio: Shanti Pless ...


Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Projects - $100.00

3 Courses: Project Delivery Methods for Water & Wastewater Infrastructure, Design-Build and Construction Management at Risk - Presented by Charles "Chuck" Williams Conducting the Procurement Process for Design-Build and CMAR Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Projects - Presented by Bryan Bedell Managing Risk & Liability for Alternative Delivery Water / Wastewater Infrastructure - Presented by Peter Hughes ...


Conducting the Procurement Process for Design-Build and CMAR Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Projects - $45.00

Conducting the Design-Build and CMAR Procurement Process for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects outlines the major steps in which a successful procurement process for Design-build and CMAR projects for the water and wastewater infrastructure should occur. The contents of this video and materials are intended to provide knowledge and information about: A decision-making process on a Project Delivery Method for Water or Wastewater Infrastructure Projects Addressing the steps Owner’s take in Planning for a Design-Build and CMAR project, including critical factors for success. Conduct a successful procurement process for a design-build (DB) or construction management-at-risk (CMAR) project Developing an RFQ and RFP for a DB/CMAR project Employing effective, commonly-used evaluation criteria for your project, and Conducting and participating in the scoring and selection process for a design-build firm ...


Managing Risk and Liability for Alternative Delivery Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Project - $45.00

Managing Risk and Liability discusses the risk allocation and liability in design-build and CMAR water infrastructure projects and offers practical suggestions for applying, where appropriate, key principles of allocating risks to the party best able to control or finance them. It defines: Risk issues for Owners and Design-Builders or those involved in CMAR water infrastructure projects, What undesirable events may occur, How likely is it that they will occur, If they do occur, how severe will the adverse impact be, How should the risks be managed and/or mitigated, and What party is best able to mitigate or absorb each risk ...


Project Delivery Methodology for Water & Wastewater Infrastructure: Design-Build and CMAR - $45.00

Understanding Design-Build and CMAR Project Delivery Methods provides the fundamental framework associated with alternative project delivery methods for the water and wastewater infrastructure. It is intended to provide knowledge and information about: The potential benefits and advantages, as well as the challenges and disadvantages of each delivery method, Owner planning issues and criteria for use in selecting and implementing alternative project delivery methods, and Critical factors for success in using Design-Build and Construction Management-at-Risk ...


Design-Build and Sustainability - $90.00

Design Build and Sustainability Written by: Suzanne Sowinski, President and Director of Sustainable Design Sowinski Sullivan Architects, PC (SSA) Course Length: 3 Modules / 2 Hours Course Credit Hours: 2 Hours Course Overview: This course assumes that the student has a basic knowledge of the various project delivery methods and preferably has taken the Fundamentals of Project Delivery course offered by DBIA. At the end of this course the attendee will: Know the history of sustainability and affects on the environment See the relationship between sustainable design and design build Review current standards, codes, mandates and incentives for green design See how important BIM is as a tool to integrate design Have reviewed a few design techniques to help reduce carbon emission Beable to see how a whole building mindset is important when using life cycle costing analysis and value engineering early in the design process Know how to put the right team together to avoid contractual risk See how a completed design build project was successful in collaboration and achieving sustainable goals to receive a LEED certification Attachments: Sustainability Module 1 Notes Handout (Slides) Sustainability Module 2 Notes Handout (Slides) Sustainability Module 3 Notes Handout (Slides) Suzanne Sowinksi - Presenter Bio DBIA Position Statements: Use of Stipends Organization of DB Entity Role of Qualification in Selection of a Design-Builder Integrated Project Delivery Best Value Selection Contract Incentives and Design-Build Rethinking Acquisition Strategies Design Excellence ...


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