ACC Online Learning
A/E's, Owners and Contractors: Managing Projects to Success
The general business environment to which construction projects respond consists of economic, political, physical, and social aspects. However, the commonly used definition of project management does not address all the grounds mentioned. Often, with depressing regularity, projects that were completed with an apparent success in time, cost and quality, still ended with dissatisfaction or conflict resulting in litigation and arbitration. Defining project success requires conceptual thinking. We need to conceive a project as a 'linked chain of measured achievements' and the success definition needs to be measurable. This 5-hour interactive online course consists of eight sections providing the information and procedures for owners, owner representatives, architects, engineers, and contractors to complete satisfactory successful projects. This course also includes recommendations for the increasingly important concern of health, safety and welfare of workers at the job site. There will be a test included at the end of each scenario. You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer. (Advanced - 5 hours).
Mr. Farrera holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture. He is a registered Architect with the State of Texas, and is also registered there as an accessibility specialist. During his last thirteen years of his twenty-seven years of professional experience, Mr. Farrera directed all activities for the design and construction of public buildings for state and municipal building programs. He has lectured at major universities and chapters of the AIA and CSI on the subjects of "Construction Claims Prevention", "ADA Compliance", and "A/E Services Contracting". He is the author of various books on the subject of accessibility.