Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 5:00 pm

Overview of Project Delivery Systems, Phases and Documentation

    Project delivery systems
   Project phases
   Managing the design effort
   Project documentation
   Project impacts

Overview of Contracting and Bidding

   Basic contract principles
   Contract formation
   Bid document review
   Key contract provisions
   Dispute resolution

Estimating Principles

   Mechanics of estimating
   Design phase estimates
   The estimating role in the development of bid documents
   Using estimating to control costs
   Risk assessment and its role in developing project contingency

Scheduling – Start to Finish

   Preconstruction scheduling
   Baseline schedule preparation
   Schedule monitoring and updating
   Evaluating project impacts

Construction Phase

   Managing equipment and materials
   Managing labor and safety
   Change orders and constructive changes
   Handling delays and disputes
   Schedule of values, pay applications

Project Closeout and Turnover

   System testing and commissioning
   Final inspection
   Guarantees and warranties
   Turnover of drawings, technical information and user manuals


Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.



Aloysius (al) Attah

Aloysius (Al) Attah, P.E. is an engineering faculty member at the University of North Texas (UNT) where he teaches construction engineering and management courses. Prior to joining UNT, he taught at both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and DeVry University. His teaching and research interests include lean project delivery systems, operations management, construction safety, and quality systems. Al has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience in the aerospace, manufacturing, and construction industries. He is the founder of MACVAL Associates LLC – an engineering and construction firm based in Dallas, Texas. In 2010, MACVAL Associates was featured as a case study in a ground-breaking text book titled Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices. Before establishing MACVAL, he spent 17 years with the Boeing Company holding various engineering and management positions in support of the design and manufacture of 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 airplane models. Al obtained his BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton and his MS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. His PhD work is in Management (Information Systems) from Walden University. He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas. He is also certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) by APICS. Al is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. He was a past national president of the Construction Division of Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers.