Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 5:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Dr. John V. Dawson, PhD, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

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

Handling Ethical Issues in Construction Management
Health and safety concerns
Quality control and assurance
Bidding, billing, payment and claims issues


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs,
including 1.0 ethics hour

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
0.7 CEUs (Administration)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 professional development hours to engineers, including 1.0 ethics hour, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Dr. John V. Dawson, PhD. AIA. AICP. LEED AP

Retired Associate Vice President for Administrative Operations at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. John V. Dawson is a subject matter expert on planning, programming, design, construction and contract management related to large public and private organizations and institutions nationwide.  He recently retired as the Associate Vice President for Administrative Operations at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi where he oversaw facility operations, maintenance, grounds, custodial, and planning and construction as well as Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for the “Island” campus.  His experience spans federal, state, county and local municipality projects including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Department of Defense (DoD) including the Naval Construction Battalion’s at Gulfport and Port Hueneme; Seabees; Navy Civil Engineer Corp; Army Corps of Engineers; Air Force Civil Engineers and RED HORSE units, in addition to higher education with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) University of North Texas System (UNTS) and Tarrant County College District (TCCD).  Dr. Dawson has more than 38 years’ experience in urban planning, developmental programming, building and infrastructure design, construction and program management for a wide variety of capital investment programs and unique environments.  He is a retired Air Force Civil Engineering officer with experience in the design and construction of numerous facilities supporting major weapon systems and the U.S. electronic security and space programs world-wide.  Dr. Dawson is a registered architect in the State of Texas and a certified city planner.  He is also a U. S. Green Building Institute Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) with experience in numerous sustainable projects.  He has specialized mediation and disputes resolution training and experience directly related to the design and construction industry, successfully resolving construction claims based on errors and omissions, defective product or workmanships, scheduling deviations or Acts-of-God.  Additional skills include preparation of specifications, bidding and construction plans, cost estimates, and bidding services related to federal and state contract requirements and processes. 

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Managing Construction Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines construction project construction management theory and practice from identifying project delivery methods, project phases, basic legal principles and key provisions, understanding construction program management definitions, and construction program management process groups and knowledge areas.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to use effective estimating techniques to ensure projects are constructed with quality materials and that costs are controlled for the benefit of the owner.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to manage equipment, labor and safety during the project construction phase to maintain a safe and efficient project work site.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to implement efficient scheduling methods to help deliver an on-time and under-budget project to the owner.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to use system testing and commissioning to deliver operational and energy-efficient systems to the owner at project turnover.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to manage ethical issues in project management, including health and safety concerns, quality control, and claims issues.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with construction activities and program management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/04/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.