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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT


Presented by: Dr. John V. Dawson, 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

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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.

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7.0 PDHs, Including 1.0 Ethics Hour*

7.0 Hours (Non-HSW)*

AIA - American Institute of Architects
7.0 LU| Elective*

ICC - International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Administration)

*no credits for NY architects or engineers


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, for professional engineers and 7.0 continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that non-HSW coursework. This course is not approved in New York; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

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

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).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

7.0 Elective LUs (AIA)


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. 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 services, and planning and construction as well as environmental health and safety (EHS) for the “Island” campus. Dr. Dawson’s 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. He has also worked in 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. Dr. Dawson 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. He is a registered architect in the State of Texas and a certified city planner. Dr. Dawson 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 Heavy Civil Construction Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course explores the fundamentals of managing heavy civil construction projects, covering project delivery systems, documentation, contracting and bidding processes, estimating principles, scheduling from start to finish, the construction phase including equipment and materials management, and ethical issues in construction management.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explore different project delivery systems, identify key project phases, explain fundamental contract principles, and analyze key provisions within construction contracts.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify health and safety concerns specific to heavy civil construction projects that may endanger the public and/or workers and explore managerial solutions.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify key aspects of construction phase management, including strategies for managing equipment, materials, labor, safety, change orders, disputes, and the preparation of schedule of values and pay applications.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the process of project closeout and turnover, including system testing, commissioning, final inspection, turnover of drawings, technical information, user manuals, and analyze ethical issues in construction management.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/11/2027

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.