RedVector RV-10437

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 13: Managing Design And Construction Phases

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 13: Managing Design And Construction Phases

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10437

SME: Michael D'Alessandro

Average Rating

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​Typically, design projects are divided into three phases: preliminary design, production design and bidding, and construction. Each phase requires project planning to maintain control and ensure the project is completed on time and on budget. The purpose of this thirteenth course in The Ultimate Project Manager series is to provide a practical guideline for each phase of production. Design development and required documentation is covered, in addition to the production design process and the project construction phase.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the key components that should be included in a project management plan.
  • Identify the purpose of a quality control review.
  • Discuss the six distinct tasks that need to be addressed during design development.
  • Identify the purpose of construction or working drawings.
  • Recall guidelines that are normally followed when evaluating bids and recommending contractors to the client.
  • Identify pre-construction contract administration duties.
  • Recall the different types of issues that should be considered during the construction phase of the project.
  • Identify guidelines that need to be followed for site observation during construction.
  • Identify tasks carried out at the project close out on completion of the construction phase.
  • Identify strategies that can be used while building green.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael D'Alessandro
Michael D'Alessandro Photo
Mr. D'Alessandro has been involved with the A/E Design and Construction Industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PSMJ Resources, Inc., he was with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group as a Principal Project Manager. His responsibilities included project management, proposal preparation, department management, and human resources management.

His extensive project management experience includes engineering, procurement, ranging in capital value from $1 million to $55 million. He has also been responsible for management of fast-track multi-discipline projects involving equity placement for both domestic and international facilities.

During his tenure as a Project/Client Manager, he successfully completed capital projects in 18 different countries. He has worked with some of the largest global companies by consistently demonstrating the ability to accomplish project budget and schedule objectives with a high degree of client satisfaction.

As a consultant, he has provided project management training since 1990 and has been involved in strategic planning for design/build initiatives and work process improvements for small project environments. He has also served as a Quality Council member, leading efforts to measure client satisfaction and improve design productivity.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Michael is also a registered professional engineer in a number of states and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
State Licenses
AK - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare - ,)
AL - Engineer (General - ,)
AL - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
AR - Engineer (General - ,)
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
DE - Engineer (Business Practice (maximum of 9 hours) - ,)
FL - Contractor, Certified (General - 0610741)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Pinellas County (General - 0610741)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Registered (General - 0610741)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
GA - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
GA - Contractor, Residential and General (General)
GA - Engineer (General - ,)
GA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
IA - Engineer (General - ,)
ID - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
ID - Engineer (General - ,)
IL - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IL - Engineer, Professional (General - ,)
IL - Engineer, Structural (General - ,)
IL - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
IN - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)
IN - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
KS - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
KS - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare - ,)
KS - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
KY - Engineer (General - ,)
LA - Engineer (General - ,)
LA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
MD - Engineer (General - ,)
MD - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
ME - Engineer (General - ,)
MI - Engineer (General - ,)
MN - Engineer (General - ,)
MO - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MO - Engineer (General - ,)
MO - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
MS - Engineer (General - ,)
MT - Engineer (General - ,)
NC - Engineer (General - ,)
ND - Engineer (General, Health, Safety & Welfare)
NE - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
NH - Engineer (General - ,)
NJ - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NJ - Engineer (General - 24GP000006300)
NM - Engineer (General - ,)
NM - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
NV - Engineer (General - ,)
NY - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NY - Engineer (General - NYS Sponsor #133)
Accreditation: RedVector is the approved provider of this course offering. RedVector has changed its name and is now operating as Vector Solutions.
NY - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
OH - Engineer (General - ,)
OH - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
OK - Engineer (General - ,)
OR - Engineer (General - ,)
OR - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
PA - Code Official,Certified (UCC) (General)
PA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
PR - Engineer (General - ,)
SC - Engineer (General - ,)
SD - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SD - Engineer (General - ,)
SD - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
TN - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TN - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare - ,)
TN - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
TX - Engineer (General - ,)
UT - Engineer (General - ,)
VA - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VA - Engineer (General - ,)
VA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
VT - Engineer (General - ,)
WA - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
WI - Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WI - Engineer (General - ,)
WV - Engineer (General - ,)
WV - Landscape Architect (General (max 6 hrs online) - Approved LA CES-2024)
WY - Engineer (General - ,)
Professional Organizations
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General - ,)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) (General)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
American Institute of Architects - AIA - Architects (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES) - ASLA - Member (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
American Society of Professional Estimators - ASPE - Certified Professional Estimator (CPE)/Associate Estimator Professional (AEP) (General)
BOMI International - RPA, FMA and/or SMA (General)
Canada - Alberta Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Alberta Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - British Columbia Architect (AIBC) (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - British Columbia Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Manitoba Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Manitoba Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - New Brunswick Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - New Brunswick Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Northwest Territories and Nunavut Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Northwest Territory Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Nova Scotia Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Ontario Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Ontario Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Quebec Architect (General - RV1267-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Quebec Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Saskatchewan Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - Yukon Engineer (General - ,)
Construction Management Association of America - CMAA - Certified Construction Manager (CCM) (General)
Design-Build Institute of America - DBIA - Design-Build Professional (General)
Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) (General)
International Facility Management Association - IFMA - Certified Facility Manager (CFM) (General)
International Society of Automation - ISA - Certifications (General)
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General - ,)
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists - OACETT - Certified Member (Management/Leadership Training)
Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Professional (PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PBA) (Technical - RV-10437a)
Accreditation: R.E.P. Provider 1510
Course Reviews (4)
it was a lot of material to memorize for the exam - but it was relevant and interesting
By (Engineer) on Oct, 25, 2021
it was a lot of material to memorize for the exam - but it was relevant and interesting
The course has a lot of great suggestions but it was too long and too wide
By on Jul, 26, 2021
The course has a lot of great suggestions but it was too long and too wide. Suggest breaking this course into chapters, separating the production guidelines from this chapter.
Narration was very quick and felt rushed
By (Engineer) on Oct, 01, 2021
Narration was very quick and felt rushed. Made it hard to follow especially when what was being said was not on the screen.
Ridiculous test questions
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 27, 2021
Ridiculous test questions...Pick all that apply?...Really? why not just one correct answer for each question?