RedVector RV-7806

Construction Administration: MEP Commercial Buildings

Construction Administration: MEP Commercial Buildings

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-7806

SME: Jim Taube

This 1-hour interactive online course provides the commercial building professional with guidelines for administering construction activities in the MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) discipline area. Many aspects of construction administration are reviewed to provide information on the roles and responsibilities involved with this position.

This course reviews the steps of MEP design for a commercial building that construction administrators are involved in as well as explaining their role in performing MEP building surveys. It provides sources of information, design parameters and discusses requirements of various local jurisdictions in the review of MEP documents for the issuance of building permits.


This course contains a lot of the same information as in the course titled 'Performing MEP Commercial Building Surveys', and it is not recommended that these courses be taken together. This course varies because it focuses on the role of the Construction Administrator.


Vector Solutions has a long history of providing industry-specific content for its customers. While this course and its content remain accurate and functional within our systems, the look and feel may not match our more modern offerings.
Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will:

  • Have a good knowledge of construction administration, roles and responsibilities of the construction administrator, and key features for MEP building construction activities.
  • Understand the steps involved in the MEP design for a commercial building as well as performing building surveys.
  • Be provided with typical checklists that will facilitate the process of acquiring this design information.
  • Be made aware of several important design requirements for commercial buildings, such as show window lighting.

This course includes a multiple-choice test to gage your understanding of the material.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jim Taube
Jim Taube Photo
Jim possesses degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in New York and Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College.
 
He has extensive industrial experience with 23 years in the pulp and paper industry and 12 years in institutional and pharmaceutical facility management.
 
His responsibilities have included engineering design, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and power plant utilities management.
 
Areas of expertise include HVAC design, commissioning and qualification, construction administration, and energy cost savings initiatives.
 
Jim’s credentials include being registered as a Professional Engineer and the Certified Energy Manager and Auditor certifications.
 
Jim is married and lives in Middletown, OH and has 4 married children.
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