ACE Academy Courses

ACE Academy offers a self-paced video series of classes for the following courses:

  1. Estimating: Estimating of construction materials, equipment, labor, and costs, through reading drawings and calculating quantities and costs. Estimating software and cost databases are utilized to list work items in standardized format. 

  2. Scheduling: Planning and control of construction activities and project costing.  Topics include critical path method scheduling, metric based progress monitoring, cash flow analysis, and cost control. Standard scheduling software is used. 

  3. Contracts:  Contract documents, drawings, and specifications and their impact on the construction process.  Types and organization of construction contracts, and the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved.

  4. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing: A study of plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, electrical power distribution, and lighting for residential and commercial buildings. Heat loss and heat gain calculations. Basic fundamentals of water supply, waste drainage, and electrical circuits.

  5. Construction MBA: A study for seasoned project managers responsible for complex projects and/or portfolios of construction projects. From charrette to managing project execution, enterprise-wide project management principles will be examined.

  6. Construction Business: A study focused on establishing a new construction entity, which includes: selecting company type, establishing professional relationships, fulfilling federal/state mandates, developing a marketing plan and establishing a risk mitigation strategy.

  7. Project Administration: A study of principles of construction project administration, systems for efficient operation of office and field personnel, and dispute avoidance and resolution procedures.  The construction process is followed from project inception to closeout.

  8. Project Management: Elements of managing projects including the use of modern project management software.

  9. Construction Management Bootcamp: A guided study of construction management for a person without a degree, but has practical construction management experience.

  10. Construction Forensics:  Design, material, and ethical failures and their impacts on engineering and construction practice.

  11. Construction Law: Construction law from the perspectives of the owner, project designers, and contractor.  Topics include contract clauses, licensure, contractor liability, dispute resolution, lien laws, and the Miller Act. 

  12. Construction Graphics:  Basic principles of residential and small commercial planning; styles of architecture; a comparative study of structural systems and the preparation of working drawings.  

  13. Soils and Foundations: Soil mechanics as it relates to foundation construction.  Topics include soil classification, engineering properties, compaction testing, types of foundation systems, and methods of foundation construction. 

  14. Structural Design: The design of beams and columns using steel and wood.  Principles of structural design related to the design of temporary structures used in the construction process. 

  15. Horizontal Construction: Construction equipment, roadwork, bridge construction and various other topics involved in horizontal construction means and methods.

  16. Sustainability: Understanding the concept of sustainability in construction, which uses the requirements and procedures for obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional accreditation.

  17. Negotiation: Throughout our negotiation courses, we utilize the principles from Chris Voss', Never Split the Difference.

 

Each course has over 20 to 30 hours of instructional material you will own for a lifetime once you complete the course. These courses are accredited and a certification in Construction Management will be issued upon completion of any of the 10 courses listed above.

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estimating@ace-consulting.net  |  Tel: 859-305-0895

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