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Presenter: Mike Keating

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Birmingham, AL

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15291

Product Number: 18 ALCPMGMT 6 29 CDMN TC

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 6.5 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Construction Players, Stages of a Project

   Construction entities
   Organizational structure
   Public vs. private
   Project types
   Project lifecycle
   Construction technology

 Real Estate, Feasibility, Design Professional and Contractor Selection, Programming

    Due diligence, code research
   Project delivery type
   Source selection
   Design process, A/E scope of work and fee structure

 Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Bidding, Pre-Construction, Mobilization

    Work breakdown structure, bid package
   Types of contracts
   General and supplemental conditions
   Bonds and insurance
   Buyout, subcontracts


   Gantt charts, bar charts
   Critical path method (CPM)
   Misc. schedule topics: liquidated damages, schedule “crashing”

Construction Phase

   Claims, dispute resolution
   Change orders
   Schedule of values, pay applications
   Labor issues
   Project closeout

Miscellaneous Topics

   Earned value management
   Summary: scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, risk, procurement


Mike Keating

Mike Keating has been in the construction industry for over 29 years in various capacities including estimator/cost engineer, project manager, construction manager, director of construction, and A/E construction administrator to name a few. He has been involved in both commercial and residential construction projects both in the public and private sector with several individual projects exceeding $100 million in construction value. He currently works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a cost engineer and value engineering officer on large military, civil works, and inter-agency developments. In addition, he teaches a class in Construction Engineering as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Alabama, Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering.

Mr. Keating grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and holds a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska. In addition, he received his MBA degree from the University of West Florida in 2004. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Virginia and a certified general contractor (CGC) in the State of Florida, and he holds several other industry certifications including certified cost engineer (CCE), value management associate (VMA), certified professional estimator (CPE), and certified construction contract administrator (CCCA).