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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 
   Equipment Labor issues 
   Project closeout

Miscellaneous Topics

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.5 FL Area of Practice CE Hours

     Florida CE Approval Pending
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to engineers and architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida professional engineers (Provider No. 0004647). This course qualifies for 6.5 Area of Practice continuing education hours.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida architects (Provider No. 0001388; License No. PVD394), and approval of this course is applied for and pending. The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mike Keating, PE, MBA

Mike Keating has been in the construction industry for over 27 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 sectors 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 Construction Management degree 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, a certified general contractor (CGC) in the State of Florida, and holds several other industry certifications including certified cost engineer (CCE), value management associate (VMA), certified professional estimator (CPE), and certified construction contract administrator (CCCA).

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.