Facility Life Cycle 2: Design and Construction Certificate | UW Professional & Continuing Education

Facility Life Cycle 2: Design and Construction

Focus on the second part of the facility life cycle; continued readings in the text are required, with exercises based on audio, video, electronic materials, and expert lead discussions.

Topics include:

  • Design – process, team, impacts, contracts, ADA
  • Interior planning and design, green design
  • Specifications, technical writing, cost estimating and reading plans
  • Construction – process, permitting, testing and inspection, bidding and contract documents, materials and methods, site issues
  • Building systems – data and communication systems, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical, vertical transportation, fire and life safety
  • Project management – administration, quality control, value engineering, and sustainability


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