Understanding the process of construction projects and having the proper assistance will help your renovation and building projects be more efficient and less frustrating. Learn how to identify the work to be done and to engage and manage the appropriate trades and professionals to assist you. Soliciting, analyzing, and negotiating proposals is covered, as well as managing the project to completion.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the process of designing and implementing a successful construction project.
- Recognize which trades and professionals to engage in your construction project, including when to bring them in to assist you.
- Solicit, analyze, and negotiate cost proposals for a construction project.
Presented by Atlanta Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the premier, focused resource for professional development and innovative solutions in strategic facility management. The IFMA Atlanta Community Services Committee partners with nonprofit organizations to assist them in improving their facilities and maximizing the value of their facility dollars. For information on the work of IFMA Atlanta in the nonprofit community: https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/getting-know-us/.
Ken Stephenson received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech and became a registered architect in 1976. A member of the American Institute of Architects, he worked with several architecture and interior-design firms in the Atlanta area and gained valuable insight into the planning, design, construction, and occupancy activities that go into creating the built environment. Ken decided that he wanted to be involved in the total life cycle of facilities, so in 1991 he joined the Facility Management organization of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention where he was responsible for planning, design, construction, furnishing, and operations and maintenance aspects of the CDC's facilities. In 2007, he earned a Master’s of Science in Facility Management and Building Construction from Georgia Tech while continuing to work with the CDC. Ken is a Certified Facility Manager and a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). He has served as Education Chair, Vice President of Professional Development, and a member and Chair of the Accredited Degree Program Liaison Committee to work with the Facility Management Programs at Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech.