The Capital Programs Institute (aka CPI or the Collaborative) is the UCOP program for design, construction and project management training. Under the coordination of Design and Construction, the program provides training for the capital programs staff on all University of California campuses and laboratories. The program is a collaborative effort, drawing on the expertise and years of experience among specialists to provide dynamic sessions covering:
- current policy, process, and contract requirements
- new delivery methods and associated contract documents
- trends and changes in industry practices
- innovations in methods and systems
- business orientation in the UC context for new project managers (“project management boot camp”)
- active discussion and idea exchanges to pollinate sister campuses with consideration of best practices and lessons learned
The collaborative’s primary audience is campus capital project managers, engineers and contract administrators. However, university staff whose work entails coordination with these project staff would also benefit (e.g., capital planners, physical & environmental planners, facility managers, EH&S inspectors, fire marshals).
UCSF developed this training for project managers and facility staff on checking new construction and the built environment for energy efficiency in operations and maintenance. They presented case studies on using commissioning and monitored based commissioning for projects.
CPI and OGC presented the fourth part of this six-part webinar series with Vini Bhargava of UCOP and Holly St. John of OGC. This webinar covered Articles 7 & 8 - Separate Contractors, Change Orders, Field Orders, Waivers, Delays and other related topics. Please email Vini Bhargava for the copy of the presentation.
Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp a designated Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect and Certified Access Specialist presented on current issues on access for campuses.
General Conditions Decoded: Webinar C- Claims ProcessingDecember 15, 2015
CPI and OGC presented the third part of this six-part webinar series with Vini Bhargava of UCOP and Holly St. John of OGC. This webinar covers the claims process, what to do when a claim is denied and the University's rights.
General Conditions Decoded: Webinar B- Site ConditionsOctober 27, 2015
CPI and OGC presented the second part of this six-part webinar series with Vini Bhargava of UCOP and Holly St. John of OGC. This webinar covers differing and unforeseen site conditions, indemnity issues and much more.
This is a program by invitation to UC construction contract managers. Each year continues to add depth and breadth to the contracts departments.
UC Physical and Environmental Planner's ConferenceOctober 15-16, 2015
This annual meeting of UC campus planners was held on UC Merced campus at the Kolligian Library.
General Conditions Decoded: Webinar A- Articles 1-3September 29, 2015 10 am to 12 pm
CPI and OGC offer a six-part general webinar series with hosts captain Vini Bhargava of UCOP and colonel Holly St. John of OGC. This webinar was focused on Articles 1-3. Whether you’re just starting your UC career or have not looked at these general conditions for a while, or if you’ve never read them you must not miss this course.
UC Berkeley professor, Timothy Dayonet, and Mark Meredith of the Office of General Counsel presented on successful negotiating tactics. Visit the linked website for more details.
This training program was presented by Craig Unger of the Design Build Institute of America. If you want further information, please visit the linked website
Understanding Our Contract Documents: Webinar #7- Conflict of InterestApril 27, 2015
Construction Services and the Office of General Counsel discussed how conflict of interest laws affect UC employees and applications to our construction contracts. Contact Vini Bhargava for copies of the viewgraphs
The Gordian Group, OGC and OP offered a full day training in THREE familiar locations discussing details about what’s new in the UC Job Order Contracting world; where The Gordian Group (Or JOC service software provider) may demonstrate the most value; your JOC options;and much more.
Understanding Our Contract Documents: Webinar #6- Labor Compliance for UCMarch 18, 2015 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Monique Cox, the former Labor Compliance Officer for UC Davis, shared her best practices for construction labor compliance. Contact Vini Bhargava for viewgraphs.
This training program was co-presented by UCOP's Construction Services, UCSF's Michael Bade, UCSD's Jim Gillie, UCLA's Kip Baker, UCSB's Jack Wolever, CSU Chancellor's Office Jim Sowerbrower and Jim Hoffman. It was held in Oakland and Irvine.
Understanding Our Contract Documents: Webinar #5- Advertising and Bidding (Formal and Informal)December 8, 2014 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Contact Vini Bhargava for viewgraphs.
2013 Energy Code: T24 California Energy Code for Renovations, Alterations, Additions, and Energy Efficiency Projects LinkDECEMBER 5, 2014 (UCD) and DECEMBER 10, 2014 (UCI)
Staff from UC Davis, California Energy Commission and PG&E presented to UC and CSU staff on the new energy code as it applies to commercial buildings.
This CPI event provided construction professionals information on UC's executive design professional agreement and how to work with design consultants.
This annual program for UC physical and environmental planners was held on UC Davis.
Alex Spilger from GreenStep presented on the most recent version (4) of LEED for BD+C and ID+C. The material that he covered at UC Davis is on the SharePoint site. This program was sponsored by the UC CSU IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership Program.
This is a program by invitation to UC construction contract managers. They set the agenda. It was held on UC Davis at the Buehler Alumni Center.
Essential Tools for UC Construction Professionals – Project Delivery and Contract Boot Camp feat. Best Value LinkSeptember 3 and 17, 2014
This session had three important components. Kip Baker walked everyone through what happens in a project for contract administrators. Dylan Paul provided an overview of UC contract documents and Chris Hornbeck provided a training on using Best Value procurement.
Storm Water Management Requirements for Operations, Maintenance and Capital Improvement Projects LinkAugust 15 and 25, 2014
The current policies and regulations on managing storm water compliance for new construction. The webinar is available - please click on the title. It will automatically download to the folder set up by IT or yourself. Double click on it to decompress the folder. Then, double click on the Stormwater folder. This will open it up.
This CPI coordinated event is sponsored by Design Services. Consultants who developed a report on the impact of the new energy code will present the report and answer questions.
This CPI took the learner through the process of developing an overall capital program. Although capital planners gleaned quite a bit from this session, it also focused for project managers and facility staff.
Our CPI Critical Path Method (CPM) training was relevant to all professions that manage projects; construction, design, real estate, or otherwise.
This program will be held at UC Irvine in CalIT 2.
This program was held on UC Davis campus. Alex Spilgar from GreenStep provided a day long training on the newest version of LEED (4).
This program was held in Southern and Northern California (UCI and UCM).
This program will be held in Oakland at the Executive Inn and Suites and on UCLA at Covel Commons in the Grand Horizon Room.
This program was held in downtown Oakland at the 5 Star Conference Center in the Paramount Room.
This program was held in Oakland and UC San Diego at the Institute of Americas
UC Construction and the Law
The Office of General Counsel Construction attorneys provided two quality and full programs. If you are interested in the viewgraphs, please contact Chris Hornbeck in Construction Services.
This program will be held at UC San Francisco and at UC San Diego. The registration fee is $50.00.
This was a free webinar sponsored by Risk Services.
This program was held at UC Berkeley and at UCLA. Esteemed faculty and UC construction leaders provided a day long session on using lean processes in construction.
This program was held on UC San Francisco and UC Los Angeles campuses. Greg McKinnon of Hemming Morse Inc. and Sandra Beck of UC San Francisco discussed controlling construction costs and applying the concepts to Integrated Project Delivery method.
This training was provided by the CalEMA (now Cal OES). If you were unable to attend, please visit their website and look for upcoming sessions.