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The demand for LEED accreditation in new construction and renovation

should be addressed at some point of the 2 year program. The information needed
to design and document these LEED project is essential at my place of employment.
To be able to understand the requirements and process to get a project accredited
would give a graduate a leg up compared to a graduate that does not have this
basic knowledge. It may be troublesome to sift through the complete process and
narrow it down to general information needed to play an active/productive role in
the process.

I also suggest the implementation of basic construction management


terminology. This should cover the most common phrases and terms used in the
industry. The terminology and phrases should be selected with the intent of
expanding the students engineering vocabulary well enough to be able to articulate
a conversation with their new co-workers. Attached is a list of common terms and
phrases used.

Cogeneration
The use of a single facility to simultaneously produce power and heat or
steam.
CC
Cubic centimeters.
CFM
Cubic feet per minute.
D&D
Decontamination and decommissioning.
Decommissioning
The retirement of a facility, including decontamination and/or dismantlement.
Decontamination
The removal of unwanted hazardous contamination by a chemical or
mechanical process.
Design-Build
A system of contracting under which one entity performs both
architecture/engineering and construction under one single contract.
Downstream
The refining or process of crude oil into finished fuel products.
E&C
Engineering and construction.
E,P & C
Engineering, procurement and construction.
E,P,C & M
Engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance.
Fast Track
A scheduling process in which design and construction activities overlap.
Design documents and equipment and trade subcontracts are released in
phases.
FEED
Front-end engineering and design.
Fixed Cost
An expenditure or expense that does not vary with volume level of activity.
LOI
Letter of intent.
LNG
Liquefied natural gas.
Lump-Sum Turnkey Project
Fixed price project for which all components are within a single supplier's
responsibility.
MOU
Memorandum of understanding.
O&M
Operations and maintenance.
PPB
Parts per billion.
SCFD
Standard cubic feet per day.
SNG
Synthetic natural gas.
Turnkey Project
A project in which all components are within a single supplier's responsibility.
TIC
Total installed cost.