CDT Domains

CDT Knowledge Domains

Domain 1: Fundamentals (12%) 1A – Job roles and responsibilities of the four project teams
1B – Stages of facility life cycle with associated activities and documents
1C – Written formats
1D – Graphic formats
1E – Legal implications of contract documents
1F – Sustainable design and construction
Domain 2: Project Conception and Delivery (10%) 2A – Programming, planning, and pre-design
2B – Feasibility and impact studies and facility evaluations
2C – Project budget
2D – Insurance
2E – Project scheduling
2F – Site selection activities and purposes
2G – Planning for commissioning
2H – Delivery Methods
2I – Team selection process
2J – Design and construction services
Domain 3: Design Process (12%) 3A – Schematic design documentation
3B – Design development documentation
3C – Design objectives and constraints
3D – Cost estimates and estimating techniques used during design phase
3E – Life cycle costs and value analysis
3F – Procedures to control project variables
3G – Quality assurance/quality control requirements
3H – Documentation of decision-making process
3I – Product evaluation and selection
3J – Building Information Modeling – BIM
Domain 4: Construction Documents (28%) 4A – Drawings
4B – Methods of specifying
4C – MasterFormat®
4D – SectionFormat®
4E – PageFormat®
4F – Specification language
4G – Project Manual: Division 00—Procurement requirements
4H – Project Manual: Division 00—Contracting requirements and forms
4I – Project Manual: Division 01—General requirements
4J – Project Manual: Divisions 02-49—Specifications
4K – Hierarchy of general, administrative, and procedural requirements
4L – Warranties
4M – Document coordination
Domain 5: Procurement (10%) 5A – Competitive Bidding Process
5B – Addenda
5C – Subcontracting
5D – Direct Negotiating Process
5E – Controlling Variables
5F – Procurement Options
5G – Basis of Payment
5H – Pricing
5I – Purchasing
5J – Availability of Procurement Documents
Domain 6: Preconstruction (6%) 6A – Notice to proceed, letter of intent to award, or executed agreement
6B – Contract documents
6C – Preconstruction submittals
6D – Permits and regulatory issues
6E – Preconstruction meetings
6F – Verification of site conditions
6G – Mobilization
6H – Establishing a field office
Domain 7: Construction (16%) 7A – Executing the work
7B – Meetings and meeting documentation
7C – Submittals
7D – Site visits, observations, inspections, and stopping the work
7E – Quality assurance/quality control implementation
7F – Contract interpretations and modifications
7G – Measurement and payment
7H – Claims and disputes
7I – Project closeout
7J – Role and responsibilities of facility manager during project closeout
7K – Commissioning activities
Domain 8: Life Cycle Activities (6%) 8A – Facilities operation and maintenance
8B – Resource materials
8C – Facility evaluations
8D – Decommissioning