Robert P. Charette, PE, CVS, PQS

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Robert P. Charette, PERobert Charette is a professional engineer and an adjunct professor at Concordia University. He was Co-Chairman of the task group that developed the ASTM UNIFORMAT II Standard Classification for Building Elements (E 1557-96), and is qualified as a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) by the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE).

Charette is a member of the ASTM Sub-Committee E06.81 on Building Economics and the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS).

He is co-author of "UNIFORMAT II for Preliminary Design and Planning" -- Chapter 25 of the R.S. Means Square Foot Estimating Manual, and the Life Cycle Costing Section of the annual R.S. Means "Facilities Maintenance and Repair Cost Data" Manual.

As a part of his interest in continuing education, he has presented numerous seminars on Design Cost Analysis, Value Engineering, Life Cycle Costing, and UNIFORMAT II Applications to organizations and universities in Canada and the U.S.

Lectures, seminars, and credit courses have been presented in Life Cycle Costing, Value Engineering, Energy Conservation, and Building Mechanical Systems, to Universities and Associations as well as private and public organizations in Canada, the USA, the UK, France, Greece, South Africa and the Czech Republic.

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