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Construction Management

Conducted in a fully interactive format , participants will improve and enhance their construction management knowledge and managerial skills that will effectively bring the greatest business value to their employers or clients.  Private and public building owners are increasingly relying on their construction managers to deliver positive and successful project outcome. Qualified construction managers are required to possess the right management skill sets in order to lead their consultants and deliver projects on time and within budget. Construction managers and building professionals are in high demand right now and they are very competitively compensated in the booming construction industry 

This professional construction management certificate program is designed improve participants’ understanding of construction management strategies and processes, and to expand their management skills from the real world perspective. Your instructor is a scholarly practitioner with more than 28 years of practical experience in project and construction management. This program is unique because your instructor brings a wealth of management expertise and strategic insights that reflect his experiences as building owner, designer, and certified construction manager. Participants will be introduced to key management concepts and their applications to solve complex construction problems. The program will provide the participants with valuable knowledge, practical tools, and innovative strategies. Participants will engage in facilitated discussion group topics focusing on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies as part of this active learning experience. 

Who Should Attend

This course is primarily designed for facility professionals, building owners, project and resident engineers, field superintendents, project controls professionals, designers, construction managers, team members, sustainability professionals, and product vendors. With a focus on the basic management concepts, business strategies, and core competencies, the course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable and marketable in the booming design and construction industry. Entry level and experienced professionals desiring to improve their skill sets and advance their careers in construction management will benefit from this course. 

Features and Benefits

The course provides an opportunity to meet and network with other peers in the industry. Participants are fully engaged with small group discussions and exercises, “real life” project examples with valuable lessons learned. All required course materials are included as part of the course fee. You will learn project tools, skills, techniques, and terminology for effective construction management. Utilizing case studies and real-world examples, your instructor will guide you through an interactive process that integrates theory building, knowledge sharing, and best practices. 

You Will Learn

You will learn project tools, skills, techniques, and terminology for effective construction management. Utilizing case studies and real-world examples, your instructor will guide you through an interactive process that integrates theory building, knowledge sharing, and best practices.

Completing the Program

Certificate of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Program Outline

 

Module 1: Introduction to Project/Construction Management  

Key design, project terminology, and construction terms 

Project Team, roles, and responsibilities 

Legal relationships between owners, designers, and construction managers 

Project Phases and Business Processes 

 

Module 2: Quality Management  

Quality concepts and processes 

Costs of Quality 

Quality Management Plan 

Quality control and quality assurance and their integration 

Contract documents – drawings and specifications 

Agencies reviews and compliance 

Total quality management 

 

Module 3: Project Delivery Methods and Contract Management  

Types and analysis of Project Delivery Methods (PDMs) 

Case Study: Legal Relationships, Implications, and Limitations 

Contracting types and negotiation 

Phased Project documentation 

Bid strategies and contract award administration 

 

Module 4: Cost and Value Management  

Cost concepts 

Budgeting development and administration 

Estimation types and contingencies 

Cost control and forecasting strategies 

Value engineering and value management  

Change order administration 

 

Module 5: Schedule Management  

Meanings and implications of project schedule 

Strategic scheduling by project phases 

Forecasting techniques – Forward pass and backward pass 

Critical path method and time impact analysis 

 

Module 6: Risk Management  

Risk identification and Assessment 

Risk mitigation and adaptation tools 

Safety management 

Conflict management 

Code of ethics of the profession 

 

Module 7: Resources and Change Management  

Needs assessment and resources allocation 

Stakeholder management strategies 

Strategic communication 

Organization Leadership, partnering and collaboration 

 

Module 8: Sustainability Management  

Introduction to sustainability 

Sustainability practices in construction management 

Sustainable building planning and design 

LEED rating systems and administration 

 

Module 9: Course Recap & Presentation 

Course recap 

Final Exam 

Oral presentation 

Reflection