Professional Strategies for Success

Effective management is the key to successful completion of every construction project. This course examines the blend of technical, conceptual and managerial skills required for successful project delivery. It identifies the critical work processes, scheduling milestones and project cost variables that require close monitoring and control.

The course adopts an integrated approach to the construction management process. It discusses the effective strategies, practical techniques and time saving approaches used by professionals in the business to complete projects on time and within budget. It explores ways to reduce waste, save time, enhance productivity and develop positive working relationships. The course also reviews some of the important skills, procedures and control methods used to facilitate the construction process and prevent potential pitfalls.

Participants are actively engaged throughout the course with structured exercises, real life problems, case studies and situation analysis. The course provides a dynamic, productive and practical learning experience.


Course Topics Include:

  • Key trends in the practice of construction management
  • New technologies and applications in the field
  • Construction contract approaches and strategies
  • Green construction and sustainability guidelines
  • Contract documents and general conditions
  • Liquidated damages & bonuses
  • Identifying & managing project risk factors
  • Construction management software applications
  • Construction scheduling specifications (CPM/Gantt/Pert)
  • Construction project schedule reviews and updates
  • Project communication and reporting systems
  • Shop drawing submittal processing and coordination
  • Project cost tracking and control methods
  • Managing directed/constructive changes
  • Handling and dealing with defective work & scheduling defaults
  • Managing and coordinating trade subcontractors
  • Project team building and partnering alternatives
  • Project inspections, closeout and punchlists
  • Construction safety management programs
  • Managing subcontracts and subcontractors
  • Delays, acceleration and recovery
  • Leading and motivating project personnel