Building on the principles learned in Construction 101, an introduction to the construction industry created by the Canadian Construction Association, Construction Project Management 201 begins at "ground zero" of a successful win on a project.
Professionalism, ethical delivery of service to your clients; an ability to find information, communicate clearly, and read a room full of varied interests in a project, is the cornerstone of a good construction project manager. Exploring risk from different perspectives and defined metrics is key to a successful project. Using role playing, group exercises, negotiation skills introducing the participant to the Harvard Program on Negotiation (PON) to assist in recognizing your full potential as a PM and give you tools for success in a very complex supply chain environment.
Upon Successful Completion, participants should be able to:
- Locate, assemble and prioritize information in the formative start-up of a project;
- Host and conduct the pre-construction meeting, with confidence to understand the roles and responsibilities of all contributors to the project team;
- Assist in the review of the construction contract by understanding clearly all terms and conditions can be met in accordance with commitments made during tender and post tender negotiations;
- Work with and understand consultants to ensure they deliver to meet your goals.
- Communicate your goals effectively to a number of different parties, above, sideways and below in the construction project organizational chart.
- Assess work productivity on-site using simple tools that will support your goals and support your on-site staff;
- Gain a basic understanding of mediating conflict
- Ground Zero evaluation of a project post tender - workforce requirements
- Understanding detailed conditions of contract - READ THE CONTRACT
- Cost control from a project manager's perspective
- Decision making and moving risk
- Interest Based Negotiations from a project manager's perspective
- Assessing extra costs versus contract requirements
- Basic job costing
- Basic human resources and performance metrics on the job site
- Continuous risk assessment
- Keeping a project on schedule
Note – after 2nd day of the course, participants will bring home a few assignments/exercises to complete OFFSITE before the last day of the course.
This course is Gold Seal certified, 5 credits.
Who should attend: Contract Administrators in GC, sub-contractors offices, public and private owners, project delivery representatives.
It is recommended to have taken Construction 101 course in advance of this course – but it is not required.
Derek has been working primarily in the ICI construction industry for the past 20 years. He holds a BCIN in Ontario, and is a member of several professional associations. He is the President of S3AEC Consulting Ltd, and currently practices in Toronto and London, Ontario.