Construction Project Management 201

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

Course Topics:

  • 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.

Feb. 15, 16 & 23, 2017
Wed. & Thu. 8:30am – 4:00pm
Mississauga Construction Association
1900 Minnesota Crt., Ste 122 Mississauga
Derek A. Smith, ASc.T, OAAAS, MAATO
TCA member:
$600.00 + HST
$700.00 + HST

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.