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.

Through an in-depth review of contractual roles and responsibilities, participants can set realistic expectations of commitments and understand team members' different perspectives. Cost Control, including analysis of Class C, B and A budgets, combined with "street" bidding and varying forms of project delivery will be explored for a sample ICI project in the $3 million to $5 million range.

Exploring risk from different perspectives and defined metrics is key to a successful project. It determines "go and no go" decisions, which will be introduced to the student. A basic introduction to the Harvard program on negotiation (PON) will form part of the course, as well as interactive group exercises to refine negotiating skills essential to the daily decision making in a complex construction environment.

Course Objectives:

  • Learning about the various types of project management and the stakeholders in different types of projects (how to read the room)
  • Assessing the scope of work for a construction project, extras and errors and omissions
  • How to work with architects and engineers on the job to get the best performance
  • Learning about current Health and Safety Management programs and requirements
  • Examining your workforce, motivating labour and tools to assist in recognizing maximum performance
  • Evaluating risk and finding your best alternatives
  • Cost control monitoring
  • Introduction to Interest Based Negotiation

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

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.

dates:
Oct. 10, 11, 18 & 20, 2016
schedule:
Mon., Tue. & Thu. 8:30am – 4:00pm
where:
TCA, 70 Leek Cres. Richmond Hill, Ontario
instructor(s):
Derek A. Smith, ASc.T, OAAAS, MAATO
TCA member:
$600.00 + HST
non-member:
$700.00 + HST
INSTRUCTOR: Derek A. Smith, ASc.T, OAAAS, MAATO

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.