Project Management Essentials

Project Management Essentials

Gold Seal: 1 Credit * BC Housing: 7 CPD Points


Participants will develop skills and knowledge of how to manage a construction project. Participants will gain an understanding of the project processes and constraints encountered by project managers (using PMBoK approach) and how to successfully manage a complex project.

At the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Gain the essential skills to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the importance of project planning.
  • Understand the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK).
  • Use the appropriate contracts for the project e.g., CCDC/CCA, etc.
  • Use risk management tools and mitigate for risk.
  • Understand the importance of scheduling and use appropriate scheduling tools.
  • Understand expectations management and adapt communication accordingly.
  • Understand the components of projects – labour, materials, and overheads – and use techniques to maximize job profitability and minimize costs.
  • Do post-mortem analysis after project completion.
  • Understand the impact and methodology of construction cost control.
  • Use Construction Industry Codes to analyze costs vs budget.
  • Adapt the project estimate to a project budget.
  • Understand how job costing fits within the overall accounting systems.
  • Use of job profit forecasting methods to integrate into company forecasting systems.
  • Understand the importance of cash flow projections for construction companies.



Delivery Method:  Classroom Session

Course Fee Includes: All books and materials, lunch, a digital certificate upon completion, and parking.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for construction owners, project managers, estimators, supervisors and staff.