Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

BC Housing: 9 CPD Points

Description

Effective planning, scheduling, and control in construction project management will make the difference between being on time, or behind time; making money or losing money, and most importantly being stressed-out or stress-free. Save money on your projects and build the brand recognition and reputation that you desire for yourself and your business by learning to effectively manage your project's schedule, costs & resources. This course will boost both the “soft” skills and the technical skills you need to successfully plan and schedule construction projects, as well as manage time, cost, and productivity. 

 

By the end of this course, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify and apply both the soft (leadership, communication, management) and technical skills used to plan, schedule, and control construction projects

  • Manage time, cost, quantity, and quality performance 

Planning

  • Plan for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA)

  • Ensure proper communication structures are in place to effectively implement the planning and scheduling process

  • Analyze performance and productivity information from past construction projects for use in planning future projects 

Scheduling

  • Analyze and determine sequence and duration of construction activities

  • Develop and review critical path method (CPM) schedules

  • Develop a construction schedule (baseline schedule)

  • Develop effective short term look ahead schedules

  • Conduct time impact analysis on your project 

Control

  • Identify and reduce/eliminate bottlenecks and waste using the Ching FOCCCUS method and Lean thinking

  • Apply change and claim management principles, identification, and relief documentation

  • Apply and manage resources effectively

  • Monitor, control, and update project progress including accelerating and delaying construction using the DIRECT Anatomy of a Recovery Method

In addition to the live instructor-led sessions, participants will also have access to another 20+ recorded instructional videos via links provided by the instructor.

EXAM: Participants will provide with instructions and access to a final, online, multiple-choice test which they must pass (60% or higher) to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions are mandatory for workshop completion. * Please note that if a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer a registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees* 

 

Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meeting             

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion.  

 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions. 

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.

 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this session. 

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the management of construction projects including:

  • Trade Contractors

  • Project Managers, Coordinators, Assistants

  • Superintendents, Forepersons, other site leaders

  • Estimators

  • Field Engineers

  • Quality Assurance/Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinators

  • Facilities Managers

  • LEED Coordinators

  • BIM Coordinators

  • Architects and Designers 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair