Construction Project Management

Columbia Engineering Executive Education

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Columbia Engineering Executive Education

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Who should attend

The Construction Project Management course teaches the most important concepts in managing a construction project: Project Planning and Project Scheduling. The course is aimed at those who want to become construction managers. If you currently work in the construction industry in any role and intend to become a construction manager, this course is right for you. This course is also aimed at those who want to start their careers as construction managers.

About the course

As the construction industry boom continues globally, the need for skilled and experienced construction managers is expected to grow in tandem. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the national workforce in the construction industry is projected to grow 11% by 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, a gain of about 747,600 new jobs. The Construction Project Management course will help you understand key construction concepts of project planning and project scheduling. Also, it will provide you with the required technical tools to apply these concepts.

The course is aimed at those who want to become construction managers. If you currently work in the construction industry in any role and intend to become a construction manager, this course is right for you. This course is also aimed at those who want to start their careers as construction managers.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES?

At the end of this course, participants will learn:

  • The fundamentals of project initiation, planning and scheduling
  • Frameworks for risk management, project development cycle, and sustainable development
  • Methods used for project planning and scheduling which includes Critical Path Method, PERT, Range Estimation, Linear Scheduling and Precedence Diagram
  • Technologies for planning and scheduling, like Building Information Modelling, Virtual Reality, MS Project

Emeritus and Columbia Engineering Executive Education

Columbia Engineering Executive Education is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to offer executive education courses.

An Emeritus Certificate course created in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education is based on syllabus approved by Columbia Engineering Executive Education, and contains video content created and recorded by Columbia Engineering Executive Education faculty, combined with assessments, assignments, projects, cases, and exercises delivered by Emeritus. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a certificate jointly by Emeritus and Columbia Engineering Executive Education.

SYLLABUS

Module 1 - Construction Industry Overview

  • Engineering and Construction Industry
  • Program, Project, and Construction Management
  • Construction vs. Manufacturing Industry

Module 2 - Fundamentals of the Project Development Cycle

  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • The Lean Theory

Module 3 - Sustainable Development

  • Safety in Construction Industry
  • Community Involvement and Diversity
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) of Construction process

Module 4 -Trends and Risks in Construction Industry

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Technology Trends in Construction
  • ESPRIT Framework for Risk Management

Module 5 - Planning a Project

  • Role of Project Manager
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Standard and Project Coding

Module 6 - Introduction to Scheduling and Construction Activities

  • Bar Charts
  • Activity Precedence Diagram
  • Relationship Among Construction Activities

Module 7 - Critical Path Method

  • Determining Critical Path Method
  • Types of Floats: Activity Floats, Free Float, Interfering Float
  • Work Dates and Calendar Dates

Module 8 - Activity on Arrow

  • Drawing an Activity on Arrow Diagram
  • Numbering Nodes and Adding Key to Diagram
  • Forward and Backward Pass Calculations

Module 9 - PERT and Range Estimating

  • Calculating Probabilities
  • Finding Critical Path
  • Solving Examples with PERT and Range Estimation

Module 10 - Role of Scheduler and Line of Balance

  • Introduction to Construction Project Scheduler
  • Linear Construction
  • Visualizing Line of Balance

Module 11 - Trends and Technologies in Scheduling

  • MS Project and Primavera for Scheduling
  • Schedule, Analysis and Application
  • Integrating Models and Schedule

Module 12 - Scheduling for Large Programs and Risk Management

  • Scheduling for Large Programs
  • Risk Allocation and Planning
  • Lean Scheduling

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Emeritus follows a unique online model. This model has ensured that nearly 90 percent of our learners complete their course.

Orientation Week

The first week is orientation week. During this week you will be introduced to the other participants in the class from across the world. You will also learn how to use the learning platform and other learning tools provided.

Weekly Goals

On other weeks, you have learning goals set for the week. The goals would include watching the video lectures and completing the assignments. All assignments have weekly deadlines.
 Recorded Video Lectures

The recorded video lectures are by faculty from the collaborating university.

Live Webinars

Every few weeks, there are live webinars conducted by Emeritus course leaders. Course leaders are highly-experienced industry practitioners who contextualize the video lectures and assist with questions you may have regarding your assignments. Live webinars are usually conducted between 1 pm and 3 pm UTC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Clarifying Doubts

In addition to the live webinars, for some courses, the course leaders conduct Office Hours, which are webinar sessions that are open to all learners. During Office Hours, learners ask questions and course leaders respond. These are usually conducted every alternate week to help participants clarify their doubts pertaining to the content.

Follow-Up

The Emeritus Program Support team members will follow up and assist over email and via phone calls with learners who are unable to submit their assignments on time.

Continued Course Access

You will continue to have access to the course videos and learning material for up to 12 months from the course start date.   Assignments/Application Projects

Assignments are given out weekly and they are based on the lectures or tutorials provided. They need to be completed and submitted as per the deadline for grading purposes. Extensions may be provided based on a request sent to the support team.

Discussion Boards

It is an open forum where participants pin their opinions or thoughts regarding the topic under discussion.

  Emeritus Program Support Team

  • If at any point in the course you need tech, content or academic support, you can email program support and you will typically receive a response within 24 working hours or less.   Device Support

  • You can access Emeritus courses on tablets, phones and laptops. You will require a high-speed internet connection.   Emeritus Network

  • On completing the course you join a global community of 5000+ learners on the Emeritus Network. The Network allows you to connect with Emeritus past participants across the world.

Experts

Ibrahim Odeh

Ibrahim S. Odeh focuses his studies and research on assisting construction firms with strategic management assignments in areas related to: strategy and business development; infrastructure and construction market analysis; market entry strategy; and trends affecting the future of the constructio...

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