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Eli Broad College of Business

Construction Project Management

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Description

Humans have been building homes and other structures for literally thousands of year. Yet the construction industry is still filled with risk. Customer Humans have been building homes and other structures for literally thousands of year. Yet the construction industry is still filled with risk. Customer changes, regulatory agencies, legal issues and workforce challenges can squeeze the margins on the most promising of jobs.

Project management is the best protection against that risk. Skilled project managers have the tools and abilities to identify and control the variables that are key to bringing your construction project in on time and within budget. This one-day seminar delivers essential skills, including Integrated Project Delivery concepts, you need to set the stage for a well-managed and well-executed construction project.

What You Will Learn

  • Role of the project manager in the building process
  • Determine scope and estimate resource needs, cost and prices
  • Build a project plan with clear milestones and accountability
  • Identify risks and devise contingencies
  • Monitor resources and costs during construction
  • Protect your company against scope changes and unforeseen delays
  • Closeout your project on time and on budget

Seminar Outline

Introduction

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • Project management and the construction business

Construction Project Planning

  • Clarifying project scope
  • Developing the work breakdown structure
  • Project estimating
  • Responsibility assignment matrix

Project Execution

  • Schedule development
  • Managing the critical path
  • Monitoring and responding to risks
  • Execution monitoring and control
  • Performance reporting

Project Success

  • Issues and delays management
  • Change control
  • Project closure

Who should attend

  • Construction project managers
  • Principals and executives from small to mid-sized firms
  • Engineers and architects
  • Estimators and accountants
  • Contract managers
  • Contractors and subcontractors
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