Construction Project Management

Category: Construction Project Management

Course Description

An incredibly diverse range of commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, transport, leisure and domestic activities take place around the world each day – all enabled by man-made buildings and infrastructure.  In this built environment, construction project teams need to profitably produce buildings that meet the needs of the people that use, manage, operate and maintain them.  This is impossible to achieve without having a clearly defined and well-managed delivery process in place for a project.

This course presents an integrated project delivery process that starts at project inception and continues into a building’s operational life. A journey will then be taken through the different project stages to provide guidance and tools that participants can take back to their workplaces to implement and help improve the management of their projects.

This unique course is based on the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Plan of Work and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ New Rules of Measurement (NRM), together with two highly respected publications authored by the Trainer.

Course Methodology

This course is written from the perspective of teams that deliver construction projects.  It uses scenarios, procedures, documents, drawings, images and videos that built environment professionals will be familiar with.

The course is designed to be an interactive learning experience, rather than a lecture.  Course exercises include populating wall-mounted story maps with project activities, responding to a brief using building blocks, reviewing project documentation, and assigning responsibilities for project activities.  

Course Objective

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the outcomes that clients and their construction project teams need to achieve
  • Recognize the 12 core principles of construction project delivery
  • Describe what a project, project management, a project team and a project manager are
  • Identify the eight stages of the delivery process for a construction project
  • Understand what key activities should take place at each stage of project delivery
  • Recognize the key role that commissioning, training and asset documentation play in successful project delivery
  • Appreciate the need to provide post-handover support to client stakeholders
  • Share international best practice about the delivery of construction projects

Target Audience

This course is ideal for built environment professionals of all disciplines.  These professionals may be involved in awarding contracts, winning work, preparing projects to start on site or delivering projects on site.  Participants may work as a project manager, planner, cost consultant, engineer, architect, design manager, construction manager, commercial manager, contracts manager, procurement manager, bid manager, quality manager, health and safety manager or commissioning specialist.

Target Competencies

  • Project set-up
  • Project leadership
  • Cost management
  • Quality management
  • Time management

Course Outline

  • The common outcomes on construction projects
  • Projects, project management and the project manager
  • The delivery process for a construction project
  • The 12 core principles of project delivery
  • Sustainability and the built environment
  • Populating a wall-mounted project story map
  • Reviews of previous projects and building performance
  • Consultation with client stakeholders
  • Defining performance outcomes
  • Determining what is feasible
  • Establishing the philosophy for project delivery
  • Defining the way forward
  • Responding to the client brief
  • Managing the design process
  • Reality-checking the design
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) – What it is and how it should be put into practice
  • Making sure the cost plan is correct
  • Programming project works
  • Starting the commissioning process
  • Appointing the right construction specialists
  • Allocating design responsibilities
  • Structuring costs using the New Rules of Measurement (NRM)
  • Assigning costs to different elements of a project
  • Creating useful tools:
    • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart
    • Ganntt chart
  • Production-focused work environments
  • Pre-start workshops
  • Production of pre-start documentation
  • Factory acceptance tests
  • Monitoring and controlling site-based works
  • Assigning responsibilities using an interface matrix drawing
  • Review of commissioning method statements
  • Commissioning during the site-based stage of a project
  • Production of handover documentation
  • Training, familiarization and demonstration
  • The project close-out plan
  • Making sure facilities management contracts are in place
  • Review of evidence from commissioning works
  • Initial aftercare support
  • Aftercare review meetings
  • Monitoring and fine-tuning building performance
  • Reviewing project delivery