Ottawa Construction Association

Construction Project Management - 5 Day Training

Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course
Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 5 days


Price

OCA Members: $3500.
Non-Members: $4200.


Requirements

Cancellation Policy: - Thirty (30) calendar days prior to the start of the course 100% refund - Between Twenty-nine (29) and Fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the start of the course 50% refund - Fourteen (14) or fewer calendar days prior to the start of the course No refund - Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts


Description

The purpose of this 5-day professional development course is to provide extensive training for Construction Project Managers. This course will give you skills and information that you can apply immediately on the job. Using information and practices that are currently in place in successful firms, you will review case studies and learn application guidelines for success. This course encompasses technical skills, cognitive and interpersonal skills, and dynamic leadership and productivity skills of construction.

These skills are not only helpful but often critical for success as a Construction Project Manager. To participate, attendees need only a basic familiarity with construction methods and procedures. Thus, the course caters to both trainees and experienced PMs. The Instructors will present broad strokes that are applicable to all projects, as well as specific information that applies to specialty contracting.  Your Instructors will be world-class construction experts, leaders in the field and experienced teachers and practitioners of construction.

Day 1: Duties of the Modern Project Manager (Dr. Awad Hanna)

  • Project delivery systems and the changing role of project managers (DBB, DB, CMR, IPD)
  • Key discussions at turnover meetings
  • Pre-Construction Planning Best Practices
    • Team selection and turnover
    • Scope review
    • Administrative setup
    • Buyout process
    • Layout and sequencing plan
  • Two-weeks look ahead planning, procedure, contents
  • Review procedure for change orders
  • Project Control and productivity tracking
  • Billing procedure and following payments
  • Safety policy
  • Post-mortem review and evaluation

Day 2: What Supervisors Need to Know About Estimating and Scheduling (Dr. Awad Hanna)

  • To bid or not to bid
  • Achieving higher hit rate
  • Types of estimates (preliminary, engineering, and detailed estimate)
  • Contents of an estimate (labor, materials, equipment, subcontractors, mark-up)
  • Estimate accuracy (level of accuracy, bidding documents, contingency)
  • Sources of estimating data and how to build your library of cost information
  • Factors that determine variations in estimate (time, location, size, etc.)
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS) and assigning cost codes
  • How to save in labour and overhead
  • Estimating errors and how to rectify
  • Schedule and development
  • Scope definition/WBS
  • Activity sequencing and logic
  • Duration time estimating
  • Schedule development
  • Schedule calculation/verification
  • Critical path and critical activities (CPM)

Day 3: Effective Leadership (Amanda King, MEd)

As you take inventory of your current team, it's quite possible that you can identify those who are not engaged, mildly engaged, engaged by default or fully engaged. Part One of this seminar will provide you with tools to accurately assess your current team and develop a plan for increased engagement and productivity from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Imagine your team, all on the same page, working collaboratively towards a common goal. This is a class you won't want to miss. During Part Two of this seminar, you'll be invited to take a seat at the negotiation table and discuss what skills you currently possess and identify areas in which you can improve. As you gain a better understanding of emotional intelligence, and become more self-aware, you will close the gap on your negotiations, and walk out a winner with powerful negotiation tools to take you and your business to the next level.

Part One - Employee Engagement and Productivity

  • Defining Emotional Intelligence
  • 3 Keys to Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Self-Expression Techniques
  • Managing/Controlling Emotions: Self- Management Strategies
  • 8 Keys to Effective Sales and Negotiations

Part Two - Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Negotiation Table

  • Building a Motivated and Inspired Team
  • Assessing YOUR Current Motivation and Inspiration
  • The Energy/Action Model: Identifying Who's Not Engaged, Mildly Engaged, Engaged by Default, or Fully Engaged
  • Skills and Abilities to Inspire Others to Success

Day 4: Managing Field Productivity to Improve the Bottom Line (Awad Hanna)

  • Productivity trends
  • Seven pillars of productivity
  • Management
  • Manpower
  • Materials
  • Methods
  • Mechanization
  • Measurement
    • Tracking units
    • Earned value fundamentals
    • Measuring the output
  • Subjective evaluation
  • Quantity installed as measured
  • Partial percent complete method
  • Simplified earned value project tracking
  • Advanced earned value tracking
  • Hanna control points and S-curves
  • Performance factor profiles
  • Early warning signs for detecting poor productivity
  • Samples of bad projects/good projects

Day 5: Personality Profiling, Leadership, Communication, and Conflict Management (Dr. Gloria Auchey)

  • Your Brain, Personality, and Behavior
  • Exploring your Brain's Strength and Weakness: The Achilles Factor
  • Motivation and Rewards: The Power of Influence Management
  • Conflicts: The Dark Side of Your Project
  • Conflict Management Styles
  • High Performance: How individuals, teams, and corporations change
  • More Conflict: genders, generations, geography

General Information:

  • Registration deadline - November 4th, 2019
  • Fee covers all course materials and meals for the week
  • Earn 5 Gold Seal credits (SICs) towrds your GSC designation

Cancellation Policy:

  • Thirty (30) calendar days prior to the start of the course – 100% refund
  • Between Twentynine (29) and Fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the start of the course – 50% refund
  • Fourteen (14) or fewer calendar days prior to the start of the course – No refund
  • Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts

Additional Information:

  • Use the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to help reduce the cost of this training program: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/index.html
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top 50 Universities in the Word: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-wisconsin-madison 

Need to know more? 

Seminar Leader - Professor Awad Hanna - 608-513-9690 - drawadhanna@gmail.com

FACILITATORS

https://www.wisc.edu/


Requirements

Cancellation Policy: - Thirty (30) calendar days prior to the start of the course 100% refund - Between Twenty-nine (29) and Fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the start of the course 50% refund - Fourteen (14) or fewer calendar days prior to the start of the course No refund - Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts


Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course