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: Managing field productivity to improve the bottom line (Dr. Awad Hanna)

  • What is productivity? And productivity trends
  • Seven pillars of productivity
  1. Management
  2. Manpower
  3. Materials
  4. Methods
  5. Mechanization
  6. Measurement

      -            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 4:  Building High Performance Individuals (Improving Employee Engagement and Productivity) (Dr. Gloria Auchey)

Unit 1: Your Brain, Behavior and Personality

Unit 2: Achilles Factor

Unit 3: Stages of Adult Development

Unit 4: Motivation and Influence

Day 5: Building High Performance Teams (Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Negotiations) (Dr. Gloria Auchey)

Unit 5: Communication

Unit 6: The Impact of Conflict: The Dark Side Of You

Unit 7: Conflict Management to Build Teams and Influence Individuals

Unit 8: Wrap Up--Action Items “What are you going to take from this workshop to use asap?”

General Information:

  • Registration deadline - October 30, 2020
  • Fee covers all course materials and meals for the week
  • Earn 5 Gold Seal credits (SICs) towards 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 World: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-wisconsin-madison 

Speakers - Professor Awad Hanna & Dr. Gloria Auchey


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