Basic Project Management

 

 

Basic Project Management

4 GEN Credits — Course #AIABLTI306
Four hour fully narrated course focusing on the primary responsibilities of a project manager: 
managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality.

 

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Basic Project Management

4 GEN Credits — Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.

 
 
 

Course Description

This four hour fully narrated course focuses on the primary responsibilities of a project manager: managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality. This requires close attention to detail before beginning actual construction, as well as during the project. Taking proactive measures will help the project manager determine possible obstacles before they occur. This course will analyze all three primary areas. The student will learn how to implement proven methods to manage most effectively.

 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the steps necessary to develop a project budget.

  • Determine project costs, company overhead, and profit.

  • Recognize the key elements and benefits of improved quality control.

  • Outline the roles and duties of key management team members.

  

Chapter 1 – Cost Management (Project Budget)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the steps necessary to develop a project budget. 2) Describe the primary elements of  procurement.

  1. Project Budget

  2. Change Orders

  3. Procurement

  4. Employees

  5. Unit Costs

 

Chapter 2 – General Guidelines of Lending

*Learning Objectives: 1) List four elements of a typical construction loan. 2) Describe the process of completing a Sworn Statement. 3) Describe two examples of common cost overruns.

  1. Loans

  2. Sworn Statements

  3. Project Funds

 

Chapter 3 – Time Management

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how to develop a Critical Path 2) Explain the features of an Activity Node.

  1. Subcontractors

  2. Critical Path

 

Chapter 4 – Quality Control

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of good communication with subcontractors. 2) List several elements of a construction Daily Log Book.

  1. Management

  2. Materials

  3. Daily Log Book

 

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

 
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