Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Offered as an intensive two day training course, this programme has been specifically developed to align with the CIOB 5th edition of the ‘Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development’, which includes the BIM mandate and the environmental mandate.

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Offered as an intensive two day training course, this programme has been specifically developed to align with the CIOB 5th edition of the ‘Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development’, which includes the BIM mandate and the environmental mandate.

Effective project management involves the assessment and management of risk. It represents the overall planning, co-ordination and control of a project from inception to completion and aims to meet the client's requirements by delivering a project to specification, on time and to budget.

The programme is ideal for those who will use the code of practice in the workplace and also those who wish to understand best practice in project and construction management.

This is a highly interactive training course, with exercises based on case studies as follows:

  • Project Manager selection criteria
  • Leadership diagnostic
  • Produce and present a Project Mandate
  • Client Objectives and Business Case
  • Appraising the feasibility of three options
  • Prepare Project Brief and Stakeholder Plan
  • Causes of Project Failure
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Planning
  • Outline Schedule
  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Project Execution Plan
  • Design Delivery Plan
  • Value Management & Engineering
  • Selection Criteria for the Contractor
  • Collaborative Working Attributes
  • Dealing with change scenarios
  • Performance Management Plan
  • Preparing a Handover Plan

Additional material

To aid learning, those who attend this training course will receive a complimentary copy of the book, Code of Practice for Project Managers for Construction and Development (ISBN: 1-4051-0309-4).

This training course has been mapped to:

  • UK-SPEC Competence C1: Plan for effective project implementation
  • ICE Key Attribute 3A: Ability to plan for effective project implementation

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Day 1

Session 1 - Introduction and Overview

  • Introductions, house-keeping and course objectives
  • Project Management definitions
  • Characteristics of construction projects and project management
  • Introduction to the COP 8 Stages of Project Management
  • Comparison between CIOB COP and RIBA Plan of Work; BIM Plan of Work; BS6079-1-2010; ISO 215000-2012; PRINCE2; PMI BOK and APM BOK
  • Key decisions, processes, objectives, deliverables and resources
  • Introduction of the case study

Session 2 - The Inception Stage: the methodologies contained in the COP for this first project stage

  • Stage checklists, processes, outcomes and client objectives
  • The internal team
  • The project manager
  • Project needs
  • Project mandate
  • Environmental mandate
  • BIM mandate

Session 3 - The Feasibility and Strategy Stages
The Feasibility Stage

  • Stage checklists, processes, outcomes and client objectives
  • Outline project brief
  • Feasibility studies
  • Procurement route
  • Sustainable development including life-cycle costing
  • Site selection and acquisition
  • Project brief
  • Design brief
  • Funding and investment appraisal
  • Development planning and control
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Business case and approval to proceed
  • BIM brief

The Strategy Stage

  • Stage checklists, processes, outcomes and client objectives
  • Project governance and selecting the project team
  • Risk management
  • Project planning
  • Cost planning and control
  • Change management
  • Design management process

Session 4 - The Pre-Construction Stage

  • Environmental management
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Quality management
  • Commissioning strategy
  • Procurement strategy
  • Employer’s requirements document
  • Project execution plan
  • BIM strategy
  • The Project handbook

Day 2

Session 1 - Pre-Construction

  • Stage checklists, processes and outcomes
  • Managing the development of the design
  • Value Management and value engineering
  • Procuring the supply chain including managing tenders
  • Contract award and contractual arrangements

Session 2 - Pre-Construction Continued

  • Collaborative working
  • Pre-start meeting
  • Establishing the site
  • Control, monitoring and reporting systems
  • The contractor’s schedule
  • Updating the risk management plan
  • Payments
  • Managing change and variation control
  • Dispute resolution
  • BIM Strategy for this stage

Session 3 - Construction

  • Stage checklists, processes and outcomes
  • Project team duties and responsibilities
  • Performance monitoring and reporting
  • Public liaison
  • Quality management, inspection and snagging

Session 4 - Testing and Commissioning

  • Stage checklists, processes and outcomes
  • Procuring commissioning services
  • The testing and commissioning process and programming
  • Main tasks
  • Commissioning documentation: O&M manuals; As-Built drawings; H&S file; Building Owner’s and Occupier’s Handbooks

Session 5 - Completion, Hand-over and Operation

  • Stage checklists, processes and outcomes
  • Planning and scheduling handover
  • Practical completion and handover procedures
  • Client operational commissioning
  • Client occupation and soft landings

Session 6 - Post-completion Review

  • Stage checklists, processes and outcomes
  • Post occupancy evaluation
  • Project audit and performance studies
  • Project feedback and close out report

By the end of this training course, delegates will:

  • Become proficient in using vital project management processes
  • Be able to produce key project management documents
  • Undertake effective administration of construction contracts, whether working for client, contractor or consultant
  • Be clear on the key components of construction contracts and what constitutes good contract administration, including:
    • The tender process and its implementation
    • Consultancy appointments
    • Dispute avoidance and the dispute resolution process
    • Insurance, liabilities and warranties in the construction industry
    • The English legal system and the principles of contract law

This training course is designed for staff from contractor, design, and client organisations including:

  • Civil engineers
  • Assistant project managers
  • Construction managers
  • Construction professionals
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Architects
  • Project engineers
  • Planning supervisors
  • Cost and planning engineers

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