Demystifying Project Management in Construction – PM131

Learn in a classroom environment with your peers, face to face.

Course Lenght: 2 days

Audience: Managers/Supervisors/Team Leaders / Team members /Employees involved in construction industry.

Learning objectives

Based on an assigned case study or an existing project, the learner, whether in management, administration or operations, will create a project Charter, a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), A RACI (Responsible-Accountable-Consulted-Informed) and a communication plan to enable a project team to achieve the assigned objectives.

The expected results

The activities carried out will be used as an evaluation model to measure students’ achievement of these results. The learner will be part of a group (project team) for which he will participate in workshops to complement various project documents (objectives).
For example, the group will have a template and will create a project Charter, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), the RACI (Responsible-Accountable-Consulted-Informed) and the communication plan based on the assigned case study or a real project on which one of the learners works. The instructor will do everything to make sure that he / she understands the work and answers questions..
The duration of the course is two days.


The methodology used in this two-day training is based on an interactive approach where the instructor encourages participants to collaborate with them. The instructor will guide and assist participants in increasing their knowledge and experience to integrate this new material into their work environment.

Different types of construction contracts: best practices.

This course will cover:

• Construction
– Overview of the Construction Industry in Canada
– Socio-economic impact of construction

• Process group following the project life cycle.
– Initiation
– Planning
– Executing
– Monitoring and controlling
– Closing

• Knowledge Areas
Ten knowledge areas identified by “The Guide to the Project Management body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Fifth Edition) will be covered.

• Leadership and communication in Project Management

– Difference between Management and Leadership
– Importance of Communication in Project Management

• Regulations
– National Building Code Summary-Code 205
– Types of de Regulation in Canada
– Building Construction Standards in Canada: Materials, Equipment, Health & Safety, Environment
– LEED Certification

Different types of Construction Projects
– Residential
– Commercial
– Industrial

Key stakeholders in construction project
– The contracting authority
– Prime contractor
– Subcontracting

Procurement strategy
– Contract by agreement (sole source)
– Limited consultation
– Invitation to tender

Different types of construction contract:
– Lump sum contract
– Fixed cost contract
– Cost reimbursement contract
– Unit price contract

• Project initiation (Identification)

– Create project charter (project summary) for a construction project
– Identify Stakeholders
– Refer to the documents of the construction project (drawings, plans, blue prints) as a case study

Project Planning
– MS Project
– ITM Platform
– Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
– Sequence Activities
– Efforts / Duration
– Develop a Network Diagram
– Critical Path – Network Analysis
– Plan a project – Gantt Chart
– Compress the duration
– Estimate Costs
– Develop a communication plan
– Develop the risk management strategy

• Executing / Monitoring and Controlling project
– Execute a project
– Monitor et control a construction project
– Integrated change report
– Work progress and performance report

• Project closing
– Develop lessons learning
– Closing project report

Course evaluation
An evaluation of the course will be made by the learners once the course is completed.

Supplementary Material
A student manual is available for the learner to follow both during the instructor presentation and in the case study.

Benefits for participants
Throughout the activities, learners will be able to review their current project management practices and apply new methods that will improve their professional performance.

Note: The course outline may be subject to change.

Price: $ 1, 495 plus taxes