Project Management

 This course requires an enrollment key

logoCourse Description

This course provides an excellent form of instruction for the beginning project manager with training on the identifiable fundamentals of planning, developing and managing a construction project. Emphasis on the process is provided by the examination of an actual bridge project example that utilized most every conceivable step possible. A thorough review of construction inspection fundamentals and the tools needed to effectively perform those duties is provided. Preparation for a clean project close out at audit time begins at the time of letting with the clear and concise plans, notes and specifications. Using proper forms and methods for item note keeping, a diary, and specific quantities from the start of and throughout a project can insure a successful audit (and full reimbursement) at completion.

Actual case studies of two major projects (a multi-year highway/bridge construction and a complete street reversion) involved all these principles but also included many difficult (and trying) challenges. The circumstances provided by these examples provide both enlightenment and education to even those experienced inspectors and project managers, while again emphasizing the importance of the basics discussed earlier.

Utilization of an asset management system by a city is described and explained as a management tool used to differentiate the need for management of both maintenance and construction work. Using this type of planning/management tool allows an agency to be able to conduct the most efficient and effective combinations to meet an their budget and/or condition goals.

Objectives: Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key components of managing parts of (or all) of projects
  • Know where to find forms and get assistance for accurate records
  • Recognize that challenges are inevitable and must be taken care of and recorded as provided in the specifications, using the engineer’s judgment.

This course requires an enrollment key