Successful Project Management in Construction

Course Info

Code IND13-108

Duration 5 Days

Format Online Classroom

Course Summary

Effective project management is essential within any organisation, but especially within construction. Construction projects come with many different factors and considerations, and it is crucial to thoroughly plan and prepare to ensure the ideal result.

Successful project management requires those involved to be highly competent at their specific roles. Projects require multiple teams of individuals to work in alignment with one another to achieve maximum productivity while maintaining a high-quality output.

Cost management and site management are incredibly important factors to consider when beginning a project. Site management goes hand in hand with cost management, ensuring all material and product waste is minimised and disposed of in a safe manner. Investing in road construction and security can greatly and positively impact costs as these can remove the risk of materials becoming damaged in transportation and minimises the risk of vandalism.

However, arguably one of the most important aspects of project management is risk management. Conducting risk assessments and audits are an essential process that must be done regularly to guarantee employee safety and reduce the possibility of hazards occurring.

  • To understand the importance of effective project management.
  • To review what areas fall under project management.
  • To assess the role and responsibilities of each aspect of project management.
  • To develop strong communicational skills.
  • To delegate tasks efficiently and accordingly.
  • To enhance project productivity, reduce waste, costs and increase profitability.
  • To maintain risk management to protect the project development and employee safety.
  • To identify the steps of a process from innovation, planning, constructing, implementation and post-implementation monitoring.
  • To analyse methods and techniques of effective planning, record keeping and progress monitoring.

This course is designed for anyone within the process of project management who wishes to develop their skills. It would be most beneficial for:

  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Site Supervisors
  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Operations Managers
  • Planning and Design Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Financial Advisors

This course uses a variety of adult learning styles to aid full understanding and comprehension. Participants will review case studies based on established construction projects to highlight key management features and how they overcame challenges.

Participants will partake in a multitude of learning exercises to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the taught content. Combined with presentations, practical demonstrations, role-playing and group activities, participants will be highly confident on the related skills. They will also have the opportunity to work with one another to develop their own project management plans in relation to their specific roles.

Course Content & Outline

Section 1: Introduction to Project Management
  • Defining what project management is.
  • What external and internal factors influence project management.
  • The consequences of poor project management.
  • What features are included – cost, risk, change and implementation management.
  • Laws and regulations that impact construction projects.
  • The roles and responsibilities of a construction project manager.


Section 2: Innovation and Planning
  • The importance of innovation in project management.
  • Methods and techniques for encouraging innovation within a team.
  • Aligning client wants and needs with industry standards.
  • Creating action plans detailing project goals, objectives and ideal outcomes.
  • Ensuring all plans are fully comprehensible for all necessary personnel.
  • Project complexity and managing maturity models.


Section 3: Project Life Cycle and Cost Management
  • Understanding project phases and construction stages.
  • Assessing the 5 project lifecycle stages.
  • The importance of cost management.
  • Managing budget with project vision.
  • Project cost estimation.
  • The types of costs within projects – fixed, variable, direct and indirect costs.
  • Maintaining important financial documents such as cash flows to carefully monitor costs throughout project stages.


Section 4: Site Management
  • Establishing site boundaries.
  • Creating easily accessible roads so all vehicles can move freely and safely.
  • Providing the necessary accommodations to employees to ensure their tasks can be completed efficiently.
  • Ensuring all waste disposal is done safely and within guidelines for each material.
  • Employing site security where required.
  • Managing site logistics.


Section 5: Risk Management
  • Defining risk management.
  • The vitality of risk management within project management.
  • Conducting risk audits and assessments.
  • Methods of effectively and safely assessing potential risks.
  • Establishing risk management plans detailing risks and finding solutions if they were to occur.
  • Prioritising employee safety.

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