Project Manager's Playbook for Construction

The guide to project execution and control

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With just 10 hours of high-impact training

The Project Manager is completely responsible for cost control, contracts, changes and risk management.  That's a tall order.  Get the training you need for the position and set your project up for success.  

 

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The path to becoming a successful Project Manager takes dedication and time, but if you have the right tools in your toolbox, you'll be well on your way.

Curriculum

Introduction to the Project Manager's Playbook

13:44

  • Introduction to the Project Manager's Playbook FREE PREVIEW

Buyout

46:28

  • Introduction to Buyout FREE PREVIEW
  • Drawing and Specification Review
  • Dividing and Assigning Work
  • Writing a Scope of Work
  • Bid Packages
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways FREE PREVIEW
  • Quiz - Breach

Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements and Purchase Orders

31:24

  • Introduction to Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements and Purchase Orders
  • Contract Types
  • Contract Documents and Considerations
  • Clear and Unambiguous Contract Example
  • Contract Terminology and Supplier Considerations
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements and Purchase Orders

Precon Steps for Subcontractors

26:15

  • Introduction to the Precon Steps for Subcontractors
  • The Preconstruction Conference (Precon Meeting)
  • Administrative Procedures to Review
  • Site Logistics to Review
  • Safety and Quality Topics to Review
  • Coordination and Meeting to Review along with Closeout Considerations
  • Preparatory Meeting
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Precon Steps for Subcontractors

Risk

31:26

  • Introduction to Risk FREE PREVIEW
  • Quantifying Risk and an Example
  • Additional Risk Management Examples
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Risk

Insurance

22:19

  • Introduction to Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • General Liability and Builder's Risk Insurance
  • Professional Liability and Other Types of Insurance
  • Insurance Claim Examples
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Insurance

Bonds

20:52

  • Introduction to Bonds
  • Performance Bonds
  • Payment and Bid Bonds
  • Bond Example
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Bonds

Breach of Contract

35:53

  • Introduction to Breach of Contract FREE PREVIEW
  • Definitions - Material, Minor, Implied and Anticipatory Breach
  • Examples of Breach
  • Remedies for Breach
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Breach of Contract

Changes

32:12

  • Introduction to Changes
  • Reasons for Changes to a Construction Contract
  • Process to Incorporate Changes to the Contract
  • Potential Issues and Disputes
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Changes

Schedule Updates

26:56

  • Introduction to Schedule Updates
  • The Baseline Schedule
  • The Schedule - What Could Go Wrong?
  • Process to Perform Schedule Updates
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Schedule Updates

Earned Value

32:30

  • Introduction to Earned Value
  • Earned Value Definitions
  • Example to Establish BCWS, ACWP and BCWP
  • Example Analysis and Key Indicators
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Earned Value

Differing Site Conditions

29:47

  • Introduction to Differing Site Conditions FREE PREVIEW
  • The Differing Site Conditions Clause and Requirements
  • Examples of Differing Site Conditions
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Differing Site Conditions

Delay

38:40

  • Introduction to Delay
  • Delay Definitions and Contract Clauses
  • Examples of Delay
  • Delay Gameshow!
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Delay

Time Extensions and Damages for Delay

16:57

  • Introduction to Time Extensions and Damages for Delay
  • Time Extension Requirements and Process
  • Damages for Delay
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Time Extensions and Damages for Delay

Acceleration

15:23

  • Introduction to Acceleration and Constructive Acceleration
  • Directed and Voluntary Acceleration
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Acceleration

Progress Payments

41:43

  • Introduction to Progress Payments and Cash Flow FREE PREVIEW
  • Typical Payment Terms
  • Pay Application Example
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Progress Payments

Productivity, Labor and Units

38:37

  • Introduction to Productivity, Labor and Units
  • Productivity Example
  • The Labor Report
  • Affects on Productivity - Actual vs. Planned
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Productivity, Labor and Units

Financial Projections (Cost Forecasting)

42:13

  • Introduction to Financial Projections
  • Budget Tracking - Design, Precon, Home Office Supervision, General Conditions
  • Budget Tracking - Cost of Work Example, Contingency, Fee, Incentives
  • Cost Forecasting - Financial Projections
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Financial Projections

Documentation, Records and Claims

32:49

  • Introduction to Documentation, Records and Claims FREE PREVIEW
  • Documentation Definition and Requirements
  • Types of Documentation for Events, Meetings, Decisions, Communication, Position
  • Claims
  • Discovery and Documentation Recommendations
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Documentation, Records and Claims

Dispute Resolution

17:49

  • Introduction to Dispute Resolution
  • Typical Dispute Resolution Options and Contract Requirements
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Dispute Resolution

Dispute Avoidance and Negotiation

45:27

  • Introduction to Dispute Avoidance and Negotiation
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • Key Points in Negotiation
  • Negotiation Techniques - Preparation, Emotion
  • Negotiation Techniques - Connection, Aggression, Teamwork
  • Negotiation - What Works For Me
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways
  • Quiz - Dispute Avoidance and Negotiation

Conclusion

06:15

  • Conclusion - Project Manager's Playbook for Construction

About Your Instructor

Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Senior Instructor

Matt Morris is a registered professional engineer and has extensive experience in many aspects of the engineering and construction industry. He holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his roles as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force and a project manager for a major commercial general contractor, Matt has led over 160 projects totaling over $1 Billion. As a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado School of Mines, Matt has taught over 1,800 students through 16 different university courses.  Matt’s experience spans across many markets, including federal government, public works, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, laboratory, pharmaceutical, corporate, heavy civil and water conveyance. Additionally, Matt’s varied roles have enabled him to manage every phase of a project as an owner, contractor and designer.  Matt is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

matt@construction-education.com

Skills

Contracts

Risk Management

Cost Control

Change Management

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