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Construction Project Management, Scheduling, Estimating and Budgeting

Learn the principles of project planning, including time management and the use of effective tools and techniques.

Construction Project Management, Scheduling, Estimating and Budgeting
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Explore the tools used in tracking projects within the construction industry

This short course highlights the importance of time management and budgetary and performance analysis in construction projects.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to master the planning software used to facilitate these processes and discover how to assess progress and performance.

The course will focus on project management tools, the scope of the work and resource allocation.

What topics will you cover?

  • Time management scheduling
  • Development of work breakdown structures, activity sequencing and network analysis
  • Estimation techniques for activity duration, resource assignment and simulation
  • Progress and performance assessment

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain project planning and programming techniques
  • Describe the methods used for resource allocation
  • Explore project tracking performance analysis and reporting methods
  • Develop an understanding of project management tools and techniques such as Microsoft Project, time analysis and acceleration, and resource planning

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals looking to understand the tools and techniques used to manage projects.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Abdussalam Shibani Associate Professor in Construction Management, PhD in Construction and Project Management, Course Director MSc Construction Management with BIM.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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