Professional Certificate in

Construction Management

Learn how to manage and deliver successful construction projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Construction management preparation, planning, design, engineering, business, and technical practices used in the construction industry. Also includes an awareness of ethical, social, and legal responsibilities for construction management professionals.
  • Examines the construction project management industry and the profession by looking at the nature of the industry, future trends, and opportunities. The Program outlines the different sectors of the industry and various project delivery methods.
  • How estimators and schedulers can make or break a construction project.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM), a virtual color representation of a building in three dimensions and how it is used as a tool to support the project design.
  • Sustainable methods and construction materials, building systems, and controls in the construction industry, and the future trends in sustainable construction management.

Overview

In this program you will learn to successfully manage construction projects and deliver with the skills of a modern Construction Manager. During the past several years, the construction industry and the built environment has been through enormous changes. From general contracting to construction management to project management and program management.

Construction Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the many activities required to complete a project successfully. This requires both practitioners and students to understand the many aspects of the world of owners, designers, developers, local, state, & federal government agencies, tenants, regulatory agencies, community groups & stakeholders, contracting lawyers, zoning attorneys, environmental lawyers, insurance providers, financial agencies, bonding companies, and subcontractors.

The successful Construction Manager must recognize the role of each participant, understand the nature of the project, and utilize modern management tools to bring the project forward in a timely and cost-effective manner. In addition, the Construction Manager also has his or her own organization and staffing to navigate including those of the owner and the designer. The recipe for success is indeed a complicated one.

Core concepts include:

Cost estimating and schedule controls necessary for project productivity and quality control.
How to manage the sustainable civil engineering infrastructure process.
Role of construction management in civil engineering, and how a construction management program benefits all parties in the industry.
The most critical construction methods and construction materials needed to deliver.
The characteristics that a successful construction project manager needs to understand and utilize, including problem solving.
The roles of the people involved in the planning, design, and construction process, and the tools required to manage and lead the people in the project.
How modern CM practice emphasizes an expanded role for the construction management professional during the planning, design, and early construction process.
Cost engineering and cost control, and how those will ensure an effective feedback system.
Project administration procedures, communication protocols, and project planning.
How the construction project manager is key to creating an atmosphere where the owner and designer support is established.
Sustainable construction management and sustainable design best practices.
Integrating safety programs and disaster prevention into sustainable construction practices.
Sustainable facility management, energy management and renewable energy.
Green building construction.
Strategic planning and project financial analysis.
Explores the legal and administrative world of projects.

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Certificate At A Glance

  • Expert Instruction 4 Skill Building Courses
  • Self-Paced Progress at your own speed
  • 4 Months 2 - 3 hours per week
  • $716.40 For the full program experience Regularly $796.00 when paying per-course
  • 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Earn PDUs toward your Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Mangement Professional (PMP) certification

Job Outlook

  • The average salary for Construction Manager in the U.S. is $113,612. Salary.com
  • A recession-proof industry with few downturns due population growth, replacement of failing infrastructure, and stimulus that construction provides the economy.
  • An 8% expected YoY growth through 2029 accounting for over 40,000 new jobs. BLS
  • Career prospects include roles such as Construction Manager, Contracts Manager, General Contractor, Project Manager, or Project Engineer.

Instructors

Your Instructor

Neil Schulman

Professor Schulman is a seasoned manager with over 40 year’s experience. He is passionate about the field of construction management and teaches others what he has experienced in the construction industry.

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