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Construction Project Management

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Educational beyond my expectation! Excellent in all areas of discussion!

— Robert Leach

Good construction project management has always been very important but in today’s challenging construction market, it is critically important.  Avoid costly claims and litigation – start managing your risk better today.

Ensure that your construction projects are finished on time and within budget.  Finishing within budget  will be impossible if the job results in costly claims and lawsuits. Being aware and informed of current construction issues and trends is more important than ever and that has never been easier than it is now. Sign up for this in-house training and get the critical information and updates your team needs to succeed on your next construction project, even in today’s tough economy.

Whether you are new to the project management profession or a seasoned professional, this training will have something of value for you. You simply can’t afford to miss this training opportunity – contact us today!

Benefits for You

·   Hear about risk management strategies you can use immediately

·   See how to minimize your risk by understanding the nuts and bolts of construction contracts

·   Get tips on tackling delay, inefficiency and acceleration headaches – put the project back on track

·   Understand how to sidestep common pitfalls by using CPM scheduling to your advantage

·   Listen to tips on using documentation to manage – and prevent – construction claims

·   Learn how to reduce headaches by using strategies for dealing with project changes


Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits may be available upon request. Contact us at 866-352-9540 for more information.

Course Designed For

Attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, owners, project managers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, developers, real estate professionals and other professionals interested in construction project management


Tuition will be based on number of attendees you plan to have participate in this training course. Our In-House training is very affordable and our staff will help you maximize your training dollars.


I.      Defining Project Success or Failure

A.    The Perspectives of the Key Parties

1.                  The Owner's View

2.                  The Contractor's View

3.                  The Designer's View


B.     Project Risk Awareness

1.                  All Construction Projects Have Elements of Risk

2.                  Defining Project Risk


II.   Project Delivery Approaches

A.    The Traditional Approach – Design-Bid-Build

B.     Alternative Approaches

1.                  Design-Build

2.                  Construction Manager – At Risk

3.                  Construction Manager – Agency


III.           The Contract as a Risk Management Tool

A.    Understanding Construction Contracts

1.                  What Makes Up the Contract?

2.                  Clauses in the General Conditions

3.                  The Use of Supplementary Conditions


B.     Standard Contract Forms


1.                  AIA Family of Contracts

2.                  AGC Contracts

3.                  EJCDC

4.                  DBIA Contracts

5.                  CMAA Contracts

C.     Selecting a Contract Type


IV.           Managing Cost and Time

A.    The Estimating Process

B.     Schedule of Values

C.     Monitoring Costs

D.    Schedule as a Useful Project Management Tool.

E.     Scheduling Basics – CPM

1.                  Critical Path, Critical Activities, Float

2.                  Basic Activity Properties

3.                  Basic Relationship Properties

4.                  Basic Network Properties

F.      Reviewing and Approving Schedules

G.    Schedule Updates and Revisions.


V.   Addressing Project Changes – Claims

1.                  Common Types of Changes

2.                  The Importance of a Good Changes Clause

3.                  Constructive Changes

4.                  Actions to Take When a Change Occurs

5.                  Assessing the Impact of a Change


VI.           Project Impacts

A.    Delays

B.     Inefficiency and Loss of Productivity

1.                  Methods of Measuring Lost Productivity

C.     Acceleration

1.                  Directed Acceleration

2.                  Constructive Acceleration

D.    Claims


VII.        Dispute Avoidance, Mitigation, and Resolution

A.    Dispute Avoidance

1.                  Pre-Bid Measures

2.                  Post-Award Measures

B.     Dispute Mitigation

1.                  Communication

2.                  Documentation Tips

C.     Dispute Resolution

1.                  Claim Negotiation

2.                  Administrative Process

3.                  Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation

4.                  Other ADR Options

D.    Contract Default or Termination

E.     The Formula For Success



J. Scott Lowe, P.E.

·   Principal in Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

·   Expertise in construction claim preparation and evaluation, dispute resolution, technical document development, CPM scheduling, contract administration and cost analysis

·   Certified construction documents technologist

·   Nationally renowned speaker

·   Published author, having written the book Construction on Contaminated Sites

·   B.S. degree in civil engineering, Northwestern University