Construction Management

Professional Construction Manager Diploma Endorsed by ABC Awards I Exam Included I MCQ based assessment I Tutor Support

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Offer ends 11 April 2020
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Online, self-paced
320 Hours
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Endorsed by ABC Awards
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Effectively oversee the planning, design, and execution of a building project with the Construction Management course. This course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated awarding organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

In this introductory course, you will receive training on all areas of construction management, from planning and scheduling to management theories, subcontracting and cost estimation. You will also explore the project delivery and production process, project control techniques, and how to schedule construction materials.

Through this formal qualification, you will also develop essential management skills and gain practical, real-world knowledge which you can use to propel your career forward. This course is ideal for those who are new to construction or currently work in the construction industry and want to update their existing skills and knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Earn a recognised qualification in Construction Management
  • Identify the fundamental stages of a construction project
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role of a construction manager
  • Familiarise with the different elements of the design and construction process
  • Know how to accurately estimate the costs of a construction project
  • Have an awareness of health and safety regulations in the construction industry
  • Develop your understanding of human resource management, supply chain management and construction resource management
  • Understand the types of subcontractors in construction and the benefits of subcontracting
  • Explore methods of project delivery and current industry trends
  • Explore the basic components of a supply chain management system


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Construction Management

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Construction Management

  • The Construction Industry
  • Construction Industry in the UK
  • Construction Management Defined
  • The Construction Project
  • Project Values
  • The Owner Sets the Stage
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Types of Project Delivery
  • Trends in Project Delivery
  • What Does a Construction Manager Do?
  • Construction Management Functions
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • What It Takes to Be a Construction Manager
  • Construction Management Job Descriptions

Module 2: Construction Project Stages

  • The Design and Construction Process
  • The Design Stage
  • The Pre-construction Stage
  • The Procurement Stage
  • The Construction Stage
  • The Post-Construction Stage
  • The Successful Project

Module 3: Estimating Construction Project Costs

  • The Estimating Triangle
  • Types of Cost Estimates
  • Risk Analysis
  • Estimating Strategies
  • Work Breakdown
  • Quantity Take-Off
  • Pricing Self-Performed Work
  • Pricing Subcontracted Work
  • Jobsite General Conditions
  • Company Overhead Indirect Costs

Module 4: Construction Project Planning

  • Planning in Construction
  • Who Plans?
  • Planning Techniques
  • Bar Charts and Linked Bar Charts
  • Network Analysis
  • Programme Evaluation and Review Technique – PERT
  • Space-Time Diagrams
  • Last Planner
  • Modern Construction Planning
  • Planning Multiple Projects
  • Single Versus Multiple Project Planning

Module 5:Site Organisation in the Construction Industry

  • Site Boundaries
  • Access Roads
  • Design and Location of Temporary Roads
  • Materials of Construction
  • Provision of Services
  • Accommodation for Contracting Staff, Sub-Contractors and Client’s Representatives
  • Material Storage and Handling
  • Waste Disposal
  • Site Logistics
  • The Location of Fixed Plant
  • Hoardings
  • Communications
  • Security in the Construction Site

Module 6: Construction Resource Management

  • The Objective of Resource Management
  • Project Resource Management
  • Aspects of Resource Management
  • Tabulation of Labour Requirements
  • Project Labour Summary
  • Variation in Labour Demand
  • Manpower Levelling
  • Heuristic Manpower Leveling
  • Restricted Labour Supply
  • Equipment Management and Scheduling
  • The Construction Supply Chain
  • Material Scheduling
  • Resource Expediting

Module 7: Subcontracting in the Construction Industry

  • Subcontract Scopes of Work
  • Subcontract Documents
  • Subcontractor Prequalification
  • Subcontractor Selection
  • Subcontractor Management

Module 8: Construction Cost and Time Control

Part 1: Construction Cost Control

  • Construction Cost control
  • Work Packages
  • Management Reports
  • Quotes & Tenders
  • Subcontractor Orders
  • Manage Subcontractors
  • Coordinate and Plan Deliveries
  • Labour Productivity
  • Damage to Equipment and Property
  • Equipment Productivity
  • Minimise Weather Losses

Part 2: Time Management in the Construction Industry

  • Time Management in the Construction Industry
  • Using The Schedule to Control Your Projects and Your Life
  • Reduce Total Construction Time
  • Selecting A Scheduling System
  • Checklists
  • Daily To-Do Lists and Planners

Module 9: Equipment Cost Management

  • Ownership Costs
  • How Much to Own
  • Reasons To Buy
  • Competitive Position
  • Calculating Equipment Costs
  • Time And Usage
  • Replacement Costs
  • Equipment Costs Charged To Projects
  • Idle Equipment
  • Cash Flow
  • Equipment Obsolescence
  • Replacement Cost Incurred Daily

Module 10: Elements of Contractor Failure

  • Capitalising on Experience
  • Increase in Project Size
  • Unfamiliarity with New Geographic Areas
  • Moving into New Types of Construction
  • Changes in Key Personnel
  • Lack of Managerial Maturity in Expanding Organisations

Module 11: Supply Chain Management in the Construction Industry

  • What is Supply Chain Management?
  • Supply Chain Network
  • Subcontract or In-House
  • Location of Outsourcing Suppliers and Subcontractors
  • Forecasting
  • Managing the Supply Chain
  • Managing Communication
  • Managing Information Flow
  • Dispute Procedures
  • Value Engineering
  • Compatible Systems
  • Long-term Relationships
  • Sourcing from Other Countries

Module 12: Quality Management in the Construction Industry

  • Notions of Quality
  • Quality in Transition
  • Quality Control and Inspection
  • Definition and Objectives of Quality Control
  • Quality Control Implemented in Construction
  • Quality Assurance
  • Definition of Quality Terms
  • Quality Standards
  • Developing and Implementing Quality Systems
  • Quality Assurance in Construction
  • Total Quality Management
  • Total Quality Management Principles
  • Development of TQM in a Company
  • Total Quality Management Tools and Techniques

Module 13: Human Resources Management

  • Strategy and Organisation – Human Resource Planning
  • External Factors Affecting Human Resource Planning
  • Internal Factors Affecting Human Resource Planning
  • Sources of Potential Personnel
  • Recruitment and Selection of Employees
  • Training and Staff Development
  • Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Salaries, Wages and Pensions
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Dealing with Staff Reductions
  • Industrial Relations
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Factors Influencing Industrial Relations
  • How to Deal with a Problem

Module 14: Risk Analysis and Management

  • Dealing with Risks
  • Assessment of Risks
  • Responding to Risks
  • Conducting a Risk assessment
  • Monitoring and Feedback
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Initiation
  • Continuity Planning
  • Implementation
  • Operational Management

Module 15: Health and Safety in the Construction Industry

Part 1:Key Legislation and Regulations for The Construction Industry

  • Legal obligations – Background
  • Financial Costs of An Accident
  • Moral Obligations
  • Self-Preservation
  • Key Legislation and Regulations for The Construction Industry
  • Welfare Requirements

Part 2: Managing Safety within the Construction Industry

  • Managing Safety within the Construction Industry
  • Safety Policy
  • Organisation of Safety and Lines of Communication
  • Safety Committees
  • Instruction and Training

Module 16: Sustainability and the Environment

  • Sustainability Issues: Technical or Social-Economic?
  • Integration in the Construction Industry
  • Where Do We Start?
  • The Construction Manager and Sustainability
  • The Pre-Project Phase
  • Pre-Construction Phase
  • The Construction Phases
  • Environmental Issues
  • Economic Issues
  • Social Issues
  • Institutional Issues


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the accreditation fee of £108. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Who is this course for?

This endorsed Construction Management Diploma is ideal for beginners who want an introduction to this field to develop the essential skills required for project planning, design and construction work. Our online courses are specially designed for distance learning, offering flexible virtual classroom modules that you can study at your own convenience.

Career path

After completing your online studies, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of job roles within the field of construction management, including:

  • Construction Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Development Project Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Assistant
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Project Assistant

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