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What you will learn:
  • An Introduction to Successful Construction Management
  • Construction Projects Development and Organisation
  • Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection
  • Maintaining Site Organisation
  • Equipment Planning and Management
  • Manage Your Materials
  • Storage and Waste Management
  • Purchase Management
  • Maintaining Quality Throughout Construction
  • Important Legal Contract Information and HR


Study Construction Management Course Online and Broaden Your Knowledge in The Field of Construction

This Construction Management Course Online is the perfect choice for those looking to broaden their knowledge in the field of construction and equip themselves with the skills that they need to progress their career in this area. Broken down into ten comprehensive and easy to follow modules, you will learn all about the full life cycle of the construction management process and gain a detailed understanding of the key disciplines in the sector.

What you will learn with our Construction Management Course Online

  • The important phases of a construction management project, including design, pre-construction, procurement, construction and commissioning/completion
  • The key activities that take place in each phase of a construction project and what success looks like
  • The key technical skills and personal attributes that you need to become a good construction manager and how to develop a career in the field of construction management
  • How project management skills can be successfully used within construction
  • Estimating and bidding for construction work and how to write a successful tender
  • The importance of health and safety on a construction site, including how to conduct risk assessments, manual handling techniques and dealing with accidents, injuries and hazardous materials
  • How to choose, purchase and manage your equipment and building materials, including the importance of sustainability and environmentally friendly policies in the construction sector
  • Implementing appropriate storage and waste management strategies on a construction site
  • Why training is vital for all workers within construction, the key areas to train workers on and the different methods of training delivery
  • An understanding of the purchasing process within a construction project, how to implement a stock control process and how to successfully negotiate with suppliers as part of a good purchasing strategy
  • How to ensure good quality across the different phases of construction management, including quality standards and dealing with site inspections and legal regulations
  • An overview of different types of employment and worker statutes found in the construction sector, including the use of contractors and subcontractors
  • Common reasons for disputes and ways to avoid and resolve conflict.

Construction Management Course Online - Requirements

The Construction Management Course Online is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Construction Management Course Online
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Construction Management Online Certificate Course

Module 1: An Introduction to Successful Construction Management

Construction management is defined as the leading and overseeing of the entire process of any given industrial work from scratch to the final product.

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What is construction management – its definition, its purpose and its key principles
  • The key skills and personal attributes that you need to be a Construction Manager
  • The stages of construction management and why they are important
  • What successful construction management looks like?
  • What is required for a career in construction management?

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. What is construction management?
  2. Key skills and personal attributes required to be a good Construction Manager
  3. The stages of construction management
  4. What does successful construction management look like?
  5. Negotiation for improved results
  6. Consider using tools to support the construction management process
  7. A career in construction management

Summary:

The first module provides you with an overview of the field of construction management that will be the foundation of knowledge as you proceed to the next nine modules. It also discusses the main purpose and principles of construction management and has a better understanding of the career. 

Module 2: Construction Projects Development and Organization

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What project management is and how it can support the process of construction management
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction delivery methods
  • Organizing a construction project – Planning
  • Organizing a construction project – Scheduling
  • An overview of bidding for a construction contract

Main Stages that Takes Place in Construction Management

  • Design
  • Pre-construction
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Completion

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What pro project management is and how, does it relate to construction management?
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction management methods
  • Planning
  • Smart Objectives
  • Roles in the construction industry
  • What is construction management scheduling?
  • How to create a construction schedule
  • Bidding for a construction project

Summary:

It is essential to first build your knowledge on what construction management is because for this module, it tackles and focuses on the different key stages and processes involved in this career.

Module 3: Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • How to estimate construction work – methods, pitfalls and adding mark-up
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • Important factors when choosing a construction site
  • The site visit/site investigation and what to expect

Knowing how to estimate the cost of construction work and subsequently submit a realistic and practical tender or proposal and how to select a suitable site upon which to build are considered critical to ensure success for any proposed construction. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • Your cost estimating experience and judgment
  • Methods of estimating
  • The advantages of estimating software or spreadsheets
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • General tips for writing a proposal
  • Site selection
  • Legal requirements

Summary:

This module focuses on estimating the cost of construction work since it is considered crucial for anybody considering a career in construction management. It was also discussed the various factors that you should consider when it comes to estimating the cost. 

Module 4: Maintaining Site Organization

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The importance of maintaining good site organization and key legislation, to help you to create a safe and well-organized site
  • The key features of a well-organized construction site
  • Factors to consider when organizing a construction site
  • Documentation and administrative requirements
  • Health and Safety in relation to construction management
  • The importance of risk assessments and how to conduct them
  • Accidents and injuries

For the first three modules, it mainly covered the pre-work associated with any construction project and now onwards it will focus on the different things that a construction manager will need to consider and implement once the building project begins.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The importance of a well-organized site
  • Delegation
  • Traffic management on a construction site
  • Welfare of people on the construction site
  • How to keep the public safe
  • Documentation and administrative requirements
  • Risk assessments
  • Which types of workers should I risk assess?
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)

Summary:

The fourth module provides you with the fundamental principles that are involved in organizing a construction site. It focuses on the importance of the role of construction management when it comes to handling and keeping a safe construction site management and familiarizing one's self with the risk assessment within the areas of your construction project.

Module 5: Equipment Planning and Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The benefits of using construction equipment and the factors to consider when choosing the best types for your construction project
  • The different types of equipment available
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment – purchasing, renting and leasing
  • What is depreciation and the different methods to measure it
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – different types and the benefits that they offer

This module will be broadly split into two areas:

  1. The planning of the types of equipment that will be used for the project 
  2. The management of said equipment 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Factors affecting the choice of equipment
  • Types of construction equipment
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment
  • Equipment cost
  • Depreciation
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • When to use PPE and how to choose it

Summary:

This module provides an overview of the critical things to be considered in the field of construction equipment management. Throughout the module, you will be able to understand the main factors that you have to consider when it comes to choosing the right types of construction equipment for your project.

Module 6: Managing Your Materials

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What are building materials and why are they important
  • Naturally occurring building materials
  • Man-made building materials
  • Factors to consider when choosing building materials
  • Sustainability in construction
  • The Building Act 1984 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Hazardous materials and COSHH regulations
  • Building products and other supplementary materials

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. What are building materials?
  2. Naturally occurring materials
  3. Man-made materials
  4. Factors to consider when choosing materials
  5. Sustainability in construction
  6. The Building Act 1984 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003
  7. Hazardous substances and COSHH
  8. Building products and other supplementary materials

Summary:

The sixth module main focus is about the materials that will be used for the construction project. It tackles the various factors that must be considered by a construction manager when it comes to choosing the materials that are most suitable for the particular construction.

Module 7: Storage and Waste Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The importance of appropriate storage within construction and factors to consider when deciding on storage options
  • Advice for storing different types of construction materials and equipment
  • What manual handling is and how to mitigate risks associated with it
  • How to manage waste and how to implement a waste management strategy, to maximize reusing and recycling of materials
  • The importance of training on a construction project and different methods to deliver training effectively

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. Effective storage of construction materials and equipment
  2. Advice for storing materials and equipment
  3. How to store building materials
  4. Manual handling
  5. How to manage waste
  6. Recycling and reusing materials
  7. Waste regulations
  8. Health and safety
  9. Task or role specific training

Summary:

This module discusses the importance of implementing appropriate storage solutions across the construction project. It also covered the essential factors that should be considered when it comes to choosing the right storage. Another part of the module tackles the management of waste wherein the importance of applying more eco-friendly solutions to manage waste production for the construction project.

Module 8: Purchase Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • A summary of the purchasing process within construction management and reasons why it is important to have a purchasing strategy for maximum benefits
  • What stock/inventory control is and the factors to consider in its implementation
  • How to find and choose suppliers as part of the purchasing process
  • How to successfully negotiate with suppliers
  • Potential problems arising from the purchasing process

This module will mainly focus on the purchasing of materials needed and required for the course of the construction project. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Materials management
  • Why is it important to get the purchasing plan or strategy right?
  • Purchase orders
  • Inventory/ Stock control
  • Procurement vs purchasing
  • How to find a supplier
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions with a supplier
  • Drawing up a contract or a Service Level Agreement

Summary:

For the eighth module, it covered the purchasing of the different materials and equipment that will be used for the project. This module also focused on the importance of creating a strategic plan when it comes to purchasing of materials and various products.

Module 9: Maintaining Quality throughout Construction

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • Ways to ensure quality in the design and construction phases
  • The importance of quality assurance and quality control, including the ISO 9000 standards
  • The importance of site inspections and how to deal with the outcomes of such inspections
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in construction management
  • Completion of the construction project and commissioning of the new building.

It is essential for every industry to know the importance of quality and its characteristics and the different ways it can be incorporated to your construction project.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Quality in the design phase
  • Quality in the construction phase
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Site inspections
  • Site inspection reports
  • Conflict within the construction process
  • How to resolve conflict and disputes in the workplace?
  • Completion of the construction project and commissioning of the new building
  • Training staff on the functionality of the building

Summary:

This module discusses the importance of incorporating quality within the construction project. It also covers more specific mechanisms in ensuring the quality of a project. Lastly, it focuses on the importance of providing a thorough commissioning process at the end of the construction process. 

Module 10: Important legal contract information and HR

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • An overview of different employment statuses, such as employed staff, contractors, subcontractors, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Contractors and subcontractors – advantages and disadvantages of using them and how to work with them in the best possible way
  • Statutory entitlements and common legal and contractual clauses
  • Key principles of working with employed staff, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Construction contract claims – common reasons for dispute and how to avoid it
  • Using mediation and arbitration to resolve conflicts

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. Employment statuses
  2. Employed workers
  3. Contractors and sub-contractors
  4. Working with contractors and subcontractors
  5. Hiring employed staff
  6. Zero hours contracts and agency workers
  7. Construction contract claims

Summary:

For the last module, it covered a summary of the various kinds of employees that can be found within the construction sector. This module also covered the contracts and the key points that have to be covered before entering the project. Furthermore, lastly, it discussed the reasons for misunderstandings between parties within the construction and how to prevent or at least minimize conflicts in order to achieve informal resolution.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Module 1: An Introduction to Successful Construction Management

  • What is construction management - its definition, its purpose and its key principles
  • The key skills and personal attributes that you need to be a Construction Manager
  • The stages of construction management and why they are important
  • What successful construction management looks like

Module 2: Construction Projects Development and Organisation

  • What project management is and how it can support the process of construction management
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction delivery methods
  • Organising a construction project - Planning

Module 3: Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • How to estimate construction work - methods, pitfalls and adding mark-up
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • Important factors when choosing a construction site

Module 4 : Maintaining Site Organisation

  • The importance of maintaining good site organisation and key legislation, to help you to create a safe and well organised site
  • The key features of a well organised construction site
  • Factors to consider when organising a construction site
  • Documentation and administrative requirements

Module 5: Equipment Planning and Management

  • The benefits of using construction equipment and the factors to consider when choosing the best types for your construction project
  • The different types of equipment available
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment - purchasing, renting and leasing
  • What is depreciation and the different methods to measure it

Module 6: Managing Your Materials

  • What are building materials and why are they important
  • Naturally occurring building materials
  • Man-made building materials
  • Factors to consider when choosing building materials

Module 7: Storage and Waste Management

  • The importance of appropriate storage within construction and factors to consider when deciding on storage options
  • Advice for storing different types of construction materials and equipment
  • What manual handling is and how to mitigate risks associated with it
  • How to manage waste and how to implement a waste management strategy, to maximise reusing and recycling of materials

Module 8: Purchase Management

  • A summary of the purchasing process within construction management and reasons why it is important to have a purchasing strategy for maximum benefits
  • What stock/inventory control is and the factors to consider in its implementation
  • How to find and choose suppliers as part of the purchasing process
  • How to successfully negotiate with suppliers

Module 9: Maintaining Quality throughout Construction

  • Ways to ensure quality in the design and construction phases
  • The importance of quality assurance and quality control, including the ISO 9000 standards
  • The importance of site inspections and how to deal with the outcomes of such inspections
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in construction management

Module 10: Important legal contract information and HR

  • An overview of different employment statuses, such as employed staff, contractors, subcontractors, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Contractors and subcontractors - advantages and disadvantages of using them and how to work with them in the best possible way
  • Statutory entitlements and common legal and contractual clauses
  • Key principles of working with employed staff, agency workers and zero hours contracts
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: Unlimited Lifetime
  • Time: Study at your own pace
  • Duration: 8 to 10 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn:
  • An Introduction to Successful Construction Management
  • Construction Projects Development and Organisation
  • Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection
  • Maintaining Site Organisation
  • Equipment Planning and Management
  • Manage Your Materials
  • Storage and Waste Management
  • Purchase Management
  • Maintaining Quality Throughout Construction
  • Important Legal Contract Information and HR


Study Construction Management Course Online and Broaden Your Knowledge in The Field of Construction

This Construction Management Course Online is the perfect choice for those looking to broaden their knowledge in the field of construction and equip themselves with the skills that they need to progress their career in this area. Broken down into ten comprehensive and easy to follow modules, you will learn all about the full life cycle of the construction management process and gain a detailed understanding of the key disciplines in the sector.

What you will learn with our Construction Management Course Online

  • The important phases of a construction management project, including design, pre-construction, procurement, construction and commissioning/completion
  • The key activities that take place in each phase of a construction project and what success looks like
  • The key technical skills and personal attributes that you need to become a good construction manager and how to develop a career in the field of construction management
  • How project management skills can be successfully used within construction
  • Estimating and bidding for construction work and how to write a successful tender
  • The importance of health and safety on a construction site, including how to conduct risk assessments, manual handling techniques and dealing with accidents, injuries and hazardous materials
  • How to choose, purchase and manage your equipment and building materials, including the importance of sustainability and environmentally friendly policies in the construction sector
  • Implementing appropriate storage and waste management strategies on a construction site
  • Why training is vital for all workers within construction, the key areas to train workers on and the different methods of training delivery
  • An understanding of the purchasing process within a construction project, how to implement a stock control process and how to successfully negotiate with suppliers as part of a good purchasing strategy
  • How to ensure good quality across the different phases of construction management, including quality standards and dealing with site inspections and legal regulations
  • An overview of different types of employment and worker statutes found in the construction sector, including the use of contractors and subcontractors
  • Common reasons for disputes and ways to avoid and resolve conflict.

Construction Management Course Online - Requirements

The Construction Management Course Online is delivered 100 percent online.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Construction Management Course Online
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Construction Management Online Certificate Course

Module 1: An Introduction to Successful Construction Management

Construction management is defined as the leading and overseeing of the entire process of any given industrial work from scratch to the final product.

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What is construction management – its definition, its purpose and its key principles
  • The key skills and personal attributes that you need to be a Construction Manager
  • The stages of construction management and why they are important
  • What successful construction management looks like?
  • What is required for a career in construction management?

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. What is construction management?
  2. Key skills and personal attributes required to be a good Construction Manager
  3. The stages of construction management
  4. What does successful construction management look like?
  5. Negotiation for improved results
  6. Consider using tools to support the construction management process
  7. A career in construction management

Summary:

The first module provides you with an overview of the field of construction management that will be the foundation of knowledge as you proceed to the next nine modules. It also discusses the main purpose and principles of construction management and has a better understanding of the career. 

Module 2: Construction Projects Development and Organization

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What project management is and how it can support the process of construction management
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction delivery methods
  • Organizing a construction project – Planning
  • Organizing a construction project – Scheduling
  • An overview of bidding for a construction contract

Main Stages that Takes Place in Construction Management

  • Design
  • Pre-construction
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Completion

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What pro project management is and how, does it relate to construction management?
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction management methods
  • Planning
  • Smart Objectives
  • Roles in the construction industry
  • What is construction management scheduling?
  • How to create a construction schedule
  • Bidding for a construction project

Summary:

It is essential to first build your knowledge on what construction management is because for this module, it tackles and focuses on the different key stages and processes involved in this career.

Module 3: Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • How to estimate construction work – methods, pitfalls and adding mark-up
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • Important factors when choosing a construction site
  • The site visit/site investigation and what to expect

Knowing how to estimate the cost of construction work and subsequently submit a realistic and practical tender or proposal and how to select a suitable site upon which to build are considered critical to ensure success for any proposed construction. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • Your cost estimating experience and judgment
  • Methods of estimating
  • The advantages of estimating software or spreadsheets
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • General tips for writing a proposal
  • Site selection
  • Legal requirements

Summary:

This module focuses on estimating the cost of construction work since it is considered crucial for anybody considering a career in construction management. It was also discussed the various factors that you should consider when it comes to estimating the cost. 

Module 4: Maintaining Site Organization

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The importance of maintaining good site organization and key legislation, to help you to create a safe and well-organized site
  • The key features of a well-organized construction site
  • Factors to consider when organizing a construction site
  • Documentation and administrative requirements
  • Health and Safety in relation to construction management
  • The importance of risk assessments and how to conduct them
  • Accidents and injuries

For the first three modules, it mainly covered the pre-work associated with any construction project and now onwards it will focus on the different things that a construction manager will need to consider and implement once the building project begins.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The importance of a well-organized site
  • Delegation
  • Traffic management on a construction site
  • Welfare of people on the construction site
  • How to keep the public safe
  • Documentation and administrative requirements
  • Risk assessments
  • Which types of workers should I risk assess?
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)

Summary:

The fourth module provides you with the fundamental principles that are involved in organizing a construction site. It focuses on the importance of the role of construction management when it comes to handling and keeping a safe construction site management and familiarizing one's self with the risk assessment within the areas of your construction project.

Module 5: Equipment Planning and Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The benefits of using construction equipment and the factors to consider when choosing the best types for your construction project
  • The different types of equipment available
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment – purchasing, renting and leasing
  • What is depreciation and the different methods to measure it
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – different types and the benefits that they offer

This module will be broadly split into two areas:

  1. The planning of the types of equipment that will be used for the project 
  2. The management of said equipment 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Factors affecting the choice of equipment
  • Types of construction equipment
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment
  • Equipment cost
  • Depreciation
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • When to use PPE and how to choose it

Summary:

This module provides an overview of the critical things to be considered in the field of construction equipment management. Throughout the module, you will be able to understand the main factors that you have to consider when it comes to choosing the right types of construction equipment for your project.

Module 6: Managing Your Materials

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • What are building materials and why are they important
  • Naturally occurring building materials
  • Man-made building materials
  • Factors to consider when choosing building materials
  • Sustainability in construction
  • The Building Act 1984 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Hazardous materials and COSHH regulations
  • Building products and other supplementary materials

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. What are building materials?
  2. Naturally occurring materials
  3. Man-made materials
  4. Factors to consider when choosing materials
  5. Sustainability in construction
  6. The Building Act 1984 and the Building (Scotland) Act 2003
  7. Hazardous substances and COSHH
  8. Building products and other supplementary materials

Summary:

The sixth module main focus is about the materials that will be used for the construction project. It tackles the various factors that must be considered by a construction manager when it comes to choosing the materials that are most suitable for the particular construction.

Module 7: Storage and Waste Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • The importance of appropriate storage within construction and factors to consider when deciding on storage options
  • Advice for storing different types of construction materials and equipment
  • What manual handling is and how to mitigate risks associated with it
  • How to manage waste and how to implement a waste management strategy, to maximize reusing and recycling of materials
  • The importance of training on a construction project and different methods to deliver training effectively

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. Effective storage of construction materials and equipment
  2. Advice for storing materials and equipment
  3. How to store building materials
  4. Manual handling
  5. How to manage waste
  6. Recycling and reusing materials
  7. Waste regulations
  8. Health and safety
  9. Task or role specific training

Summary:

This module discusses the importance of implementing appropriate storage solutions across the construction project. It also covered the essential factors that should be considered when it comes to choosing the right storage. Another part of the module tackles the management of waste wherein the importance of applying more eco-friendly solutions to manage waste production for the construction project.

Module 8: Purchase Management

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • A summary of the purchasing process within construction management and reasons why it is important to have a purchasing strategy for maximum benefits
  • What stock/inventory control is and the factors to consider in its implementation
  • How to find and choose suppliers as part of the purchasing process
  • How to successfully negotiate with suppliers
  • Potential problems arising from the purchasing process

This module will mainly focus on the purchasing of materials needed and required for the course of the construction project. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Materials management
  • Why is it important to get the purchasing plan or strategy right?
  • Purchase orders
  • Inventory/ Stock control
  • Procurement vs purchasing
  • How to find a supplier
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions with a supplier
  • Drawing up a contract or a Service Level Agreement

Summary:

For the eighth module, it covered the purchasing of the different materials and equipment that will be used for the project. This module also focused on the importance of creating a strategic plan when it comes to purchasing of materials and various products.

Module 9: Maintaining Quality throughout Construction

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • Ways to ensure quality in the design and construction phases
  • The importance of quality assurance and quality control, including the ISO 9000 standards
  • The importance of site inspections and how to deal with the outcomes of such inspections
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in construction management
  • Completion of the construction project and commissioning of the new building.

It is essential for every industry to know the importance of quality and its characteristics and the different ways it can be incorporated to your construction project.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Quality in the design phase
  • Quality in the construction phase
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Site inspections
  • Site inspection reports
  • Conflict within the construction process
  • How to resolve conflict and disputes in the workplace?
  • Completion of the construction project and commissioning of the new building
  • Training staff on the functionality of the building

Summary:

This module discusses the importance of incorporating quality within the construction project. It also covers more specific mechanisms in ensuring the quality of a project. Lastly, it focuses on the importance of providing a thorough commissioning process at the end of the construction process. 

Module 10: Important legal contract information and HR

At the end of the module, you’ll be able to learn:

  • An overview of different employment statuses, such as employed staff, contractors, subcontractors, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Contractors and subcontractors – advantages and disadvantages of using them and how to work with them in the best possible way
  • Statutory entitlements and common legal and contractual clauses
  • Key principles of working with employed staff, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Construction contract claims – common reasons for dispute and how to avoid it
  • Using mediation and arbitration to resolve conflicts

Topics to be discussed include:

  1. Employment statuses
  2. Employed workers
  3. Contractors and sub-contractors
  4. Working with contractors and subcontractors
  5. Hiring employed staff
  6. Zero hours contracts and agency workers
  7. Construction contract claims

Summary:

For the last module, it covered a summary of the various kinds of employees that can be found within the construction sector. This module also covered the contracts and the key points that have to be covered before entering the project. Furthermore, lastly, it discussed the reasons for misunderstandings between parties within the construction and how to prevent or at least minimize conflicts in order to achieve informal resolution.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Module 1: An Introduction to Successful Construction Management

  • What is construction management - its definition, its purpose and its key principles
  • The key skills and personal attributes that you need to be a Construction Manager
  • The stages of construction management and why they are important
  • What successful construction management looks like

Module 2: Construction Projects Development and Organisation

  • What project management is and how it can support the process of construction management
  • The five key phases of project management
  • Types of construction delivery methods
  • Organising a construction project - Planning

Module 3: Estimating the Construction Work and Investigating the Location for Site Selection

  • Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
  • How to estimate construction work - methods, pitfalls and adding mark-up
  • How to write a successful tender for construction work
  • Important factors when choosing a construction site

Module 4 : Maintaining Site Organisation

  • The importance of maintaining good site organisation and key legislation, to help you to create a safe and well organised site
  • The key features of a well organised construction site
  • Factors to consider when organising a construction site
  • Documentation and administrative requirements

Module 5: Equipment Planning and Management

  • The benefits of using construction equipment and the factors to consider when choosing the best types for your construction project
  • The different types of equipment available
  • Methods of obtaining construction equipment - purchasing, renting and leasing
  • What is depreciation and the different methods to measure it

Module 6: Managing Your Materials

  • What are building materials and why are they important
  • Naturally occurring building materials
  • Man-made building materials
  • Factors to consider when choosing building materials

Module 7: Storage and Waste Management

  • The importance of appropriate storage within construction and factors to consider when deciding on storage options
  • Advice for storing different types of construction materials and equipment
  • What manual handling is and how to mitigate risks associated with it
  • How to manage waste and how to implement a waste management strategy, to maximise reusing and recycling of materials

Module 8: Purchase Management

  • A summary of the purchasing process within construction management and reasons why it is important to have a purchasing strategy for maximum benefits
  • What stock/inventory control is and the factors to consider in its implementation
  • How to find and choose suppliers as part of the purchasing process
  • How to successfully negotiate with suppliers

Module 9: Maintaining Quality throughout Construction

  • Ways to ensure quality in the design and construction phases
  • The importance of quality assurance and quality control, including the ISO 9000 standards
  • The importance of site inspections and how to deal with the outcomes of such inspections
  • Resolving conflict and disputes in construction management

Module 10: Important legal contract information and HR

  • An overview of different employment statuses, such as employed staff, contractors, subcontractors, agency workers and zero hours contracts
  • Contractors and subcontractors - advantages and disadvantages of using them and how to work with them in the best possible way
  • Statutory entitlements and common legal and contractual clauses
  • Key principles of working with employed staff, agency workers and zero hours contracts
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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