Construction Management

Online /
February 3 & 6, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0204-ONL23

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Organize a construction site and plan the project work
  • Control a budget
  • Interpret and manage contract clauses
  • Increase the efficiency of communication processes in your organization
  • Manage claims, liabilities, and dispute resolution

This course presents the role of the construction manager and proposes practical tools to facilitate the management of a construction project. Topics covered include the overall planning, coordination, control and risk management, as well as claims and their resolution.

The instructor will engage participants in discussions to ensure that they gain a thorough understanding of the material presented.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction: construction industry
  • Organization of projects
  • Preconstruction
  • Bidding and awarding
  • Application of controls
  • Planning and Control
  • Project costs
  • Cost engineering and procurement
  • Value engineering and quality assurance
  • Safety and health in construction

Who Should Attend
Project Engineers and Managers • Consulting Engineers • Construction Engineers and Managers • Planners • Estimators • Cost Engineers • General Contractors

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Methods


Construction Industry

  • Introduction
  • Types of construction projects

Organization of Projects

  • The life cycle of a construction project
  • Basic management activities
  • Organizational concepts
  • Contractual relationships
  • Construction Management


  • Site investigation
  • Area construction practice
  • Estimating
  • Work packages
  • Value-engineering program
  • Construction planning

Bidding and Awarding

  • Developing CM construction packages
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Contractor qualification, bidding and award
  • Bidding and award to general contractors


  • Overall planning for construction management
  • Typical organizations for construction management
  • Overall planning and control for general contracting
  • Safety responsibilities
  • Contract administration and coordination
  • Quality control
  • Start-up and final closeout
  • Legal consideration

Application of Controls

Construction Manager:

  • Management level reporting
  • Overall cost controls
  • Schedule and progress controls


  • Management level reporting
  • Cost controls
  • Schedule and progress controls

General Contractor:

  • Management level reporting
  • Cost controls
  • Schedule and progress controls

Day II


Planning and Control

  • Project planning and control
  • Computer Application in project planning and control

Project Costs

  • Introduction
  • Conceptual and preliminary estimates
  • Detailed estimates
  • Definitive estimates
  • Estimating and controlling construction labour costs
  • Estimating different types of construction
  • Converting estimates to control budget

Cost Engineering

  • Cost control and cost engineering
  • WBS
  • Cost codes
  • Control budgets
  • Sources of data for cost control


  • Concepts
  • Procurement cycle
  • Principal documents
  • Relation to other control systems
  • Control of materials procurement

Value Engineering

  • Introduction
  • Potential savings

Quality Assurance

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Economics of quality
  • Organization
  • Methodology

Safety and Health in Construction

  • Problems
  • Implementation guidelines
  • Business method, risk management

Hazards of Business

  • Risk management programs
  • Construction insurance
  • Construction surety bonds

Industrial Relations

  • Labour law
  • Contractor organizations

Claims, Liability, and Dispute Resolution

  • Major claims categories
  • Dispute resolution

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Johny Kesserwany, ing.
Johny Kesserwany, P.Eng., has 25 years' experience in project management, design management, administration, and control management in Canada and internationally. He has worked on construction projects in the commercial, residential, healthcare, hotel and leisure, retail, industrial, railway, and infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Kesserwany has expertise in all project phases, including design review and management, tender management, estimating, planning and scheduling, time and resources management, budget analysis, cost control, and document control. He has extensive experience in contract administration (FIDIC, AIA, and government contracts) and a broad knowledge of claims assessment and avoidance.
In addition to teaching construction management, Mr. Kesserwany has previously lectured on project management, and Primavera and MS Project software applications.

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4.3 out of 5

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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