This course presents an overview of Construction Business Practices including heavy civil, industrial, commercial, and residential construction. Includes who the primary players are in a construction project and breaks them down into the roles each of them play. Introduces modern delivery methods including Design , Bid , Build, Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery and the pro?s and con?s that come with each method. Reviews Bidding and Estimating methods and procedures. Including, invitations to bid, scope of work, capabilities, costs, location factors, scheduling, CSI specification manual, job costs vs. overhead, take-offs and waste factors. Addresses bidding ethics and how bid shopping, bid peddling and bid rigging effect the bidding and estimating process and the construction industry. This course covers and defines the roles and duties of Project Managers, Superintendents and Foreman. Addresses the project manager?s role in risk management, project buyout, shop drawings and submittals, daily labor reports, daily job reports, meeting minutes, change orders and successful delegation techniques. Reviews characteristics and competencies of successful project managers and superintendents including communication, team building, organizational strategy, resource management, collaboration, advocacy, being proactive and creativity. Discusses types of scheduling methods including calendars, Gantt charts and the critical path method and the pro and cons associated with each and some of the available software programs.
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