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Field Operations and Administrative Tools in Construction Management

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4 weeks
199 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
199 USD
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Course description

Field Operations and Administrative Tools in Construction Management

There are many costs associated with construction projects. Some costs are not directly associated with the construction itself but are important to quantify because they can be a significant factor in whether or not the project goes forward.

In this course we Illustrate how an estimate evolves over the life of the project. Some topics covered include:

  • Design. Differentiate the different estimate types used in small and large projects during planning and design.
  • Scheduling. In project construction management the schedule is most commonly used to track the project. By systematically analyzing each activity and its relationship to the activities that come before and after it, the construction manager can build a project on paper before committing resources to it.
    • The uses of schedules and types of scheduling methods.
    • How the schedule is a powerful construction management and communication tool.
  • Controls. Project control begins with the identification of the owner’s objectives and ends when those objectives have been met. Project control is a continuous cycle in which construction managers identify a goal, measure results, analyze and make adjustments, and report results. After a construction project has been completed the team responsible for carrying out the work usually split up and go to various other jobs.

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Training content

  • Week 1: Estimating project costs.
  • Week 2: Project planning and scheduling.
  • Week 3: Controlling project cost, time, and quality.
  • Week 4: Project administration, construction law, and construction safety and health.

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The University of Maryland, College Park, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • The importance of the critical path and use of resource management
  • Project management techniques and best practices
  • Project managers role in business development, marketing and design development
  • Comparison of negotiated contracts vs. bid contracting procedures in the construction industry
  • The life cycle of a project and how team members interact with each other on a project team
  • The budgeting process and cost management controls including project costs in the development of a project
  • Stakeholders involved in the project plan and the need for risk management controls

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