Construction Planning and Scheduling

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Through exam­in­ing prac­ti­cal con­struc­tion con­sid­er­a­tions, this course empha­sizes crit­i­cal path plan­ning and sched­ul­ing meth­ods. Top­ics will include net­work dia­grams, time/​resource/​cost inter­re­la­tion­ships, selec­tion of crew, method and equip­ment, sched­ule mon­i­tor­ing, group plan­ning tech­niques and mon­i­tor­ing, updat­ing, and progress reporting.

Course at a glance
  • Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
  • Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
  • Comprehensive content that covers topics such as cost, time management, resources, and industry best practices within construction project coordination and management.
  • Varied class dynamics, with learning facilitated through lectures, group projects, case studies, and assignments.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the roles and responsibilities outlined on the construction project organization chart.
  • Present and practice the manual diagramming and calculation technique of the Critical Path Method (CPM).
  • Demonstrate the Critical Path Method as a group planning technique.
  • Present and practice methods of planning project resource budgets within project time constraints.
  • Utilize Network Diagrams for time & task scheduling.
  • Present and practice methods of monitoring and updating project time plans and resource budgets.
  • Apply manual CPM time and resource planning methods to an example of construction project.
  • Demonstrate the calculation methods and describe the terminology used by CPM-based software products (Excel, Microsoft, etc.).
      Take note:

      • This course includes computer-based activities (you’ll use Excel, and Microsoft Project will be demonstrated in class). Our learning spaces are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enabled, with wifi available to students and numerous USB/electrical outlets distributed throughout common areas outside the classrooms. For students attending class without their own devices, instructors will have access to the Faculty of Extension's suite of laptops.
      This course has no prerequisites

      Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

      Offered:


      Fall courses: all online

      All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

      If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

      Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

      Bruce Smith

      Your Instructor

      Bruce Smith

      Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

      In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

      All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
      Weekends (Tue, Sat)
      Sep 26, 2020Oct 24, 2020
      Sep 29Oct 20
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      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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      Sep 26Oct 3
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      Saturday

      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Sunday

      Oct 17Oct 24
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      Saturday

      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Sunday

      Class info
      • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
      • 39 course hours in total
      • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
        Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
      • Open for registration until September 26, 2020. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
      Currently counts towards

      * If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

      You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

      We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

      Looking for different course dates?

      New course schedules are released each June and October.

      • 1 scheduled
      • Online delivery
      • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


      Fall courses: all online

      All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

      If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

      Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.