Administrative Control Systems

Explore the steps in the con­struc­tion process from the award to close-out. Top­ics in this course will include scope of work, bid­ding, start up, con­trol sys­tem require­ments, role of con­sul­tants and orga­ni­za­tion­al struc­ture. Oth­er top­ics include con­trac­tors safe­ty pro­gram, work changes and pre­vent­ing delays.

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 project management, scheduling, budgeting, safety, change orders, and contract applications.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior knowledge of construction project management is recommended for student success.
What you will learn

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

    • Describe the development of the construction process with an emphasis on administrative control procedures, from award of contract to close-out.
    • Relate the bidding, award, and start-up processes with subsequent construction.
    • Identify the elements of an organization; identify the roles and responsibilities of the owner, consultant, and contractor.
    • Understand how to effectively execute the implementation of a project with a focused emphasis on completing the project assignment on time, within budget, with quality, and in a safe manner.
This course has no prerequisites

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

Take note:

  • Assessment will include a mid-term and a final exam; there are no post-course work requirements.
  • For students pursuing the Construction Management and Administration certificate, this course is recommended as the last core requirement to be fulfilled.
Currently counts towards

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

*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.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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