Construction Planning and Scheduling

    EXCST 4202 is offered this fall:

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.).

      Offered:

      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.
      Sep 14, 2021Oct 12, 2021
      Mondays

      Tuesdays

      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

      Wednesdays

      Thursdays

      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

      Fridays

      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

      Saturdays

      Sundays

      Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

      39 hours of instruction

      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

      Your Instructor

      Bruce SmithID: bruce-smith

      Bruce Smith, P.Eng., has been working in the construction industry in Alberta and the North for over 40 years. He has worked as a design engineer, construction project manager and superintendent, planner/scheduler, and owner’s representative on projects ranging from residential renovations to commercial buildings, industrial plants, hospitals, and mines. Bruce has worked in lump-sum, construction management and design-build project organizations. His construction management expertise includes planning and scheduling, cost estimating, and cost control.

      Class info
      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:

      • 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.
      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.

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      EXCST 4202 is offered this fall: