Basic Project Management

4 Hour Online Course — Fully Narrated

This course can be completed for continuing education in the following states and national associations:

AIA Approved
MA – CSL Approved

Basic Project Management



Course Description

This four hour fully narrated course focuses on the primary responsibilities of a project manager: managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality. This requires close attention to detail before beginning actual construction, as well as during the project. Taking proactive measures will help the project manager determine possible obstacles before they occur. This course will analyze all three primary areas. The student will learn how to implement proven methods to manage most effectively.


After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the steps necessary to develop a project budget.
  • Determine project costs, company overhead, and profit.
  • Recognize the key elements and benefits of improved quality control.
  • Outline the roles and duties of key management team members.

Chapter 1 – Cost Management (Project Budget)

*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the steps necessary to develop a project budget. 2) Describe the primary elements of  procurement.

  1. Project Budget
  2. Change Orders
  3. Procurement
  4. Employees
  5. Unit Costs

Chapter 2 – General Guidelines of Lending

*Learning Objectives: 1) List four elements of a typical construction loan. 2) Describe the process of completing a Sworn Statement. 3) Describe two examples of common cost overruns.

  1. Loans
  2. Sworn Statements
  3. Project Funds

Chapter 3 – Time Management

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how to develop a Critical Path 2) Explain the features of an Activity Node.

  1. Subcontractors
  2. Critical Path

Chapter 4 – Quality Control

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of good communication with subcontractors. 2) List several elements of a construction Daily Log Book.

  1. Management
  2. Materials
  3. Daily Log Book


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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