Advanced Project Management Course | Professional Development


6 Hours | Online Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
In this course we take an in depth look at the responsibilities of a project manager. Study proven methods experienced contractors and builders use to effectively manage all aspects of a building project.

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Advanced Project Management


Course Description

This six hour 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.
  • Outline the roles and duties of key management team members.
  • Implement procedures for proper project documentation.


Introduction- 15 minutes

Chapter 1- Cost Management (Project Budget)-60 minutes

*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-60 minutes

*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-90 minutes

*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-40 minutes

*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

4. Standards

Chapter 5- Erosion Control-40 minutes

*Learning Objective: 1) Understand the contractor’s responsibility for erosion control.

1. Best Practices
2. Sediment Fences


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.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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