This construction management course online, is delivered over 13 modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Construction Management
The introductory course module takes candidates through the basics of the construction management industry, incorporating an overview of how the industry operates today and the various duties/responsibilities of the professional construction manager. Subtopics covered include inspection and supervision, testing, productivity and labour quality.
Module 2 - Development and Organisation of Construction Projects
Course content in Module 2 centres on construction project organisation and development, with specific focus on the project life cycle. Candidates are gradually guided through each of the most important phases of the building project – the initiation phase, design and planning phase, execution and control phases and how to professionally organise construction projects.
Module 3 - Importance of Estimation in Construction Work
Project estimation represents the primary core focus of Module 3, in which candidates are introduced to a variety of accurate estimating techniques, along with the importance of comprehensive planning and feasibility studies in the estimating process. Project budget-revision is also discussed.
Module 4 - Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection
Course content in Module 4 centres primarily around a number of important preliminary investigations, including site selection and location. A variety of crucial topographic considerations are brought into discussion, along with essential selection and evaluation criteria.
Module 5 - Site Organisation
The following course module guides candidates through a series of important specifics with regard to cite organisation. A variety of important subtopics are introduced including electricity and water provision, movement of plant, tools and equipment storage, general material storage and access, boundary/fencing options, site accommodation and more.
Module 6 - Planning for Equipment
An intensive overview of equipment considerations follows in Module 6, incorporating an overview of the equipment-planning process and the various considerations/variables that can affect equipment requirements. The sourcing of essential finances for important construction equipment also enters the discussion.
Module 7 - Equipment Management
Equipment continues as the primary theme of Module 7, which turns attention to the most important aspects of equipment repair and maintenance. Core concepts covered include organisation of on-site equipment, maintaining a workable spare parts inventory, stock planning, replacement analysis and more.
Module 8 - Material Management
The management of essential materials is investigated in-depth in the eighth module, which incorporates material storage and handling, purchasing essential site materials, the integrated materials management process and a variety of challenges associated with procuring/managing materials.
Module 9 - Purchase and Storage Management
A series of critical purchase and storage management insights follow in Module 9, in which candidates explore several warehousing basics, contemporary site storage strategies and systems, preservation of stored materials and a number of key material buying systems.
Module 10 - Specialised Buying and Vendor Management
The tenth course module guides candidates through specialised buying and vendor management, covering a variety of subtopics including ISO 9000, codification, process documentation and the learning cycle. The effect/impact of modern IT systems on a variety of site management tasks is also explored.
Module 11 - Quality Controlling During Construction
Course content in Module 11 provides candidates with a detailed introduction to both the importance of quality control and a variety of key strategies for building and maintaining high quality standards. Quality control is considered with regard to internal site operations, external contractors, suppliers and other project contributors.
Module 12 - Human Resource Management
An essential introduction to human resource management follows in Module 12, which incorporates an overview of effective organisation, deployment and management of key human resources. The role of the construction manager in HR is investigated, along with a variety of people-management skills and related HR strategies.
Module 13 - Legal Aspects of Contract
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 13 sheds light on a number of the most important types of construction contracts, along with a series of crucial legal/legislative considerations. Subtopics covered in the module include arbitration and mediation, project disputes, construction project insurance, purchase orders and more. OHSC offers some free online certificate courses which are ideal as starter courses. You can even take a start with one of our free construction courses.