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  • Ref:
  • PM103
  • Course Title:
  • Advanced Project & Construction Management
  • Fees:
  • $4,750
  • Venue:
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Date:
  • 2022-01-16



The late and over-budget delivery of construction projects have become the scourge of project managers worldwide. Countless numbers of construction projects undertaken by organizations in the private and public sectors significantly overrun the project schedule and budget, and as a consequence fail to achieve the organization’s financial and strategic objectives, often with sizable increases in costs and with substantial financial losses to the organization.

The programme discusses advanced construction project management techniques such as:

  • schedule & technical risk analysis and contingency planning
  • project acceleration techniques to mitigate construction project delays
  • linear schedulingfor planning and scheduling of recurring work
  • construction project disaster recovery operations to rescue failing projects

Learning Objectives

This 5-day programme will provide participants with a proven set of critical methods, processes, tools and techniques to enable the team to:

  • integrate scope, time, resources and cost management
  • develop project network diagrams (CPM) and advanced PERT calculations
  • maintain continuous construction project performance and delivery control
  • compress the schedule when required by adverse circumstances
  • apply a dynamic risk mitigation process to reduce risk
  • apply the process of linear scheduling to repetitive construction project activities
  • develop a project recovery plan for budget and schedule overruns

Target Audience

This course is designed for project professionals, project planning engineers, and senior project control and business services professionals who have the responsibility for planning and controlling project schedules and costs in client and contracting companies.

Training Methodology

Delegates will develop advanced construction project management performance and control skills and knowledge through formal and interactive learning methods. The program includes team projects, applicable case studies, group discussions and critical analysis of video material based on actual large construction projects.

This brand new advanced course will significantly enhance the skills and knowledge of delegates and improve their ability to plan, schedule, estimate, and control construction projects.  The material has been designed to enable delegates to apply all of the material with immediate effect at the office.

Programme Content

Day 1 - Review of WBS and Critical Path Method (CPM)

  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Triple Constraints – Time, Cost, Scope
  • Precedence Network Diagramming (CPM)
  • Logic Relationship Chart
  • The Critical Path
  • Milestone Chart 
  • Schedule Control & Tracking Progress

Day 2 – Accelerating the Construction Project Schedule

  • Time-Cost-Scope Trade-off
  • Project Time Reduction
  • Options for Accelerating the Schedule
  • Crashing the Schedule – How?
  • The Optimal Acceleration Point
  • Project Cost Reduction

Day 3 – Construction Project Risk and Contingency Analysis

  • Risk Management Model
  • Identifying Potential Risk Events on Construction Projects
  • Construction Risk Scenario Description
  • Expected Monetary Value Concepts
  • Risk Quantification and Expected Monetary Value
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Application: Estimating Project Duration

Day 4 – Construction Project Progress Control& Recovery

  • Construction Project Cost Management
  • Earned Value Control Process
  • Progress Control Charts – Trend Analysis
  • Schedule and Cost Variance Forecasting
  • Earned Value Reporting
  • Construction Project Disaster Recovery Plan Development
  • Project Variance Analysis and Quantification
  • Construction Project Recovery Data Assessment
  • Schedule and Cost Recovery Analysis

Day 5 – Line of Balance Scheduling – Recurring Activities

  • Velocity Diagrams and Linear Scheduling
  • Balancing the Schedule
  • Calculations for a Line of Balance Schedule
  • Resource Estimating
  • Balanced Project Schedule without Buffers (Finish-Start)
  • Comparison of Unbalanced with Balanced Schedules
  • Measuring Planned Progress on Schedule