Course Description

The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key principles involved with the planning of a construction project and the subsequent management of the construction program.

Course composition:

  • Overview and guidance notes
  • Interactive presentation on the critical path method using precedence diagrams
  • Supporting reading on planning and managing construction programs
  • Precedence network exercise
  • MS Project exercise
  • Multiple choice end test

If you succeed in passing the multiple choice end test you will receive a CPD certificate for 10 hours.  The end test will comprise 10 questions and you will need to submit a correct answer for at least eight of these in order to receive the certificate.

At the end of session you will be able to:

  • Produce a sequence network diagram and use precedence programming to calculate the project time and critical path
  • Appreciate the process of resource levelling
  • Demonstrate how the various types of float are calculated
  • Manipulate programs to take account of project activity duration changes

Intended audience

This online course has been designed to provide 10 hours of CPD for those with some knowledge of construction work and the construction activities typically undertaken on a project. It is recommended for those looking to extend or refresh their knowledge of the management of construction programs from a contractor’s perspective.