• Project Management

  • NAHB Project Management Course
  • Project Management - March 19
    an NAHB course

  • Purpose of this Course

    This course promotes the disciplined and professional management of projects. The process of project management occurs after the project has been sold. The responsibility for this process lies with a project manager. The primary responsibility of a project manager is to get the project built on time, on budget, and with a happy customer. Companies may use other titles for this position:  builder, superintendent, lead carpenter, production manager, etc. By applying the concepts and strategies of this course, the participants will increase their professional value and thus bring value to the company and to the customer. REGISTER HERE. 

    May be completed to fulfill requirements of an NAHB Designation or a BIA-Hawaii track requirement

    Audience for this Course

    • Business Owners
    • Project Managers
    • Superintendents
    • Sales Managers
    • Anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process including small volume builders, remodelers, and custom and semi-custom home builders


    Course Description

    Learn project management concepts and strategies designed to help you increase your professional value and the value you bring to your company and customers. This course will teach you the basics of successful project management.  A successful project is one that is built on time, on budget, and to the customer's satisfaction. The course explains the role of project managers during each phase of a project, including the pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases. Project management tools and effective management of trade contractors will also be discussed. 


    Course Objectives

    As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Explain the basics of successful project management
    • Execute the pre-construction project management functions and responsibilities
    • Implement the tools available for efficient project management
    • Manage trade contractors effectively
    • Perform project management duties during the project
    • Complete the duties and responsibilities of post-project management


    Topics Covered

    Section 1: Project Management: The Basics

    • Objectives of Successful Project Management
    • Benefits of Professional Project Management
    • Characteristics of Successful Project Management
    • Key Elements of Effective Project Management
    • Project Management Responsibilities
    • Common Project Management Practices

    Section 2: The Pre-Construction Process

    • The Transfer Process
    • Outcomes of the Pre-Construction Phase
    • Pre-Construction Set-Up Process
    • Pre-Construction Conference with the Customer
    • Pre-Construction Conference with Key Personnel

    Section 3: Project Management Tools

    • Tools

    Section 4: Management of Trade Contractors

    • Characteristics of Trade Contractors
    • Trade Contractor Policies
    • Trade Contractor Agreements
    • Trade Contractor Payments
    • Trade Contractor Pricing and Bidding
    • Ways to Train and Motivate Trade Contractors
    • Problem Solving with Trade Contractors


    Section 5: Project Management Duties During the Project

    • Communication
    • Site Management
    • Trade Contractor and Vendor  Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Change Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Financial Management
    • Management of Customer Relationship


    Section 6: Post Project Management Duties

    • Warranty Procedures
    • Customer Survey
    • Trade Contractor and Vendor Evaluations
    • Measuring Success

    CE and Designation Criteria

    • Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR
    • 6 CE for NAHB Designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, Master CGP
    • 6.0 AIBD CE
    • 6 AIA/CES LU
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