Project Planning, Scheduling and Control

Online

Construction project schedules can be unwieldy, and, without a steady hand to guide them, will spiral out of control quickly. In this course, learn a systematic approach to creating and managing construction schedules. Through lecture, class exercises and Q&As, you will learn skills and best practices necessary to effectively plan and control projects of any size, such as work breakdown structures, scheduling techniques, scheduling software, cost allocation and claims management. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of scheduling and project controls. By the end of this course, you will know the ins-and-outs of developing, managing and updating a schedule from design through construction completion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the basic concepts and techniques of creating and managing a construction schedule, which includes planning, scheduling and control
  • Apply cost and resource loading principals and identify the correlation to the estimate
  • Recognize common project delays and propose solutions to best approach them
  • Analyze management of change orders that are identified during the course of construction
  • Create a critical path method (CPM) schedule for a construction project and manage the schedule from pre-construction to final completion.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Construction scheduling
  • Project management process (PDCA)
  • Cost/resource planning
  • Time impact analysis (TIA)
Academic Units
3
CEUs
0
Section Number
203CNM102
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This course will run from January 12 to March 22, 2021. This is an online course with class materials that can be accessed throughout the week. The course is structured to move from one week to the next.

This course will have several live, mandatory meetings on Zoom so the instructor can demonstrate third-party construction software. These sessions cannot be recorded due to copyright reasons. The dates for these live sessions are currently planned for 6-7:30pm PST on:

January 12, 2021

February 16, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 2, 2021

March 9, 2021

Please note that dates are subject to change. Students will be notified of any date changes. Students need a Zoom account to join live class meetings and can register for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/ 

Students are encouraged to test their settings at https://zoom.us/test before the first live class meeting.

Students will receive an email with login information to access the course on the first day of class, January 12.

Students must earn a grade of C or higher (not a C minus) in order for this course to count towards the requirements for the Construction Management Certificate.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less the $30 processing fee, if the request is received within the first two weeks of the course.  

Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Technical Requirements

All elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Students must be able to download and upload files from and to the online classroom. To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page.

Section Course Materials

Textbooks TBD

Mandatory

Discounts

BIA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.

SRBX

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

ASPE

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.