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OSU College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Professional Development offers top-quality programs to help advance your career and provide Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and Professional Development Hours (PDH's) along with certificates of completion from Oklahoma State University. Customized programs to meet your company’s specific needs are also an option, please call for details and let us help get your professional development program started just for you.

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  • Construction Project Management - Advanced Scheduling
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $325

    Proper scheduling techniques are critical to timely project management. Participants in the Construction Project Management Advanced Scheduling program will review various scheduling products, prepare realistic schedules based on accurate resource projections, and use the critical path methodology to identify a project’s critical path with time impact analysis.

    Students will develop an understanding of schedules in the project planning process, the contractual need for schedules, and the critical elements of a schedule.

    The Construction Project Management Advanced Scheduling program provides 6 Professional Development Hours to help advance your career!

    Hours approved by AIC.

    Presented By

    Amy King-Lewis, CPC, LEED AP Project Manager, Adjunct Instructor - OSU Kevin Elvrum, PSP, Principal Owner OnTrack Scheduling

    Who Should Attend?

    This one-day course is perfect for project managers, contractors, subcontractors, owners, engineers, architects, contract managers, developers, and others who:

    • Want to improve their schedule management
    • Want to pursue a career in project planning and project controls
    • Want to enhance their resume and marketability
    • Work in a project management environment, in any industry or discipline, and want to increase their scheduling knowledge

    Call for AIC Member class-price.

  • Construction Project Management Certificate Program
    Length CEU Price
    39 Hours 3.9 $1799.00

    Course Components

    • Fundamentals of Construction Documents
    • Essentials of Estimating
    • Fundamentals of Bidding
    • Tips and Techniques of Effective Scheduling
    • Cost Control
    • Managing Your Projects
    • Leadership

    Webinar option available for participants outside the Oklahoma region; or, only possible option for attending the program (at the digression of program coordinator). Please call for pricing and registration.

    This program is designed to help attendees develop their understanding of construction project management and cultivate their leadership skills to become effective leaders. In this program, participants will explore project management topics such as, production based management, scheduling techniques, estimating and bidding fundamentals, valuable cost control techniques, project planning processes, and best practices for management and leading personnel. Participants will gain valuable leadership knowledge throughout the program and engage in a comprehensive exploration of leadership qualities in the concluding leadership course.

    Presented by:

    • Heather Yates, Ed.D., AC, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Construction Engineering Technology in the OSU Division of Engineering Technology
    • Rachel Mosier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University
    • Amy King-Lewis, CPC, LEED AP Project Manager, Adjunct Instructor - OSU

    Award Ceremony

    Open to all full‐program participants 2018 Apr 13 12:00pm - 1:30pm, the Certificate Award Ceremony provides full‐program participants that successfully complete all of the courses in this high‐quality program a celebration to honor their accomplishment. Participants will be announced, handed a framed certificate of completion, receive a program T-shirt and have a photo opportunity. Catered lunch and cake provided. Full Course includes: Course handouts, book, morning and afternoon snacks, Certificate Award Ceremony ‐ lunch included with the Certificate Award Ceremony, Framed Certificate of Completion, and program T‐Shirt.

    Individual Courses include: Course handouts, book, morning and afternoon snacks. The book titled “Hard‐Hat Productivity: the 9 Critical Factors for Maximizing Profits” by Norb Slowikowski will be used throughout all the classes in the program. (Only one book per participant will be provided)

    Target Audience Industries:

    Commercial, Heavy and Highway Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance

    • Education
    • Public and Tribal Sector Management, Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance
    • Oilfield, Power Generation, Chemical and Other Industrial Project Management
    • Utility Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance

    Course Options:

    Choose to enroll in the full‐program, or select individual classes to meet your specific professional development needs.

     

  • Fundamentals of Construction Documents
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    Fundamentals of construction documents will provide an overview of the typical components that comprise a set of contract documents as well as documents that allow for modification of those documents. Typical recurring forms as well as other specialty documents which vary from project to project will be discussed. Project records, closeout and commissioning documentation will also be covered. The course discussions will include the importance of documents such as existing drawings, geotechnical reports, environmental permits and similar documentation with uses and strategies to resolve problems based on that information.

  • Essentials of Estimating
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    The essentials of estimating will discuss preliminary estimates and project estimates as well as the components of those estimates including historical costs, quantities, variable factors influenced by site conditions, time and other issues. Estimate components such as take‐off, built up labor rates, crew productions, equipment, materials and subcontracts will also be covered in more depth with discussions on how they can vary. Strategies for reducing risk during estimating and project progress will also be covered.

  • Fundamentals of Bidding
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    The fundamentals of bidding course will discuss best practices for the entire bidding process from project selection and prioritization to bid day finalization. Topics such as checklists for guidance, insurance, assembling components from multiple sources, effective use of requests for information, overhead, risk and markup will be covered. Participants will also leave with a better understanding of potential problems during the bid process and methods to reduce the associated risk.

  • Tips and Techniques of Effective Scheduling
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    Scheduling is a critical component of both the planning and operations stages of construction. A review of typical schedule components and how they are derived will be covered along with more in depth discussions on how risks and constraints identified in the bidding process can be managed with the schedules for the project. Discussions on methods to integrate the project’s productions, cost control and cash flow will also be covered in the scheduling course.

  • Cost Control
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    Cost control is critical component for managing budgets as well as historical data for better, more competitive and accurate estimating. Best practices for establishing and using the project cost control will be discussed along with its use for projecting project costs and completion. Record keeping for populating the cost control can serve multiple purposes including managing changes and risk on the project and will be discussed as critical components of an effective cost control system.

  • Managing Your Projects
    Length CEU Price
    6 Hours 0.6 $299

    Managing projects requires an understanding of a multitude of concepts from estimating, scheduling and cost control to documentation, negotiation and personnel management. This course will discuss methods to manage the project using these concepts starting with effective documentation methods, using technology as a tool, managing the site, risk, quality, safety and personnel. It will complete with considerations for contract changes and project closeout.

  • Leadership
    Length CEU Price
    3 Hours 0.3 $150

    The last course will discuss how the compilation of the skills built through course work and experience gained implementing the strategies will transition a manager to a leader. The characteristics of a leader, how a leader makes decisions and resolves conflict will be covered as a supplement to the basic skills necessary, and key behaviors of effective leaders will be discussed to provide the managers a look into how their behavior and interactions with others will define how well they assume leadership roles.

  • Construction Project Management - Advanced Estimating, Earthwork
    Length CEU Price
    18 Hours 1.8 $599

    Webinar option available for participants outside the Oklahoma region; or, only possible option for attending the program (at the digression of program coordinator). Please call for pricing and registration.

    Description

    The Construction Project Management (CPM) - Advanced Estimating, Earthwork Certificate Program is geared to improve participants' understanding of materials, quantities, equipment valuation, productions, operational costs and estimating.

    The objective is continuous organizational improvement through skills development, personnel management and leadership growth.

    Participants will develop skills in quantity calculations, production rates, cycle times and project planning as well as factors affecting ownership and operation rates.

    Who Should Attend

    Site personnel, estimators, managers and administrators will all benefit from this program.

    Course Agenda

    First Day - Understanding Earthwork Materials and Quantities
    Second Day - Equipment Ownership and Operation
    Third Day - Establishing Earthwork Operational Costs

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