Construction Programmes: Managing Time and Stakeholders

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This course teaches delegates how to effectively manage the design, construction, procurement, and handover stages of a construction programme. The course focuses on obtaining the correct level of detail for program management, protecting stakeholders with accurate submissions, and dividing the contract into manageable elements from design to completion. Emphasising the importance of “getting it right first time,” this course is a comprehensive guide to successful construction programme management.


This course focuses on best practices in project concept, design, deliverables, procurement, construction, and handover programmes and how they interdepend to create a successful master programme. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of program management and how to effectively manage commercial and operational expectations within commonly used construction contracts. The course is essential for anyone looking to avoid the potential collateral damage of a failed construction project. By completing the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of “best practice” in programme management.

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1 Day
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Next Available Dates

17th June 2024


  • Following purchase of a CIOB Academy course the team will email delegates registration links and additional information, 1 week prior to the course start date.
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By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse data related to the concept design phase and be able to arrange this in a logical manner to inform all stakeholders involved
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of the construction programme and elements that need your attention
  • Manage all stakeholders of the construction programme to ensure on-time construction deliverables
  • Identify and create a priority list of the core critical elements of a procurement programme
  • Analyse the requirements from contractual documentation including specifications
  • Plan properly for the creation of a correct handover and completion programme

The concept design process

  • The cradle
  • The outline programme
  • When to involve the supply chain
  • Uses of the initial design information
  • The design programme

The construction programme

  • How to get it right first time
  • How to correct it
  • Managing change
  • Stakeholder involvement and acceptance
  • Risk allocation

The procurement programme

  • Where to obtain the best information to populate
  • Lead in times
  • Governance affecting procurement

The handover and completion programme

  • 25% lost in last 5% – the importance of end of life cycle programme management
  • What does the contract say ( also applicable to other phases )

The benefits of good programme management – planning techniques

The pitfalls of bad programme management

Contractual requirements related to programme management – contractual notices, record keeping and extensions of time and delay recovery



This course has been designed for clients, consultants, contractors, specialists, and sub-contractors. It is relevant to all those involved in the design, procurement and management of projects , working on all types and sizes of building , civil engineering , infrastructure and maintenance projects in both the public and private sectors. This includes Construction Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Estimators, Contract Managers, Project Planners and procurement staff.


There is no assessment, you will receive a certificate of completion following the course.

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