Construction Project Management: Doing It Right

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Good construction project management requires the ability to identify and overcome challenges. This 2-day course focuses on building your skills and knowledge to help you overcome these challenges and drive projects towards a successful completion – within budget and on schedule.


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Please note:

At present, this training is scheduled to take place in central London as a face to face course starting from October 2020. That said, we are continually reviewing the latest social distancing measures as outlined by the UK government. In the event that it becomes necessary for us to deliver this course online, we will inform delegates by email at least 2 weeks in advance. Click here to view available online dates for this course.

What are the requirements of good project management in the construction industry?

You need to be able to balance the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and sustainability requirements. But that’s not all, because these can often be characterised by high levels of complexity, uncertainty and uniqueness. Construction projects can be particularly challenging.

Using the CIOB Code of Practice for Project Management as a basis, this 2 day course will demonstrate project management best practice tools and techniques across the whole project lifecycle. You will be shown how to apply a disciplined and controlled approach to construction projects, and how to interact more effectively within your project teams, with clients and other stakeholders.

At the end of the course, you will be confident in your ability to and drive projects towards a successful completion.

The support textbook for the course is The Code of Practice for Project Management – For Construction and  Development, 5th Edition, Wiley
We recommend you purchase the textbook. 
Details can be found here.


This course will be of value to trainee project managers, other construction professionals looking to develop core project management skills, and non-construction professionals moving into construction project management.


By the end of this 2 day course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the project management process from inception to completion
  • Apply a formalised and disciplined approach to project management
  • Appreciate the importance of planning and project controls to achieving successful projects
  • Successfully complete a project within budget and on schedule
  • Engage with stakeholders with confidence
  • Identify the best ways to address risk & uncertainty


Introduction to the principles of Project Management for Construction and Development

  • Overview of the Code of Practice (5th Edition)
  • Project management and definitions
  • Characteristics of construction projects
  • Characteristics of construction project management
  • Scope of project management
  • Project lifecycle
  • Project stages and key decisions

Preparing the strategy – Inception, Feasibility, Strategy, Pre-construction Project need

  • Development of project brief from objectives
  • Roles & responsibilities of the team and stakeholders
  • Planning and preparing including key success factors
  • Scheduling, monitoring and controlling
  • Value and risk management
  • Assembling and managing the team – leadership
  • Project Execution Plan
  • Procurement & contractual arrangements
  • Key deliverables/outputs

Executing the strategy – Construction, Testing & Commissioning

  • Scope management
  • Reporting & governance
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Performance management
  • Resources management
  • Change, risk & issues management
  • Quality management and control
  • Commissioning services
  • Performance as designed
  • Key deliverables/outputs

Managing the output – Completion, handover and operation, Post-completion review and In Use

  • Acceptance criteria
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Completion and handover procedures
  • Measuring success
  • Defects liability management
  • Learning outcomes
  • Key deliverables/outputs


Roger Waterhouse & Arnab Mukherjee