Superintendents Academy This is a 17 hour series of courses that will cover the below topics:
Construction Planning & Scheduling – Instructed by Bill Kessler, Whiting-Turner
Through examining practical construction considerations, this course emphasizes critical path planning and scheduling methods.
Students will analyze common industry practices for planning multiple construction activities for commercial projects. The course will provide insight on how this element plays a significant role in the project’s overall duration and bottom line. Topics to include: Developing and communicating Construction schedules The Critical Path Diagram Scheduling Time / Resource / Cost Interrelationships Schedule Monitoring The Construction Schedule as a part of the Contract Doc’s And more! Crew Leadership – Instructed by Sean Scott, Superintendent, Southway Builders This course focuses on the core concepts of effective leadership and motivation to successfully lead construction teams.
In a highly complex and fast paced industry such as construction, effective leadership is imperative for construction management role. Participants will learn key strategies to employ each day to exhibit the highest level of leadership for multiple construction crews or subcontractors. Topics to include: Communicating effectively Maintain a team’s sense of camaraderie and enthusiam Properly deal with difficult individuals Helping others perform at a high level Leading effective meetings Project Cost Control – Instructed by Sean Scott, Superintendent, Southway Builders Gain familiarity with the content of construction estimates. Understand the importance of the estimating & take-off process and the role it plays in managing project cost. Learn how to translate estimating information into a comprehensive construction budget Analyze how proper subcontractor evaluation and qualification increases the probability of successful project cost management Identify common reasons cost-over runs occur and what measures can be taken to prevent them Learn how to manage Risk & Loss Potential Discover techniques to properly manage multiple subcontractors and/or labor crews to control cost Become aware of various factors that may affect the project’s bottom line that may not be anticipated during the estimating process Learn how to use cost control data in change order pricing and negotiations Construction Productivity – Instructed by Sean Scott, Superintendent, Southway Builders Ending a project this is completed on time, within budget and profitable is the ultimate goal for any construction manager or supervisor.
Often times, the project’s financial success hinges on a manager’s ability to fully understand how productivity on site effects the over-all bottom line. This course will examine the concepts and techniques used by successful managers to ensure productivity is maintained at a high level through-out the project’s duration.
This class will be taught by a dynamic construction professional with years of experience leading construction crews large and small. We will identify factors that commonly lead to low productivity and provide proven techniques to avoid these conditions from developing.
Whether you’re a General Contractor managing multiple subcontractor crews or a specialty subcontractor managing a specific crew, learning key techniques to keep your workforce performing at its highest level is imperative for continued success. Project Close Out – Instructed by Bill Kessler, Whiting-Turner Learn proven methods to implement an Effective and Successful project closeout. Project close-out is the last phase in the construction process, but arguably one of the most important.
Closing out projects has become a real challenge for many contractors. However, it remains a critical aspect of the construction process to ensure on-time and proper payment. Retainer payment often hinges on successful closeout -which generally amounts to most, if not all of the job’s profit.
This class will explore effective ways to create and implement a logical process that will promote a complete close out. In this class, our instruction who has worked many years as an executive with an ENR top General Contractor, will take a deep dive into the following learning objects: Understanding Project Closeout – Start to Finish Maximizing Profit by implementing proper Close-out procedures Forecasting & Early Warnings Limiting Exposure to claims and reputational damage Software used to aid in proper close-out processes.