Construction Management Specialization

Started Jul 17

Construction Management Specialization

Construction Project Management and Planning

Develop and understand the foundations of project planning and scheduling techniques

About This Specialization

Construction Management is the planning, coordinating, and building of a project from conception to completion. This specialization is intended for Construction industry professionals, engineers, and architects looking to advance their careers. Students interested in learning about construction project management would also benefit from this specialization.

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4 courses

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Construction Project Management

    Current session: Jul 17 — Aug 28.
    Commitment
    This course is rigorous and learners are expected to dedicate 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Construction Project Management introduces you to Project Initiation and Planning. Industry experts join Columbia University professor, Ibrahim Odeh, to give an overview of the construction industry. Professor Odeh teaches the fundamentals of the Project Development Cycle while guest lecturers discuss Lean Project Delivery method and Lean Design Behaviors. Technological advances, such as Building Information Modeling, will be introduced with real world examples of the uses of BIM during the Lifecycle of the Project. The course concludes with Professor Odeh discussing the importance of project planning and scheduling and an opportunity to develop a Work Breakdown Structure.
  2. COURSE 2

    Construction Scheduling

    Upcoming session: Jul 24 — Sep 4.
    Commitment
    This course is rigorous and learners are expected to dedicate 5 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Learners will discover the key project scheduling techniques and procedures including; how to create a network diagram, how to define the importance of the critical path in a project network, and defining project activities float. Also covered are the fundamentals of Bar Charts, Precedence Diagrams, Activity on Arrow, PERT, Range Estimating, and linear project operations and the line of balance.
  3. COURSE 3

    Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control

    Upcoming session: Jul 24 — Sep 4.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course introduces the types of cost estimation from the conceptual design phase through the more detailed design phase of a construction project. In addition, the course highlights the importance of controlling costs and how to monitor project cash flow. Students will work on a break-even analysis of construction tasks in a project.
  4. COURSE 4

    Construction Finance

    Current session: Jul 17 — Aug 28.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The final course of the specialization expands the knowledge of a construction project manager to include an understanding of economics and the mathematics of money, an essential component of every construction project. Topics covered include the time value of money, the definition and calculation of the types of interest rates, and the importance of Cash Flow Diagrams.

Creators

  • Columbia University

    Columbia University's Construction Engineering and Management Program prepares students to effectively deliver and manage the capital facilities and infrastructure that are critical to worldwide productivity.

    For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

  • Ibrahim Odeh, Ph.D., MBA

    Ibrahim Odeh, Ph.D., MBA

    Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

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