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Course Description

This course is 56 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

This second course in the Certificate in Construction Management looks at the application of controls, methods in professional construction management, and the concepts of project planning and control. Additionally, students will learn about estimating project costs along with cost engineering and procurement. The course concludes with a focus on value engineering and quality assurance.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Selecting a Professional Construction Manager
  • Week 2: Concepts of Project Planning and Control
  • Week 3: Estimating Project Costs
  • Week 4: Planning and Control of Operations and Resources
  • Week 5: Cost Engineering
  • Week 6: Procurement

What You Will Learn

  • How to select a professional construction manager
  • The different concepts associated with project planning and control
  • How to estimate project costs
  • An in-depth look at cost engineering and procurement


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Construction Management.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Construction managers
  • Project managers and architects
  • Owners of construction companies and their staff
  • Engineers, engineering technicians, and students of all disciplines
  • Developers and construction contractors
  • Construction Specialty Sub-contractors

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Methods in Project Management
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Professional Construction Management: Including CM, Design-Construct and General Contracting
Authors: Donald S. Barrie; Boyd C. Paulson
Edition: 3rd
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
ISBN: 9780070038899
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