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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 third and final course in the Certificate in Construction Management looks at valve engineering, quality and assurance, and health and safety in construction. It then focuses on industrial relations and takes an in-depth look at claims, liability, and dispute resolution. The course concludes with a focus on the current state of the art of professional construction management along with a lesson on Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Project Manager (PMP) certifications.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Value Engineering
  • Week 2: Quality Assurance
  • Week 3: Health and Safety in Construction / Risk Management, Insurance, Bonding, Liens. and Licensing
  • Week 4: Industrial Relations
  • Week 5: Claims, Liability, and Dispute Resolution
  • Week 6: Current State of the Art of Professional Construction Management / Project Management Institute (PMI) and Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certifications

What You Will Learn

  • Quality assurance and how it works
  • Health and safety protocols in construction
  • Industrial relations
  • How to resolve disputes along with claims and liability
  • Information on PMI and PMP certifications


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
Business Methods in Managing Construction
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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