Our Level 4 Construction Project Management Certification consist of 10 units. They are:
Unit 1 - Introduction to Construction Management
This unit explores the various responsibilities of a construction manager such as team management, quality control, cost evaluation and inspection. In addition, the introduction to construction management reveals the core principles, practices, and ethics required of a construction manager to successfully supervise and handle construction projects.
Unit 2 - Development and Organisation of Construction Projects
With a deep understanding of the responsibilities of a construction manager, candidates are then exposed to the development and organisational phase of construction projects. The practical details of the life cycle of construction projects is expounded beginning from the project initiation phase to the project planning phase where the projects’ risks are assessed. The unit then concludes with candidates understanding the various components of the project-closing phase.
Unit 3 - Importance of Estimation in Construction Work
The third unit focuses on laying and broadening candidates’ knowledge in the cost estimation of construction projects. In this unit, topics focus on the various methods of arriving at an accurate estimate vis-a-vis the timeline from project commencement to completion, materials for the project and the workforce required. The unit concludes with the candidates being acquainted with the overall importance of scheduling and costing to ensure accurate estimation.
Unit 4 - Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection
The course proceeds to lay bare the technical details of site location investigation and selection. Candidates are exposed to the importance of site exploration in revealing various topographical factors, and the selection of site based on the site investigation report and budget.
Unit 5 - Site Organisation
The course then advances further to the concept of site organisation, which incorporates site management and site logistics. Site management covers all the details of day-to-day control of the project, which involves budget dispensation, tackling emerging problems, health and safety of the team and the provision of essential utilities. The unit also expounds on project efficiency and process optimization.
Unit 6 - Planning for Equipment
The sixth unit explains the core aspect of equipment planning including the importance of making the right decisions in construction equipment and tools such as selecting the right amount and quality of equipment, plant and equipment acquisition, purchase and/or equipment renting. On completing the unit, candidates are equipped with the knowledge of equipment planning in ensuring efficiency during construction projects.
Unit 7 - Equipment Management
Equipment logistics and management are a key factor in the success of a project. Hence, the course proceeds to provide students with a clear understanding of equipment management, specifically, the aspect of equipment maintenance and repair, inventory, and tracking. The candidates, at the end of this unit, grasp the importance of equipment management in keeping cost overrun low.
Unit 8 - Material Management
Unit eight centres on the challenges of material purchase, identification, selection and the purchase of the right quantity and quality of materials. In addition, the candidates are introduced to the concept of material storage and inventory. The unit also unveils the need and significance of material supply and distribution as well as the concept of quality assurance.
Unit 9 - Purchase and Storage Management
Candidates’ attention is brought to focus on the concept of purchase and storage management. This concept enlightens candidates on the solution to the challenges of material purchase and storage such as material procurement, inadequate and poor storage facilities. The unit also examines the solutions to the damage of materials as a result of poor handling, vandalism, and weather.
Unit 10 - Human Resource Management
The construction management course concludes with a look at one of the core aspects of every successful business – Human Resource Management. Candidates are introduced to effective team monitoring and development skills, organisational, and communication skills.