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Contractor/Construction Management

Stratford's contractor/construction management school can provide you with an in-depth look at what is in involved in a career in construction management.

From understanding how to read an independent contractor agreement, to estimating projects costs and coordinating scheduling, Stratford can help you learn about a variety of important construction jobs in a number of settings.

Our quality curriculum offers comprehensive career training that could help you prepare for a number of career opportunities.

The best part is that you can study at home when it is most convenient for you, and our affordable monthly payment plans let you pay-as-you-go. Enrol Today!
Contractor/Construction Management Module 1
Introduction To Construction Management

• A Typical Construction Project
• Duties and Responsibilities of a Construction Manager
• Hiring of Construction Managers
• Profile of the Construction Trades You Will Be Supervising
• A Crash Course in Project Planning
• Computer Assisted Drafting and Design

Contractor/Construction Management Module 2
What is Construction Management?

• Scope of the Industry
• A Historical Perspective
• Industry Sectors
• The Project Players
• Career Opportunities
• The Construction Project
• Project Delivery Methods
• How We Get the Work
• Making the Bid/No Bid Decision
• Contract Documents
• Construction Specification Institute
• Contract Types
• Project Stages

Contractor/Construction Management Module 3
Job Site Management

• Estimating Project Costs
• Characteristics of a Good Estimator
• Coordinating the Construction Details
• When Things Go Wrong
• Job Site Management Techniques
• Subcontractor Coordination
• Project Planning and Scheduling
• Factors Affecting Project Performance
• Monitoring Project Performance
• Managing Quality and Safety
• The Economics of Quality and Safety
• Managing Project Risks
• Building Information Modeling

Contractor/Construction Management Module 4
Measurement in Residential Construction Estimation

• Estimates in the Residential Construction Industry
• Principles of Measurement for Estimating
• Measuring Excavation and Site Work
• Measuring Concrete Work
• Measuring Carpentry Work
• Measuring Masonry and Finishes

Contractor/Construction Management Module 5
Pricing and Residential Construction Estimation

• Estimating Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Work
• Pricing General Expenses
• Pricing Labor and Equipment
• Pricing Subcontractors’ Work
• Preparing a Bill of Materials
• Pricing Equipment
• Managing Subcontractor Pricing Procedures
• Estimation Summaries and Bids
• Estimates for Remodeling Work
• Computer Estimating

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.
Contractor/Construction Management Program

I have a much better understanding of the construction process, the terms, and the way it all works.

A.P. - Ontario