Construction Project Management

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Course Dates

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January 24, 2023

Course Duration

DURATION

3 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

PROGRAM FEE

US$1,400 US$1,246 or get US$140 off with a referral

Course Information Flexible payment available

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Why Enroll In The Construction Project Management Program?

With trillions of dollars being invested in megaprojects across the globe and a steady expansion of residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects, the construction industry is poised for a bright future and will need well-trained managers to oversee projects to completion. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is an excellent time to invest in your career as a construction project manager. Employment in the field, in the U.S Economy, is expected to grow by 10% through 2028, faster than the average of all other occupations. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University Executive Education’s online certification course will prepare you to manage schedules, budgets, risks, regulations, and personnel in a construction industry engaged in building the world’s new residences, office buildings, and hospitals, retrofitting existing spaces, and supervising infrastructure megaprojects.

$57 Trillion

Estimate of how much the world needs to spend on infrastructure by 2030

Source: McKinsey & Co.

$107,106

The average annual salary for a construction project manager in New York, plus an average additional cash compensation of $8,065

Source: Glassdoor

$1.3 Trillion

Expenditures on structures each year in the United States

Source: Associated General Contractors of America

Who Is This Program For?

This course is designed for professionals working in the construction field who are interested in pursuing a more advanced management role. It will be particularly instructive for mid-career to senior construction professionals, project managers and engineers, especially those working in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, and transport industries. Here are roles well suited to this certification course:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Lead Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Developer
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Planner
  • Scheduler
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Site Engineer
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Modules

Module 1:

Construction Industry Overview

Module 2:

Fundamentals of the Project Development Cycle

Module 3:

Sustainable Development

Module 4:

Trends and Risks in Construction Industry

Module 5:

Planning a Project

Module 6:

Introduction to Scheduling and Construction Activities

Module 7:

Critical Path Method

Module 8:

Activity on Arrow

Module 9:

PERT and Range Estimation

Module 10:

Role of Scheduler and Line of Balance

Module 11:

Trends and Technologies in Scheduling

Module 12:

Scheduling for Large Programs and Risk Management

Module 1:

Construction Industry Overview

Module 7:

Critical Path Method

Module 2:

Fundamentals of the Project Development Cycle

Module 8:

Activity on Arrow

Module 3:

Sustainable Development

Module 9:

PERT and Range Estimation

Module 4:

Trends and Risks in Construction Industry

Module 10:

Role of Scheduler and Line of Balance

Module 5:

Planning a Project

Module 11:

Trends and Technologies in Scheduling

Module 6:

Introduction to Scheduling and Construction Activities

Module 12:

Scheduling for Large Programs and Risk Management
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Faculty

Faculty Member Dr. Ibrahim Odeh

Dr. Ibrahim Odeh

Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia Engineering, Founding Director, Global Leaders in Construction Management

Ibrahim S. Odeh focuses his studies and research on assisting construction firms with strategic management assignments in areas related to strategy and business development; infrastructure and construction market analysis; market entry strategy; and trends affecting the future of the construction market. The result of his work helped several companies in the decision-making processes to enter new geographical locations, expand to new markets, build new units within the same institutions, and differentiate firms during the pre-bidding process... More info

Industry Examples

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Crossroads Advisory

Accounting company for small businesses contributes to the course content related to the Estimate to Completion or EAC lifecycle.

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STV

Architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management provider contributes to the course content related to defining the role of a construction manager, and BIM.

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AECOM

Large-scale development and infrastructure firm contributes to the course as a case study on its nationwide housing and infrastructure development program with Libya.

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VERTEX

Architecture, engineering, and construction firm contributes to the course insights into construction bonds.

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McKinsey & Co.

Public and private sector consulting firm contributes to the course content related to capital projects and infrastructure.

Logo of Dentons

Dentons

Global law firm contributes to the course features of construction contracts.

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Skanska

Project development and construction group contributes to the course best practices on EHS, as well as sustainability.

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Strategic Program Management LLC

Large capital construction company contributes to the course content focused on identifying and managing international risks.

Note: All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a verified digital certificate of completion from EMERITUS in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education.

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FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on program activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 250,000 professionals globally, across 80 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email learner.success@emeritus.org with your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enroling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the program, whichever comes later. If your enrolment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.



    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrolment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrolment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.

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