Project Management & Supervision Fundamentals

Examine project management concepts and best practices, and learn to apply them to residential construction. This course aims to sharpen learners' skills with scheduling and critical paths, contingencies, logistics and lead times, human resources, safety, administration, contracts, regulations, budgeting and cost control, quality control and client relations.

Knowledge & Skill Building Areas

  • Traits of a Good Project Manager
  • Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Setting Expectations
  • Communication Plan
  • Written Records
  • Regulations & Standards
  • Project Lifecycle & Constraints
  • Project Management Principles
  • Construction Files
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring & Controlling

Ideal candidates for taking this course are:  Inspectors, Technicians, On-site staff, Site Supervisors, Construction Managers, Warranty Representatives and Technicians, Trades, Suppliers, Support Staff, Purchasing Agents, Customer Service Representatives, Designers, Drafts persons management and individuals interested in starting a construction business.

This course is required for the following certifications:  Residential Construction Site Manager (RCSM), Professional Site Manager and is an elective course for Residential Management and Master Home Builder. 

Delivery Method:  

Blend learning delivery option:

This blended e-learning course combines approximately five hours of online learning with two days of classroom learning.

Classroom times:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

100% online delivery option:

This distance learning format provides you with a learning option that caters to your busy schedule by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom and converting it into an online format that's available 24/7.

Classroom locations:  This course is delivered by PHBI in Calgary and Edmonton.  Courses can also be held in other centers based on demand.

Exam & passing grade:  The exam for this course is closed book. The passing grade is 70% and 100% attendance when taking the blended learning delivery option is compulsory to qualify for PHBI certification.

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course.  However, it is recommended that individuals have the construction knowledge outlined in RCSM Level 1 or have practical site management experience prior to taking this course.