Construction Project Management: Bid and Beyond


Construction managers need to be aware of potential problems and pitfalls when bidding and managing their own projects. Through a combination of lectures and group exercises, this course will examine leadership concepts and forward thinking project delivery methods, such as Design/Build and CM at Risk, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and more. You will evaluate industry employment opportunities, distinguish differences between public and private construction projects, discuss LEAN construction principles, practice using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, learn enhanced marketing techniques and the RFP process. This course will also help you identify techniques to overcome potential problems and pitfalls when managing your own projects. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the entire delivery process from design development through construction completion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply next generation project delivery concepts such as Design/Build, CM at Risk and Integrated Project Delivery
  • Utilize techniques to successfully cross-manage cost, schedule, quality and most importantly, safety
  • Examine a variety of components within the project delivery process, such as long-term programming, planning, business development, marketing, financing, risk aversion and mitigation, public relations and relationships
  • Write marketing plans that support your company’s long-term goals, strengths and experience
  • Plan construction projects that meet the goals and vision of the owner and all project stakeholders

Skills You Will Gain

  • Construction management
  • Project Delivery
  • Program management
  • Preconstruction
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This course will run from January 19 to March 29, 2021. It is an online course with class materials that can be accessed throughout the week. The course is structured to move from one week to the next. Students will receive an email on the first day of class with login information to access the course.

The refund deadline for this course is 2 weeks from the start date of the course.

Students must achieve a grade of C or higher (not C minus) in order for this course to count towards the requirements for the Construction Management Certificate.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Visit to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page. All elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Students must be able to download and upload files from and to the online classroom. Students will also need access to a current version of Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam or other PDF reader in order to review and edit PDF documents.

Section Course Materials

Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction


Building Construction Illustrated