Project Planning, Scheduling and Control

Construction project schedules can be unwieldy, and, without a steady hand to guide them, will spiral out of control quickly. In this course, you will learn a systematic approach to creating and managing construction schedules. Through lecture and case studies, students will discover skills and best practices necessary to effectively plan and control projects of any size, as well as gain an in-depth understanding of scheduling and project controls.

Some best practices students can expect to learn include, analyzing work breakdown structures, project specifications, critical path method scheduling techniques, network analysis using scheduling software, resource and cost allocation, and claims management. Know the ins-and-outs of managing a Baseline schedule and updating that schedule from design through construction completion.

Overall Course Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the basic concepts and techniques of creating and managing a construction schedule, which includes planning, scheduling and control (monitoring and evaluating).
  • Apply cost and resource loading principals and identify the correlation to the estimate.
  • Practice producing weekly and monthly updates to project schedules.
  • Discover how project delays impact timelines and justify solutions to best approach them.
  • Analyze management of change orders that are identified during the course of construction
  • Create a critical path method (CPM) schedule for a construction project and manage the schedule from pre-construction to final completion.
Academic Units
3
CEUs
0
Section Number
193CNM602
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Enrollment Policies

Visit https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Technical Requirements

Certain 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. You may be required to bring a tablet to class to complete assignments. To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

ASPE

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

BIA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.

SRBX

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.