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Contractor / Construction Management

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Contractor / Construction Management

A successful career in construction management begins with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of building, estimations, and project management.

Stratford's Contractor/Construction Management course covers the basics of construction management and includes modules on measurements, estimations, job site management, general construction knowledge and more.

Stratford's home study program can help students gain a valuable knowledge base that could help them directly on the job or in working on their own projects.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of jobs for Construction Managers is projected to increase by 8% through 2029.*
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

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

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

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

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
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

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 course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Contractor Construction Management Program

"Worthwhile, really gained lots of information."

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"The online course, the payment plan, and the convenience of working at my own pace was just the package I was looking for. I'm so happy I selected Stratford Career Institute."

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