Examines how to manage multiple aspects of a mechanical construction project management including, but not limited to, planning, scheduling, budgeting, and quality control and quality assurance. Discusses the principles of lean management. Also explores best practices, organizational principles, and group dynamics.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To prepare students for running mechanical projects from receipt/acceptance of project to the final closing of the project, physically, financially, and resolving any problems after the project has closed often referred to as the warranty period. A project manager is one who leads the assigned project within a company or industry in which he or she works; The project might relate to mechanical construction, engineering, automotive, industrial, medical, and education or many other similar applications. This course describes the various responsibilities of the project manager, administration, organizational skills, and timetables related to the project cycle; Being an efficient mechanical construction project manager can make the difference as to whether a project/job/assignment is successful or fails.
- What is a construction project manager.
- Job administration.
- The construction project job from beginning to end.
- Office and field responsibilties.
- Labor relations
- Purchasing the materials.
- Job permitting.
- Job time management.
- Define what a construction project manager is and what his/hers responsibilities are.
- Demonstrate what project administration is.
- Demonstrate how to manage one project or multiple projects.
- Demonstrate various functional stages of a project assignment.
- Demonstrate project manager functions in the office, work site and lab settings.
- Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills including project documentation.
- Apply the learned principles to running a successful project from the beginning to the end using lean management principles.
- Demonstrate the importance time management in project management.
- Demonstrate effective use of Microsoft programs as tools for project management.
Complete mechanical construction project management of related projects from beginning (turnover of the project to the team or project leader) to the closing of the job/project; All areas related to the successful running of a job/project.
Assessment and Requirements
- Skill-sharpening sessions, 25% of the grade
- Assignments/projects, 25% of the grade
- Final exam, 25% of the grade
- Class participation, 25% of the grade
The student must have good computer skills, familiarization with Microsoft programs, e-mailing, simple math, writing skills, and organizational skills.
Due to the nature of this course, attendance is mandatory.