PRM693 - Project Management

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Subject Title
Project Management

Subject Description
Introductory course providing an overview of the Construction industry and the role the Project Manager plays in the feasible and successful completion of the project. In particular, the course deals with project scheduling, contract documents, surety issued bonds, construction practices, legislation and other pertinent project management duties. Focus is also given to proper change notice pricing (stocklisting), job costing and close out documentation and obtaining substantial completion for a particular project. A term long case study group project is used to further aid students in grasping an in depth understanding and appreciation of the key aspects of a construction project, as well as the importance of team work and organization.

Credit Status
One college subject credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Be knowledgeable of how a Fire Protection company is structured, and the role a project manager has in the company.
2. Be familiar with the Standard Construction document contract and the various articles and conditions that make up the contract.
3. Knowledgeable of the Construction Lien Act, holdbacks, trust provisions and a contractor's legal rights.
4. Understand the role of the surety company and the various types of Construction Bond products offered.
5. Knowledgeable of prerequisites required to obtain bonding, as well as the structure and the content of a contract bond document.
6. Capable of completing small take-offs for the purpose of compiling a quotation / cost breakdown in accordance with the National Change Notice Procedure Guide (2001).
7. Capable of interpreting and compiling Project schedules, for the purpose of determining the Critical Path for given project tasks.
8. Capable of demonstration the various communication and organizational tools available to project managers.
9. List the required tasks and submissions required to achieve substantial performance, including the required closeout documentation for various types of projects.

Essential Employability Skills


The student has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
- respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication
- use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems
- locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
- analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
- interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
- manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
- take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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