Take Control of Your Profit With CPM Construction Scheduling Basics

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  • 90 minutes

Just as a bid is an estimate of the costs needed to construct a project, the construction schedule is an estimate of the time needed to construct a project. Ignoring the time management portion of projects leads to delays, busts budgets, and kills profits. The first step of properly managing your project time is planning your project and then working your plan. In order to manage your project using the project schedule, you will need to ensure that the project construction schedule represents the plan for completion. Properly managing your project time also includes managing project risks, which includes managing added work, changes to the project, and dealing with unanticipated events. 

In this webinar expert speaker Mark Nagata, will discuss how to use the project schedule to demonstrate entitlement to additional time. You will learn why a construction schedule is an essential project management tool. 

The webinar also provides construction professionals with an understanding of how to manage and protect the project time from a risk perspective. 

Session Highlights: 

  • Construction Schedule Introduction 

  • What is a construction schedule? 

  • Why are construction schedules necessary? 

  • Essential CPM Scheduling Information 

  • Dates, Durations, and Logic relationships 

  • Work Calendars, Constraints 

  • Building a CPM Construction Schedule 

  • What is the baseline schedule? 

  • CPM Schedule Updates 

  • Why CPM schedule updates essential? 

  • Updating the schedule? 

  • Time Extension Requests 

  • Demonstrating entitlement to additional time using the project schedule 

  • Prospective (forward-looking) and Retrospective (backward-looking) methods 

  • Time Impact Analysis (TIA) 

  • Preparing and evaluating a request for additional time 

  • Scheduling Best Practices and Abuses 

  • You will learn construction scheduling best practices, tips, and abuses 

Why You Should Attend: 

The benefits of attending this live webinar include an experienced instructor who can provide the perspective of both the contractor, who is typically responsible for developing and updating the project schedule, as well as the owner, who is typically responsible with reviewing and accepting the project schedule and evaluating requests for additional time. We will also discuss how project schedules are used and misused to support a party’s position. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Project Managers 

  • Project Cost & Schedule Engineers 

  • Owner Representatives 

  • Construction Attorneys 

  • All construction professionals interested in finishing their projects on time and on budget.

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session. 
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Mark Nagata

Mark Nagata

Mark Nagata is a Director, Shareholder with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc. He is a recognized expert on CPM schedule delay analysis and claims evaluation and is a qualified expert witness. He directs and performs all types of analyses from schedule delay analyses to inefficiency analyses and the calculation of damages. He has worked on road and heavy highway, bridge, mega-mass transit, hospital, medical research facilities, commercial, retail, power distribution, environmental, and nuclear facility projects. Mark is a co-author of the Third Edition of Construction Delays, a comprehensive, practical treatise addressing the analysis of delays on construction projects. He was also a major contributor and continues to provide updates and revisions to the AACE International’s (AACEi) Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis (RP-FSA).

Mark continuously writes articles and technical papers and presents seminars and webinars on construction claim-related topics. He is an award-winning instructor with the National Highway Institute (NHI) and has presented the following courses: Managing Highway Contract Claims Analysis & Avoidance; Use of CPM for Estimating Scheduling and Timely Completion; Alternative Contracting; and Principles of Writing Highway Construction Specifications.

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