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Upcoming Education

Microsoft Project for Construction

Tuesday Aug 03, 2021

From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Cost: $900.00

Registration deadline: Tuesday Jul 27, 2021.

4 Instructor-Led Webinars (Scheduling, Resource, Trade Tracking and Cost Control). When registering for this, you are registering for all four parts.

Successful completion of all 4 webinars is worth 2 Gold Seal Credits.

Part 1 – August 3
Part 2 – August 4
Part 3 – August 10
Part 4 – August 11

Fee for all 4 webinars: $800+HST, Non-Members: $900+HST

PART 1: Scheduling
By the end of the workshop, you will be well-versed in using Microsoft Project for scheduling. You will be able to provide valuable advice and accurately present information to your clients.
• Create a basic project plan including Work Breakdown Schedule and dependencies
• Incorporate Milestones and Significant dates
• Identify/Manage the Critical Path
• Incorporate Job Deadlines
• Identify slack and project float
• Create an ‘Early Start’ and ‘Early Finish’ Schedule
• Create a ‘Late Start’ and ‘Late Finish’ Schedule
• Create a basic Impact Analysis using the Network Diagram
• Add a tolerance to the Critical Path
• Create a Trade Tracking Resource Schedule
• Incorporate changes to the Project Start Date.

PART 2: Resources
This instructor-led webinar has been specifically designed to provide the Construction Professional with industry-best-practice on how to use Microsoft Project for Trade Tracking and Resource Management.
• Create work assignments to trades, employees, subcontractors.
• Add costing and availability information.
• Incorporate the work quantities from estimates.
• Assign and manage overtime at overtime rates.
• Re-distribute and re-assign actual work.
• Resolve over allocated personnel, equipment issues. Adjust individual workloads.
• Share heavy equipment or specialized personnel over multiple projects and monitor availability.
• Assign Saturday or off hours work by trade or task
• Monitor resources by tasks, work completion rates, availability, costs, projects li>

PART 3: Trade Tracking
This instructor-led webinar has been specifically designed to provide the Construction Professional with industry-best-practice on how to use Microsoft Project for Tracking Changes.
• Update projects and tasks.
• Record actual starts, work durations, finish dates.
• Record a delay and demonstrate the effect of the delay on other tasks.
• Record splits in work.
• Postpone or move work to alternate times.
• Create a 2, 3, or 4 week look ahead.
• Create a delay report.
• Compare actuals to planned dates and costs.
• Re-assign work.
• Accelerate schedules and note the effects on costs and time.
• Compare costs and schedules between projects.

PART 4: Cost Control
This instructor-led webinar has been specifically designed to provide the Construction Professional with industry-best-practice on how to use Microsoft Project for Cost Control.
• Create weekly and monthly cash flow reports
o Including subcontractor pricing
o Including variable cost rates for trades, personnel, and equipment
• Monitor budgeted Costs, Price, Profit Margins, Actual Costs and projected costs.li>
• Identify Project status when ahead or behind schedule and/or over or under budget
• Reassign work and identify effect on costing.
• Reschedule work and identify effect on costs.
• Create cost reports showing weekly performance from a cost perspective.
• Compare costs between projects.


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