On-demand Video Course
Construction Planning & Scheduling Theory
The easiest way to learn Critical Path Method scheduling for the Construction industry.
Learn how to build a CPM project schedule step-by-step.
6 hours of on-demand video
6 challenging quizzes
Certificate of completion
Creating a good construction project schedule is difficult effort.
But it can be a wasted effort if we don’t start with principles first; the principles of proper CPM scheduling. That’s why I created a course that focuses on the foundations of good scheduling.
This course will take the complexity and confusion out of planning & scheduling projects with professional videos that are clear and concise. And you can watch them as many times as it takes.
I will guide you step-by-step through the process of building a good CPM schedule.
Not only that, I share real-world examples and situations from over 26 years of experience in the field of Project Controls.
Whether you’re confused by all of the jargon of the project controls world, or you just need to fill in your knowledge gaps, I will share everything you need to know about scheduling Construction projects, from definitions to expert techniques and processes.
I believe that anyone can create good CPM schedules and manage them to help drive a successful construction project. It just takes patience, dedication, and the right amount of focused learning, starting with principles first.
Join me and let’s explore Construction Planning & Scheduling together.
Never have I come across a course that covers the unique process of Construction Planning & Scheduling with so much depth. Saleh makes the concepts easy to understand… and the videos are lovely to look at.
I love this course and recommend it to all planners & schedulers!
Creator of XER Toolkit
What You Will Learn
Total Course Time: 6h 00m
Introduction to Construction Project Management
What is and What is Not a Project
What is Planning vs Scheduling
Minimizing Risks with Good Planning
Scheduling: Experience vs Education
Myths and Misconceptions of Project Scheduling
Mid-Course Quiz: Planning & Scheduling
Basic Scheduling with Bar Charts
Advantages & Disadvantages of Bar Charts
How to Best Use Bar Charts
A Brief Introduction to the Critical Path Method
The Steps for Creating a CPM Schedule
Factors for Breaking Down Work
Using WBS to Break work Down
An Example for Proper Sizing fo Activities
What is an Event?
Step 2 - Estimating Durations
Step 3 - Adding Logic Relationships
Step 4 & 5 - Run CPM Scheduling and Analyzing Results
Optional Step - Resources + Cost Loading
Step 6 - Implementing the Schedule
Step 7 - Monitoring & Controlling the Project
Step 8 - Closeout
Project Schedule vs Construction Schedule
Mid-Course Quiz: Building a CPM Schedule
Lags & Lead Time
Tips for Drawing Logic Networks
Drawing Logic Networks
Proper Use of Lag & Lead Time
Mid-Course Quiz: Networks & Logic
Date Constraints and Their Impacts
CPM Example 2
How to do CPM Scheduling: A Walkthrough Example
Who Owns The Float?
What is Free Float?
Defining The Critical Path
What Drives Driving Relationships
The End of Day Convention
Applying an Imposed Finish Date to Your Project
The Impact of Calendars on CPM Scheduling
Non-Work Days and Calendars
Mid-Course Quiz: CPM Scheduling
Logic Linking Example with Finish-to-Finish Relationships
Combining S-S and F-F Relationships: An Example
Dynamic Minimum Lag: A New Relationship Type
Logic Relationship and Precendence Networks
Logic Linking Example with Start-to-Start Relationships
Mid-Course Quiz: Logic Relationship & Precendence Networks
Updating Schedules with Progress
Schedule Updating: The Interval
Schedule Updating: Interpreting the Results
Myths and Misconceptions of Updating Schedules
What is Project Controls?
What is a Baseline?
Assessing Percent Complete of Activitiesand Projects
Course Wrap Up
Mid-Course Quiz: Progress Updating
Great Course! The subjects are broken down into clear and easy-to-understand points, real-life examples are given, and the material is brought to life.
I learned a lot from this course and would recommend the course to anyone involved in the Project Controls field. Even experienced professionals can learn new things from this course.
Planner & Scheduler at STV
MEET DR. SALEH MUBARAK
Saleh Mubarak is an internationally renowned Project Controls speaker, consultant, author and educator. An authority on project planning, scheduling and project controls, Saleh is the author of Construction Project Scheduling & Control 3rd ed., a text widely used in University and College courses. He was a member of the team that wrote the first Project Scheduling certification exam for PMI in 2007.
Saleh’s 26 year career in project management spans across industries in both the private and public sectors as well as over 12 years teaching in Universities, including most recently at Qatar University where he was head of the Civil Engineering department.
Who Is This Course For?
Let’s find out if this course is for you. It’s a perfect fit if….
Student #1: You are a complete beginner to project controls with no idea on how the Critical Path Method or project schedules work.
Student #2: You already know a project management software package like Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project and have built a project schedule or two, but you struggle to understand the scheduling jargon and underlying concepts.
Student #3: You are a planner & scheduler but need a refresher on project controls, CPM scheduling and Construction project management.
Basically, if you are a master of project controls, if you build complex Construction project schedules and manage them to perfection, then DON’T take the course. Everyone else: you should take the course, today.
Frequently Asked Questions
This training is aimed at engineering and construction professionals working in industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, & Energy.
The training will be helpful for anyone from complete beginners to intermediate level students looking to fill their gaps with Construction Planning & Scheduling. It’s also perfect for anyone who has previously used project management software, but never learned the underlying foundations & concepts.
On-Demand training provides you with online access to the course videos which you can watch anytime and anywhere you have internet access. The courses are self-paced meaning that you can watch as much or as little as you like in a sitting – the pace is up to you to decide.
Upon purchase of the course you’ll get access to the online videos where you can watch them online (even on iOS or Android devices).
No, we do not currently offer the ability to download the videos. The videos can be viewed online through your user account only.
Yes. This course offers 6 quizzes to help you verify you are grasping the concepts. The quizzes can be completed after each module (as shows in the course outlines above), with the exception of module 2. There is no quiz for module 2.
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