Project and Construction Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

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Course Date: 
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 to Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
Course Time: 
8 am - 5 pm
Continuing Education Credits: 
Course Fee: 

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*This class is one of the mandatory class requirements for The Construction Purchasing Certificate Program.
To learn more about this certificate program click here

Target Audience:

This program is targeted towards buyers, contract administrators, project managers, program managers, and executive directors.

Course Description:

Today's market has a myriad of construction projects; a large number being in the public sector – schools, housing projects, arenas, dams, gas pipelines, and countless others.  Project management is an important component of a construction project and the key to the successful completion of the project.  Project management is there from the inception of the project and remains an active presence through the planning/design, acquisition, and execution of all deliverables.  

Project management is responsible for monitoring costs/expenditures and ensuring that deadlines/milestones are met; in other words, controlling the entire scope of the project, never losing sight of the goal.  The construction project manager and contracts administrator need to be onboard early in the acquisition process to ensure appropriate and targeted controls are in place and deliverables with corresponding deadlines are included in the project contract.  Due to the nature and size of most construction/renovation projects, construction project managers and contract administrators must work hand-in-glove to ensure the completion of the project – on time and within budget.

This course will examine the:

  • Phases of the construction project planning process;
  • Tools employed for the project - from pre-solicitation through the executed contract;
  • Reporting methods; and,
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the individual(s) overseeing the construction project.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Initiate proper and effective contract management;
  • Identify key legal and construction definitions;
  • Develop an effective contract administration process;
  • Create a RAM (Responsibility Assignment Management) plan;
  • Monitor key contract obligations and performance measures; and,
  • Implement best practices to ensure that a project is completed on time and on budget.