Superintendent Academy

This Course is ideal for aspiring or existing Superintendents/Foreman for both general contractors as well as specialty trade contractors. Material presented in this series of classes were designed for companies specializing in the commercial construction industry. Course times are scheduled with the working professional in mind and can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks.

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All Superintendent Courses

  • Project Close Out – January 17th – 4 to 7 pm
  • Planning & Scheduling – February 6th & 7th – 4 to 6 pm
  • Project Cost Control – February 27th & 28th – 4 to 6 pm
  • Construction Productivity – March 13th– 4 to 7 pm
  • Crew Leadership – March 14th – 4 to 7 pm

Project Cost Control

  • Gain familiarity with the content of construction estimates.
  • Understand the importance of the estimating & take-off process and the role it plays in managing project cost.
  • Learn how to translate estimating information into a comprehensive construction budget
  • Analyze how proper subcontractor evaluation and qualification increases the probability of successful project cost management
  • Identify common reasons cost-over runs occur and what measures can be taken to prevent them
  • Learn how to manage Risk & Loss Potential
  • Discover techniques to properly manage multiple subcontractors and/or labor crews to control cost
  • Become aware of various factors that may affect the project’s bottom line that may not be anticipated during the estimating process
  • Learn how to use cost control data in change order pricing and negotiations

Construction Claims, Changes and Dispute Resolution

Learn how to avoid common construction claims as wells methods to prosecute and defend claims these claims when necessary. We will cover methods for proper documentation and record-keeping.

Topics to include:

  • Sources of conflict and dispute
  • Dispute prevention
  • Dispute resolution clauses
  • Nonbinding and binding dispute resolutions
  • Change Orders

The Project Close-Out Process

Learn proven methods to implement an Effective and Successful project closeout. Project close-out is the last phase in the construction process, but arguably one of the most important. Closing out projects has become a real challenge for many contractors. However, it remains a critical aspect of the construction process to ensure on-time and proper payment. Retainage payment often hinges on successful closeout – which generally amounts to most, if not all of the job’s profit. This class will explore effective ways to create and implement a logical process that will promote a complete close out. In this class, our instruction who has worked many years as an executive with an ENR top General Contractor, will take a deep dive into the following learning objects:

  • Understanding Project Closeout – Start to Finish
  • Maximizing Profit by implementing proper Close-out procedures
  • Forecasting & Early Warnings
  • Limiting Exposure to claims and reputational damage
  • Software used to aid in proper close-out processes

Construction Productivity

Ending a project this is completed on time, within budget and profitable is the ultimate goal for any construction manager or supervisor. Often times, the project’s financial success hinges on a manager’s ability to fully understand how productivity on site effects the over-all bottom line. This course will examine the concepts and techniques used by successful managers to ensure productivity is maintained at a high level through-out the project’s duration. This class will be taught by a dynamic construction professional with years of experience leading construction crews large and small. We will identify factors that commonly lead to low productivity and provide proven techniques to avoid these conditions from developing. Whether you’re a General Contractor managing multiple subcontractor crews or a specialty subcontractor managing a specific crew, learning key techniques to keep your workforce performing at its highest level is imperative for continued success.

Crew Leadership

This course focuses on the core concepts of effective leadership and motivation to successfully lead construction teams. In a highly complex and fast paced industry such as construction, effective leadership is imperative for construction management role. Participants will learn key strategies to employ each day to exhibit the highest level of leadership for multiple construction crews or subcontractors.

Topics to include:

  • Communicating Effectively
  • Maintain a team’s sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm
  • Properly deal with difficult individuals
  • Helping others perform at a high level
  • Leading effective meetings