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Practical Construction Scheduling — Meeting Contract Specs, Improved Performance and Support for Time Extensions

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Practical Construction Scheduling —
Meeting Contract Specs, Improved Performance and
Support for Time Extensions
Two–part Recorded Webinar Series w/CPM Book 
[ February Special - Regular Price $499, Now $349. 
Includes Bonus Tips and Tricks Recorded Webinar* (Exp. 3/1/2021) ]
Presented by:
  Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE
Prairie Sky Consulting

Scheduling is Key to On-time Performance and Getting Paid on Time

Use of critical path method (CPM) scheduling is one of the few tools that actually helps contractors and subcontractors to improve efficiency and processes, to plan better logistics and delivery of long lead items and to help foresee and document possible delays. CPM schedules are the Excel modeling tool of construction activities — they can help you find better ways to build your project, improve crew flow, coordinate subcontractors, and minimize costly equipment rentals. Most public and private contracts require schedule submissions. And for many projects, competence in scheduling can help you climb the pre-qualification ladder.

This introductory course is designed to help you become fluent in construction scheduling over a very dynamic, two-afternoon live webinar series from the comfort of your office or conference room.

This six-hour recorded webinar series will help you:

BONUS #1

Registration comes with Bill's Critical Path Method (CPM) book!

Sign up for this 2-part training series and receive the McGraw-Hill publication: Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling — a comprehensive book on CPM scheduling and project controls, authored by William East.

This 225-page book sells for $79 but is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up for the CPM schedule training program.

BONUS #2

Construction Scheduling Tips and Tricks: Better Schedules and Improved Project Performance 
(Dr. Saleh Mubarak)

CPM software-independent, this
recorded webinar focuses on the
little things you learn from
experience that can improve your
productivity, save time and
in-general simplify your con-
struction scheduling activities,
from planning and schedule
creation to schedule develop-
ment, updating and project
close-out.   

  • Understand CPM scheduling theory
  • Become conversant in how to create and read bar (Gantt) charts and CPM networks
  • Discover the critical path and comprehend CPM calculations and definitions
  • Learn the steps involved in creating a CPM schedule for any project
  • Understand Arrow and Precedence Networks
  • Develop strategies to create and update cost-loaded schedules and speeding payments
  • Get tips for better and more efficient scheduling and reporting using activity codes
  • Comprehend how effective scheduling leads to rapid claims recovery
  • Learn about earned value and use of schedules for progress payments
  • And more!

CMs, A/Es, Owners and Design-Builders Need To Be On Board

Owners, CM and A/E Contract Administrators are well served when they can read and interpret contractor-submitted schedules, so they can understand the contractor's plan and know their own commitments to both the contractor and stakeholders. Additionally, knowing how to read a schedule helps mitigate delays and address potential or actual delay claims.

Listen to this 2-part training session to learn the basics of CPM scheduling including the key points & stakeholders to keep in mind when working out the project flow, learn where to begin when building a new schedule, figure out how to make calculations to build arrow and precedence schedules, realize training resources available to you through different media, become proficient at reading schedules and understand how updates are made and communicated.

The course will also answer such questions as:

  • How can I simplify a large schedule?
  • What are "cost-loaded" schedules?
  • An example (bad) spec from NAVFAC
  • RMS & SDEF Requirements
  • How can CPM help you get paid for change orders?

Taught By the Guy Who Wrote the Book! Train Your Whole Staff

Having created scheduling standards, specs, and provided consulting and software research and development services, Dr. Bill East is well versed in showing the application of CPM scheduling.  Known for his measured approach and insightful training style, this course will help you and your staff understand how schedules work, how to read them and how to put them to immediate productive use on your projects.

Meet Your Expert Instructor:

William "Bill" East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE.  
Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting

Bill East is a nationally recognized thought-leader on the application of technologies, developing standards and solving problems in the construction industry.  East served as Program Manager for the Engineering Research and Development Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers for 28 years where he helped develop the standard definition exchange format (SDEF) for schedule deliverables.  East has taught scheduling at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of Critical Path Method (CPM) Tutor for Construction Planning and Scheduling published by McGraw-Hill. East has won numerous awards from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), FIATECH and others. Click here to read a complete bio.

 Who Will Benefit?

This two-part training program is a must if you're a public or private owner, construction manager, contract administrator, contractor, subcontractor, designer, architect or engineer. Now's the time for you and your staff to start enjoying the benefits of efficient scheduling and process management that will ultimately result in increased profits.

 PDUs/PDHs - Certificates of completion available upon request for education credits.

*February Special Price and Bonus #2

In addition to the special price and Bill East book, the June
Special includes an added free bonus on-demand webinar:

Construction Scheduling Tips and Tricks:
Better Schedules and Improved Project Performance

(Dr. Saleh Mubarak)

CPM software-independent, the recorded training program focuses on the little things you learn from experience that can improve your productivity, save time and in-general simplify your construction scheduling activities, from planning and schedule creation to schedule development, updating and project close-out. Dr. Mubarak’s unique insight and teaching techniques will go a long way in improving your scheduling skills, including Baseline Schedule Essentials, Creating the Schedule, Schedule Updates and much, much more.
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