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Project Management for the Built Environment

Course Reference No: CRS-N-0047415

Course Objectives
This course presents the fundamentals of project management as applied in the built environment and more specifically for the construction industry. Participants will learn about the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) using real life examples to demonstrate how various project management principles and concepts can be applied in practice. This course offers an insight to what project management is as well as the project life cycles, stakeholders and organizations involved. It explains the project management processes and how these processes are applied in integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management. Participants will also appreciate issues related to ethics and professional conduct in the project management profession. There will be a quiz at the end of each topic to affirm participants’ understanding of the fundamentals of project management in the construction industry.

At the end of the programme, participants would be able to: 
    • Understand Project Management Body of Knowledge and project management processes.
    • Understand the application of project management in the built environment.
    • Transform construction productivity and quality through effective project management.

Outline
This course covers 13 topics. At the end of each topic, participants should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:

Topic 1 Introduction to Project Management - participants should be able to appreciate that project management is among other things, the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet project requirements. 

Topic 2 Project life Cycles, Stakeholders and Organizations - participants should be able to appreciate the roles of project phasing, project life cycle, project stakeholders and different organizational models in the context of project management.

Topic 3 Project Management Processes - participants should be able to understand that project management activities are accomplished through the use of processes that include initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing.

Topic 4 Project Integration Management - participants should be able to understand what needs to be coordinated and integrated to ensure that the project is properly planned, executed and controlled.

Topic 5 Project Scope Management - participants should be able to understand what must be done in managing the project and in defining how large or complex the project is.

Topic 6 Project Time Management - participants should be able to understand when activities need to be done and the development of a schedule that can be met as well as controlling the work to ensure that it happens.

Topic 7 Project Cost Management - participants should be able to understand how much the project will cost that includes estimating the cost of resources, performing cost budgeting and tracking to keep the project within the pre-determined budget

Topic 8 Project Quality Management - participants should be able to appreciate how good the project will be that includes plans to meet quality requirements and steps to monitor results to audit if these conform to pre-determined requirements.

Topic 9 Project Human Resource Management - participants should be able to understand who will do the work in the project that includes issues relating to staffing, evaluating, motivating and identifying people needed to do the job.

Topic 10 Project Communications Management - participants should be able to understand how information is to be delivered in the project that includes planning, executing and controlling the acquisition and dissemination of all information relevant to the needs of all project stakeholders.

Topic 11 Project Risk Management - participants should be able to appreciate the problems likely to be encountered in the project that includes systematically identifying, quantifying, analyzing and responding to project risks.

Topic 12 Project Procurement Management - participants should be able to understand the materials, suppliers, talents and equipment that must be obtained for the project that includes sourcing and managing suppliers as well as management of contracts.

Topic 13 Project Ethics and Professional Conduct - participants should be able to appreciate that the project management professional must always adhere to a high set of principles, rules and policies that includes best practices for the advancement of the profession. 

Pre-Requisites
None. This course is opened to all stakeholders in the built environment who wish to upgrade their skillsets to manage projects more effectively.

Who Should Attend
All stakeholders in the built environment including: Project managers, Architects, Engineers, Quantity surveyors, Facilities managers, Real estate professionals, Resident technical officers, site supervisors.

Mode of Training
E-Learning

Note to Participants
Participants are required to purchase the book: “Project Management for the Built Environment: Study Notes (Management in the Built Environment)” for the course. 

Information on how to purchase the book and promotional codes for the purchase will be issued upon course registration. More information about the book can be found here:

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811069918
https://www.amazon.com/Project-Management-Built-Environment-Study/dp/9811069913

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1 hour facilitated learning
33 hours e-learning
6 hours assessment
(13 online quizzes, 130 questions)

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Professor Low Sui Pheng

Dr Low Sui Pheng is presently Professor of Building in the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore where he has previously served as Director of the Centre for Project Management and Construction Law. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), he has consulted widely for many local and overseas organizations which include the Building & Construction Authority (BCA), Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) Housing & Development Board (HDB), Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL), Society of Project Management (SPM), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) (Malaysia), among others. He teaches quality, productivity, construction technology and project management at the university. His book on “Lean Construction Management (2014)” has attracted more than 53,000 downloads worldwide. His latest textbook on “Project Management for the Built Environment: Study Notes” was recently published in early 2018.

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International Participants




S$ 1391.00

  • Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger) 
or Singapore PRs


S$ 417.30

  • Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)




S$ 157.30

  • Incl. GST

Enchanced Training Support for SMEs




S$ 157.30

  • Incl. GST

Fees & Fundings

International 
Participant

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore
Citizen1 eligible
for WTS3
Singapore PRs

Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs4
Full Programme FeeS$1,300.00S$1,300.00S$1,300.00S$1,300.00S$1,300.00S$1,300.00
SkillsFuture Funding
Eligible for Claiim Period
(19 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2020)
-(S$910.00)(S$910.00)(S$910.00)(S$910.00)(S$910.00)
Nett Programme FeeS$1,300.00S$390.00S$390.00S$390.00S$390.00S$390.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$91.00S$27.30S$27.30S$27.30S$27.30S$27.30
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$1,391.00S$417.30S$417.30S$417.30S$417.30S$417.30
Less Additional Funding if
Eligible Under Various Scheme
--(S$260.00)(S$325.00)-(S$260.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$1,391.00S$417.30S$157.30 S$92.30S$417.30S$157.30 

1 All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to select the programme.
2 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee.
3 Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee.
4 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html?_ga=2.154478072.1748789781.1519700056-512306731.1519700056
5 Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/sop/portal/e-Services/For%20Employers/AbsenteePayroll.jsp

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Registration will close 5 working days prior to programme commencement date