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Site Management & Supervision - Advanced Techniques (Level 3)

Overview
The image of the construction industry has improved in recent years as firms have become more aware of the need to develop the skills of their supervisors and site managers. Supervisory and management training has become more and more important to many organizations as a way of ensuring projects are completed satisfactorily.

To achieve competency, supervisors or managers have to understand the management skills that they need to have in addition to their technical knowledge and competence in the workplace. This will give them the ability in supervising or managing a construction operation. Job sites have to be managed with the same degree of expertise and to the same standards as other core business activities because of the high cost of failure.

Programme Objectives
Participants attending the Seminar will understand:

  • Assess and control work methods, resources and systems to meet works requirements
  • Supervise and manage materials, plant and equipment on site
  • Implement works and health and safety systems to meet project requirements
  • Contribute to controlling work quality, progress and cost
  • Contribute to the performance of teams and individuals and self
  • Contribute to productive working relationships
  • Monitor project quality, progress, costs and information
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals
  • Chair and participate in meetings
  • Develop constructive working relationships
  • Enable the development of self and others

Training Methodology
There will be both traditional lecture style presentations and active participation throughout the seminar with group exercises, discussions and videos on the topics covered.

Benefits to Your Organisation
Staff attending this event will gain an appreciation of the skills and competencies required to fulfill their job role effectively. They will be exposed to the skills and behaviors essential in the Site Supervisor’s / Site Manager’s role. They will also gain insight into the benefit of integrating these competencies to provide proactive management on the job site to further the organisation’s goals.

Benefits to You
Attendance on this program will result in individuals being exposed to a wide range of technical, interpersonal and organisational techniques required to operate effectively in a Site Supervisory / Site Management role. They will be able to identified the approaches that will be of benefit to them in managing the demands (and tensions) of the jobsite.

Competencies Emphasized

  • Understanding the nature and rational for Site Management and Supervision
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the different parties on a jobsite
  • Health and Safety on the jobsite
  • How to plan for and run site meetings
  • Planning and scheduling work
  • Monitoring and controlling the progress of the job
  • Cost control and progress payment administration
  • Managing changes
  • Resolving disputes

Exceptional Feature of this Course
This course will be delivered in a highly interactive presentation style. The principles and skills of the Site Supervisor’s / Site Manager’s role  are essential in developing personal leadership and effectiveness in leadership skills.  Delegates will be fully involved in every topic area, and are encouraged to contribute their personal experiences to the discussions. The emphasis of the course is on real world applications, not just theoretical knowledge.

Reasons Why You Cannot Afford To Miss This Programme
Delegates will be exposed to different techniques and approaches for operating effectively within the Site Supervisor’s / Site Manager’s role. They will discover different techniques that suit the different situations that may arise, with a view to applying them effectively in the workplace.

This seminar is a practical guide for those professionals who are involved in the management and supervision of construction sites for their organization. It is suitable for both established construction site supervisors, and those who are developing their abilities in this area, as well as for those who are overseeing the supervisors.

Programme Outline
DAY 1:
Organization

  • The participants
    • Employer
    • Consultants
    • Contractors
    • Subcontractors
    • Suppliers
  • Roles and responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Safe and Unsafe Behavior
  • Safety Management
  • Safety Audits
  • Basic Safety Rules
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Jobsite Conditions and Hazards
  • Construction Equipment Safety

DAY 2:
Staffing

  • Employer
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors

Facilities

  • Temporary buildings
  • Security
  • Utilities and services
  • Workers accommodations

Site Meetings

  • Kick-off Meeting
  • Contractor’s Meetings
  • Owner’s Meetings

DAY 3:
Scheduling of Work

  • Master Schedule
    • Network Diagrams
    • Gantt Chart
  • Subcontractor’s Schedules
    • Line-of-balance Diagrams
    • Velocity Diagrams
  • Communicating and Updating Schedules

Monitoring of Work

  • Project Control Cycle
  • Information Gathering
  • Supervision and Inspection

DAY 4:
Progress Reporting

  • Factors Impacting Performance (Risks)
  • Tracking Time, Cost and Quality
  • Corrective Action

Cost Control and Payments

  • Role of Quantity Surveyors / Cost Engineers
  • Interim Valuations
  • Fluctuations
  • Final Accounts

DAY 5:
Changes

  • Causes of Change
  • Managing Changes

Problems in Construction

  • Insolvency
  • Claims and Disputes

Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques




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