Construction planning professionals organize resources and activities in a way that ensures a construction project operates as efficiently as possible. It's about getting the right things to the right people at the right time.
This critical task takes place through all phases of a project: concept, design and execution. Construction planning may be performed by any individual as part of a related job or in a designated construction planning role.
SAIT's School of Construction and School of Business (Professional & Leadership Programs) have partnered with industry to develop Canada's first construction planning program building on the experience and job/trade specific knowledge of construction workers. This training program combines that front-line capability with construction planning and essential skill development. These skills include:
- Decision making
- Job task planning and organizing
- Critical thinking
- Computer technology
At the core of this unique program is the understanding that a blend of skill and perspectives will enable construction workers to save money, increase quality and improve productivity on construction sites. This program offers experienced workers the opportunity to transition into planning and management roles. Alternatively, learners may follow this training with field experience to become familiar with the real and practical problems experienced by construction workers putting together a project. Through a series of eight courses, learners will develop competence in:
- The 10 steps of construction planning
- Contract and risk management
- Project management
- Cost planning and control
- Communication, negotiation and business writing
- Scheduling/budgeting software
Upon successful completion of all courses, learners will receive a SAIT Certificate of Achievement. Learners may also register for individual courses of interest.
This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.
Careers: Site Supervisor/Superintendent | Operations Manager | Project Controls and Scheduling Lead
Professional Designations and Certifications
- A number of the courses in this program have been approved for education and training credits towards Gold Seal Certification.
- This program has been approved for full credit (150 hours) towards the Blue Seal Certificate.
- A number of courses in this program may be used towards the Canadian Institute of Quality Surveyors (CIQS) Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS) Designation and the Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) Designation.
Course Code Changes
We have changed some course codes for the 2019-2020 year (e.g.: "PROJ-219" changed to "PROJ-001"). If you have taken a course with the old course code, you will still receive credit for it.
See more course code changes
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Construction Planning Overview||CSTN-144||Classroom|
|Construction Risk Management||CSTN-145||Classroom|
|Construction Management Foundations||CSTN-195||Classroom|
|Introduction to Estimating||ESTM-105||Classroom|
|Cost Planning and Control Essentials||FNCE-104||Classroom|
|Business Writing for Results||WRIT-100||Classroom or Online|
|Communication and Negotiation Essentials||COMM-194||Classroom|
||COMM-196||Classroom or Online|
Students may take either COMM 194-Communication and Negotiation Essentials only or both COMM 196-Communicating Effectively and MGMT 143-Negotiation Skills.
To help you plan and complete your course(s) of interest, our schedule shows you when courses are offered. This schedule will provide you with the outline of days, times and registration fees associated with each course in this certificate.
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