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Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

  • Ibhayi Guest House, Port Elizabeth
  • Wed 16 October 2019  08:30 to 16:30
  • CESA Training Centre, Paulshof, Johannesburg, Paulshof
  • Wed 27 November 2019  08:30 to 16:30





Some of the topics covered in this seminar include:


·         The importance of good planning

·         The difference between planning and scheduling/programming

·         The importance of good scheduling

·         Basic scheduling techniques

·         Criticality, the Critical Path and Float

·         Controlling information flow and long lead items

·         The importance of progress updates

·         Progress monitoring and control techniques

·         Recovering from delays

·         Progress updates and delay claims

·         A review of recent developments in time management in the UK and America.

·         Selected case studies


Who should attend:


·         Clients responsible for the construction of complex engineering and construction projects;

·         Project managers in the construction and engineering industries, who are required to manage time on complex projects;        

·         Project administrators (e.g. principal agents, engineers) who are required to adjudicate delay claims;

·         Project planners and schedulers / programmers.





In particular, you should have a more detailed understanding of:


—  The role of the planning process and of the scheduler/programmer


—  The importance of progress updates in maintaining control


—  The importance of the schedule / programme in preparing delay claims.














Learning Objectives for Project Planning, Scheduling and Control


This seminar is intended for those involved in the management of projects in the engineering and construction industries, and who wish to improve the management of time on those projects.


Once you have completed this seminar you should:


—  Understand the principles of good planning;


—  Understand the principles of preparing a realistic schedule/programme based on good planning, such that the intentions are clearly communicated to all members of the project team;


—  Understand the importance of monitoring progress throughout the project, and how to adjust the plan to completion when delays occur.


While this is not a course in the use of computer software, you should also gain some knowledge of the practical skills required in using software for project planning and control:


—  Software programmes available


—  Requirements for a technically sound schedule/programme


—  Techniques for checking schedules/programmes for technical integrity



Meet our Presenter: David Jamieson

 David Jamieson is a professional civil engineer with 33 years’ experience in the construction industry. His early career was with a national firm of Consulting Engineers and Project Managers. He was a Director of the company, responsible for two branch offices in the Cape Province and a geotechnical laboratory. He was in charge of the Environmental discipline in the practice, and manager of a property development subsidiary.


Following this, David ran his own Project Management and Consulting Engineering firm in Cape Town, being involved for the next 8 years in development of business parks, office blocks, shopping centres, industrial buildings, hotels, coastal resorts,  housing developments and township services.


He then moved to London for 3 years, working for a leading firm of Programme managers, specialising in construction planning and resolution of disputes related to planning, delay and disruption.  On return to Cape Town, prior to joining Binnington Copeland, David spent 5 years with a large firm of property developers as project manager on projects at Century City. David’s considerable knowledge of the construction industry, plus expertise in project and programme management, civil and structural engineering design management, property development and dispute resolution, equip him ably to lead BCA Cape Town into the future to deliver the high standard of professional services which are the hallmark of Binnington Copeland.


Type: Seminar
CESA Validation Num: SAICEcon13/01452/16
CPD Points: 1
Coordinator: Blessings Banda
Fee: R 3 850.00 excl. VAT
  • Ibhayi Guest House, Port Elizabeth
  • Wed 16 October 2019  08:30 to 16:30
  • CESA Training Centre, Paulshof, Johannesburg, Paulshof
  • Wed 27 November 2019  08:30 to 16:30