Professional Construction Management Course Series

CMAA Professional Construction Management Course

In coordination with CMAA, KMI offers one of the best virtual education opportunities for Construction Managers who are preparing for the CCM exam, looking to maintain their current certification, who would just like to expand on their construction management skills.

Broaden your knowledge and improve your understanding of professional Construction Management with this virtual training course based on the CMAA Standards of Practice.

Lead Trainer/Moderator

John R. Manning, P.E., CCM, LEED AP (BD+C)

CEO and Principal, KMI International

Session 1: Professional Practice

• Construction Management Profession and Certification
• Code of Ethics
• Essential Definitions
• Legal Relationships
• CM Fee Structures
• Enforcement of Terms & Conditions of CM Agreements and


Learning Objectives: Describe the qualifications for becoming a Certified Construction Manager (CCM); Understand CMAA’s Code of Ethics; Define key industry terms; Distinguish between project and program management; Understand how project delivery systems impact CM services; Explain legal relationships between CM and owner; Identify typical fee structures.

Cost Estimating

Session 2: Project Management

• Project Management Definitions, Functions, and Focus
• Goals, Philosophies, and Concepts
• Key Functions of the Project Manager
• Project Management Tools
• Project Management Services by Phase

Learning Objectives: Define Project Management and describe its functions and goals; Describe the key skills of a Project Manager; Describe common tools used for Project Management; Explain the Project Manager’s role during each construction phase.

cost estimating

Session 3: Program Management

• Program Management Defined
• Pre-Design Phase: Program Development
• Design Phase
• Procurement and Construction Phase
• Post Construction Phase

Learning Objectives: Describe the similarities and differences between project and program management; Describe the role of program management during each project phase; Identify the key members needed on a Project Management Team.

Dispute Resolution

Session 4: Contract Administration

• Delivery and Procurement Methods
• Contract Forms and Terms
• Contract Administration through Project Phases

Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the advantages/ disadvantages of the type of contract administered by studying: delivery methods, procurement methods, types of payment contract terms; Become familiar with the commonalities and differences in the contract forms; Learn the required contract administrative activities in each project phase.

Dispute Resolution

Session 5: Time Management & Time Management Lab

• Time Management Overview
• CPM Building Blocks
• Calculate the CPM Schedule
• Scheduling by Project Phase
• Time Impact on the Schedule
• Time Management Calculation Activities

Learning Objectives: Explain the importance of time management in CM; Identify the primary objectives of CPM scheduling; Define key CPM terms; Describe the fundamentals of CPM scheduling; Explain how time impacts the project schedule.


Session 6: Sustainability

• Sustainability Goals, Objectives, and Requirements
• The CMs Role in Sustainability
• Tools for Sustainable Construction Management
• Sustainability by Construction Phase

Learning Objectives: Describe the common features of a sustainable project; Customize CM tools for a project with sustainability goals and requirements; Understand a Sustainability Plan; Provide leadership to achieve a project’s goals and requirements; Identify tasks by phase.

Session 7: Quality Management

• Terms and Definitions
• Quality Management Plans
• Quality Management by Construction Phase

Learning Objectives: Define Quality Management terminology; Describe the Quality Management Plan; Evaluate the QA/QC processes; Conduct reviews for quality assurance.

Session 8: Building Information Modeling (BIM)

• Introduction to BIM and Common Applications
• BIM and the Role of the CM
• BIM by Project Phase

Learning Objectives: Describe the primary uses of BIM; Identify the role of the CM with BIM; Describe the role of BIM during each phase of the project.

Project Management

Session 9: Cost Management & Value Engineering

• Cost Management Overview
• Preliminary Budgeting
• Cost Management System
• Cost Estimating
• Cost Management by Project Phase
• Value Engineering

Learning Objectives: Understand the CM’s roles and responsibilities for controlling project costs; Describe the methods for developing the project and construction estimates and budget; Explain the Cost Management System; Monitor and manage costs during all project phases.


Session 10: Safety & Risk Management

• Project Safety
• OSHA Requirements and Liability
• CM’s Roles and Responsibilities
• Project Safety Plan Implementation
• Lessons Learned in the Field
• Risk Management

Learning Objectives: Describe the CM’s roles and responsibilities related to safety; Explain OSHA’s requirements and guidelines for construction safety; Recognize liabilities associated with safety violations; Identify and report safety hazards.

A credit value is assigned to CMAA courses and seminars in units of Professional Development Hours (PDH), Learning Units (LU), and CCM Recertification Points. CMAA guarantees that course material meets the minimum requirements for a PDH, which is 60.


Not all sessions and activities offered may be acceptable for continuing education credit in your state. Please check your state licensing board’s requirements before submitting your credits.


All courses approved by CMAA count toward CCM re-certification points. Points are awarded for attending CM related education sessions; one point per hour of instruction plus two points per conference attended. For more information on re-certification points, please visit:


CMAA has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. A certificate of completion will be issued to each participant. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by RCEP.


CMAA is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an approved CES provider of LUs. One educational contact hour equals one (1) LU. To receive LUs through CMAA, you must provide your AIA member number on all registration materials and attendance forms.


Note: The course or session participation does not guarantee the passing of the CCM Exam.

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