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CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT MANAGER

Are you interested in a career path onto becoming a builder or construction project manager. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in becoming a builder or a construction project manager or maybe just a construction manager in the construction trade, well then this is the program that you may be looking for. Americation Career and Trade School now offers a program that provides you the knowledge of various elements in the building phases of a construction project. The elements of this program includes the materials used in construction, reading the architect blueprints, methods used in the construction process, estimating jobs in construction and finally the construction job-site management. Our construction project manager program is designed to prepare individuals to understand the process of construction from the conception phase to the completion phase. 

 

Project Manager vs Construction Manager

The project manager looks at the overall management of the construction job-site, where as the construction manager is more focuses towards the construction aspect only.  This program will focus on both the project management and construction management aspects of the construction trade. 

 

The construction project manager program is designed to prepare individuals to become a project manager or construction manager for construction sites. So if you are willing to enter the construction trade or are already working in the construction trade and would like to get in-depth knowledge of the construction trade, you can enroll in our CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER program. 

 

The main responsibilities of a project manager are planning, budgeting, scheduling, compliance and administration with safety management.  

 

1. Do you know what the seal of Israel represents?


The seal or national state emblem of Israel was adopted in 1949, after the competition held after the establishment of the state of Israel. In its center is the seven branch Menorah or the golden oil lamp that was used in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, as depicted on the victory arch of the Roman Emperor Titus. Two olive branches, symbols of peace surround the Menorah. Much thought went into the design incorporating continuity from past periods of sovereignty to the establishment of the modern independent state of Israel. The Menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and a lamp surrounded by olive trees is described also by the biblical prophet Zacharriah. The olive branches on each side represent a balance between the secular and religious aspects of the state of Israel. The state of Israel is a democracy with a parliamentary system of government.




2. Do you know which US state is comparable in size to Israel?


Israel is slightly bigger than the state of New Jersey, and by comparison, the United States is about 473 times bigger than Israel. It is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, at the junction of three continents. The geography of this small land is remarkably diverse from snow-covered mountains in the North, to dry deserts in the South, from fertile green fields and woodlands to long stretches of sand dunes. The dead sea is its lowest point is 1,412 ft below sea level, and the highest is Mt. Meron at 3,963 ft. No less than four different geographical zones are included in the State of Israel, and the country’s climate ranges from semi-arid to temperate to subtropical. It is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal life and is in the migratory route of millions of birds that cross it every year.




3. Do you know the reason for the name of the “Dead Sea”?


The Dead Sea is called in Hebrew the Sea of Salt or Yam Hamelach. It is called “dead” because fish and plants cannot live in it due to the high salt content. It is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, 9.6 times saltier than the ocean. The Dead Sea is 1,412 ft below sea level, considered to be one of the lowest points on Earth. The high salt content makes it possible to appear to float on the water, to the delight of visitors to the area.




4. Do you know the names of four Israeli technical innovations?


Israel is home to innovations in technology that have global impact. Here are just a few examples, from innovations in medical technology, IT, and agriculture.
A device that can detect disease (SniffPhone TM ) https://www.sniffphone.eu/
A battery powered exoskeleton to help paraplegics walk and be less dependent on wheelchairs (ReWalk TM ) https://rewalk.com/
The portable USB memory drive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHyZ_PIdv7s
A desert friendly irrigation system, Netafim. Netafim, meaning drops of water in Hebrew, has been used to increase dramatically the crop yield and reduce water use in the Arava desert of Israel, and has spread across the globe to 110 countries. https://www.netafim.com/en/





PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

 

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

4 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Self Paced

START DATES

1st & 15th of Every Month

TIME COMMITMENT

19 Hours/Week

REGISTRATION

Online or Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Under 10

DELIVERY

Online

LANGUAGE

English

 

PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES

LEARNING PATH

All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.

TEXT TO SPEECH

If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.

MODULE BASED

Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.

DASHBOARD

You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.

STUDY TOOLS

Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.

PROGRESS TRACKER

Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.

ORIENTATION

All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Module 1: Construction Fundamental Principles:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe construction related careers.

  • In brief explain the various roles in construction

  • Describe what is codes in constructions.

  • Explain the importance of communication in construction.

  • Describe green home building.

  • List common accidents in construction. 

  • Explain about personal protective equipment in construction.

  • Explain emergency protocols; fire, electric, mechanical, technical.

  • Explain basic math related concepts in construction.

  • Read customary scale using measuring tapes and perform basic measurements.

  • Explain the basic tools and their operations. 

  • Explain the basic supplies used in construction including but not limited to nails, truss etc.

  • Explain the basic components of plans in construction. 

 

Module 2: Construction: Materials I Techniques I Methods 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the scope of construction industry.

  • Explain phases of construction.

  • Understand the roles of professionals in construction.

  • Describe the administrative paperwork related to construction project.

  • Describe zoning, building code, etc.

  • Understand the green building material rating.

  • Understand the construction material and their properties. 

  • Explain the various aspects of construction site.

  • Understand and describe the importance of soil testing and soil on a construction site.

  • Explain about types and characteristics of foundation and its designs.

  • Describe about the concrete used in construction and various types of concrete systems such as cast in place vs precast concrete.

  • Be able to explain the use of mortar for concrete work.

  • Be able to understand the difference between concrete and stone work.

  • Describe the use of metals such as steel, ferrous and others.

  • Explain the types of wood and their grading for selection in construction.

  • Explain the procedures that need to be undertaken for wood treatment to prevent deterioration of wood.

  • Explain about hardwood plywoods.

  • Understand the concept of framing.

  • Develop an understanding of wood to be used for interior and exterior finishing.

  • Explain about various insulation materials along with seals and bonds. 

  • Explain various types of roofing system materials for building.

  • Explain various types of papers and barriers used to cover the exterior or the building and roof prior to the finishing materials being installed. 

  • Describe the openings in construction and methods to close them using, windows, doors, etc.

  • Describe the type of glasses used in construction.

  • Explain about different types of doors used in construction.

  • Explain about different types of windows used in construction.

  • Describe the accessories that are needed with the doors.

  • Understand the paints used in construction.

  • Explain various types of coats and stains for painting interior at the building. 

  • Understand the use of sound proof material to be used if required at the construction site for a particular room or section.

  • Understand the wall partition and the ceilings in the construction building.

  • Explaining about materials used for finishing the walls and ceiling.

  • Describe about plastic and composite. 

  • Identify various types of floors for finishing the flooring of the site this includes but not limited to wood, tile, carpet etc.

  • Understand various types of wood flooring available in the market.

  • Briefly explain the plumbing elements and materials for the building site such as piping, heaters, fixtures etc.

  • Briefly explain the electrical elements and materials for the building site.

  • Briefly explain the HVAC elements and materials for the building site.

  • Describe in brief about various types of security surveillance, fire alarm and monitoring system in construction. 

  • And more...

Module 3: Reading and Understanding Blueprints

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the profession that is involved in creating the blue prints.

  • Describe the drawing in building plans.

  • Identify and read the scale used on the blueprints. 

  • Identify the lines and symbols on the blueprints.

  • Identify the floor plan of the building looking at the construction blueprints. 

  • Able to identify the different pages of the blueprints such as foundation, framing, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, exterior, etc.

  • Able to identify various types of elevations, section and views when reading blueprints.

  • Understand the rough grading and clearing.

  • Identify the accurate location of the building to be constructed.

  • Identify the utilities on site.

  • Identify the pages in the blueprint for footing and the steps involved as per the building codes for footing. 

  • Identify the foundation wall and details about instructions on building the foundation wall.

  • Identify slabs in the blue prints

  • Identify the insulation details in the plan, specific details are typically mentioned in the blueprints about the value of insulation to be used in building depending on the width of the wood used 2x6 or 2x4 or 2x10.

  • Identify the framing plans in the blueprints and identify the girders and column locations. 

  • Identify the floor framing in the construction blueprints. 

  • Identify roof trusses, rafters and roof design on the blueprints.

  • Identify openings in the framing system for windows, doors, foyers, etc.

  • Identify cornice, windows and doors in the blueprint. 

  • Identify the wall or wood sheath covering using either a housewrap or drain wrap or another special type of covering.

  • Identify the exterior wall material such as stucco, stones, veneer, vinyl siding, cedar siding, bricks, veneer bricks, etc. 

  • Identify the exterior elements of the blur prints, such as deck, retaining walls, pavers etc.

  • Identify the stairs, cabinets, kitchen orientation, bathroom orientation and layout, walking, closets, 

  • Identify the finished flooring material, crown molding, chair molding, coffered ceiling etc.

  • Identify fire related specification on the construction blueprints.

Module 4: Construction Job Estimating

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain importance of job estimating.

  • Identify the estimated vs guesstimates.

  • Describe about elemental estimates. 

  • Explain types of estimates.

  • Explain about life cycle costing.

  • Describe in brief the process of estimating a job.

  • Identify the bidding types and the bidding process.

  • Explain the process of acceptance and non-acceptance to pursue a bid or not.

  • Explain the process of estimating the job by visiting the site.

  • Explain the process of estimating a job over the phone. 

  • Explain the process of takeoff by describing the difference between material quantities and work quantities.

  • Able to take measurements and price jobs for backfill and excavation.

  • Able to take measurements and price jobs for concrete.

  • Able to take measurements and price jobs for masonry.

  • Able to take measurements and price jobs for rough and finished carpentry.

  • Able to describe the pricing of a subcontractor for the job.

  • Able to price miscellaneous items. 

  • Able to budget estimates.

  • Able to measure specific carpentry jobs includes stairs, windows, doors, millwork, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom counters, shelving, flooring etc.

  • Able to measure siding, sofitts, Fascias.

  • Able to measure rough works.

  • And more….

 

Module 5: Management of The Construction Job Site. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the various aspects of project management.

  • Explains the goals of project management

  • Describe various types of management techniques in project management. 

  • Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of the project team.

  • Explain the importance of paperwork involved in project management for construction. Documents may include but not limited to blueprints, permits, manuals, invoices, receipts etc.

  • Able to explain the process involved in getting the building plans approved while having an understanding of the requirements. 

  • Describe the importance of record keeping throughout the project from conception to completion, this may include all the administrative paperwork involved in the construction project right from the blueprints to the final certificate of occupancy received at project completion

  • Understand the requirements of the project site and work accordingly.

  • Be able to solve any issues that arises in the project and be able to negotiate common ground to work towards the goal of the project management. 

  • Able to handle meetings with the contractors and subcontractors as an when needed as per the planned schedule. 

  • Understand the productivity of the contractors and subcontractors and maintaining professional relationship. 

  • Understanding the safety protocols for the project site.

  • Describe the process of purchasing materials, supplies, equipment, etc as a project manager.

  • Understand the timeline and budget involved in the project and work within the given timeline and budget while maintaining the quality. 

  • Understand the importance of contracts when working with the contractors and subcontractors. 

  • Manage the disposal of site material appropriately by following the laws and regulations. 

  • Be ready to handle changes in the project , changes may include but are not limited to the design, layout, contractors, subcontractors, materials, code etc.

  • Understand the procedures, modes and schedules of payments in the project management. 

  • Describe the importance and process of closing out a project.  

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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