Courses Offered at Knowledge Plus Academy
There are a number of high quality courses being offered in the academy. Select one of the following below for a description of each course on offer. Course outlines are available upon request.
From time to time, we offer courses other than those listed above. If you would like to know more about any of these courses or have additional questions, just click here to contact us.
Quantity Surveying course will enable participants to effectively carry out their duties as a Quantity Surveyor in relation to overall contract activities of construction projects.
Some topics covered include: The Role of a Quantity Surveyor, Understanding Conditions of Contract for Construction; Conditions of Contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Turnkey (EPC/T); The authority and responsibility of the Architect/Engineer; Project cost management; and Examining and Reporting on Tenders.
Project Management for Construction Course
This course will enable participants to learn the processes and the techniques of Project Management for Construction in a timely and cost effective fashion and to carry out their duties as a Contractor; a Project Manager, a Construction Manager, a Building Inspection Manager or Quantity Surveyor.
Some topics covered include: Cost Assessment and Calculation; Contracts and Risks; Planning and Scheduling Methods; Budget and Cash Flows; and Quantity and Safety Circles.
Project Planning and Control Course
This course examines techniques that can be applied to first plan a project adequately, and then to ensure adequate monitoring and control systems are put in place to measure project progress compared to a baseline. In many organizations, project management lacks sufficient planning and control mechanisms, which contribute to project success. This course identifies how resources can be best utilized in an organization and how to manage change effectively in a project.
Some topics covered include: Project organization structures; Resource planning; Work breakdown structure (WBS); Procurement schedule; and S-curve and the Earned Value calculations.
Cost and Schedule Control Course
Project delivery performance is judged on delivery of quantity projects, on scopes, schedules and within budget. The course goal is for participants to excel at meeting these performance objectives, and to do so in a cost-effective manner.
This course will enable the participants to learn the Earned Value calculations, analysis and the techniques to avoid the need for a cost, scope, or schedule change and the mechanics of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
Some topics covered include: The project success; The integrated cost and schedule control process; Balancing the triple constraints; Performing Earned Value Analysis; and Estimating the cost and duration of work packages.
Project Management for Construction and Development Course
This course will arm you with thorough knowledge on how to provide the owners and all other members of the project team with a definite strategy for the management and co-ordination of any project.
This course will also guide you to define responsibilities of all the participants involved in order to achieve the completion of the project on time, to the specifications defined by the project brief and within the budget.
Students will also learn the cross-boundary approach to construction management by incorporating working practices and policies from across the construction industry, encompassing the entire range of clients, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, builders and specialist contractors.
Some topics covered include discussions over the different stages of construction, such as the feasibility stage (site selection and acquisition, project execution plan); strategy stage (project organization and control); commissioning stage (role of commissioning engineer and contractor); and the handover and occupation stage.
Construction Cost Estimating Course
This course emphasizes on the thought process that is required of the estimator to analyze job conditions and assess the required labor, equipment, and method of construction that will be necessary to perform the work.
The students will be able to prepare an accurate estimate, in which the estimator must perform, in order to present a careful and thorough analysis of the work. The analysis includes the type and quantity of work, type and size of equipment to be used during construction production rates of labor and equipment to install the work, and other job-site conditions that are unique to the project that can impact the time and cost of construction.
Some topics covered include: Importance of the estimator and the estimating team; Cost of labor, equipment, handling and transporting material; and earthwork and excavation.
Construction Site Management Course
This course will provide you a good understanding of the new concept of Construction Site Management. If you are involved in projects of any kind from moving houses to the construction of multi-storey buildings to buildings of power stations, there will be a part of your project where this course will be of great help and assistance to you in creating, organizing, clarifying, communicating, coordinating and executing the specific construction activities to realize the Project Plan within the required time-frame, budget and quality with zero Loss Time Injuries.
Some topics covered include: Site investigations; Construction technique; and Controlling cost, quality and progress.