Program Overview

  • Unit 1: Leadership & Motivation Leadership styles; Analyzing individual needs & behaviors; Positive influences on work attitudes & abilities; The leader as goal setter, communicator & coach; The leader gets commitment; The leader in control
  • Unit 2: Oral and Written Communication Forms of communication; Problems from poor communication; Effective listening; Components of conversation; Communicating with your crew; Good writing skills and habits; Facilitating the meeting process
  • Unit 3: Problem Solving and Decision Making Problem prevention and anticipation; Identifying problems; How to solve scheduling and technical problems; Strategies for solving human performance problems; Creative problem solving; Barriers to developing creative solutions; Establishing a problem solving atmosphere; Developing follow-up systems; Changing your mind
  • Unit 4: Contract Documents and Construction Law Introduction to contract documents and construction law; Creating a positive environment; Contractual relationships; Contract forms and documents; Managing general conditions; Good documentation practices; Changes; Differing site conditions; Time impacts; Negotiation of resolutions.
  • Unit 5: Planning and Scheduling Preparing the project plan; Developing and using bar charts; The critical path; Computer scheduling; Using the schedule on the job site; Updating the construction schedule; The schedule as documentation; Analyzing and change
  • Unit 6: Understanding and Managing Project Costs Introduction to understanding and managing project costs; Construction estimates; Who controls project costs; Reporting and analyzing actual costs; Planning for cost control; Labor cost control; Controlling subcontractors; Loss prevention; Cost control strategies; Post-project evaluation
  • Unit 7: Accident Prevention and Loss Control The high price of accidents; Safety communication and motivation; Documentation and inventories; Using reference material and advisory sources; Project security and traffic control; Using the project schedule to prevent losses; Selecting methods and equipment to prevent losses; Assignment of responsibility and equipment maintenance; Common construction hazards
  • Unit 8: Managing the Project: The Supervisor’s Role Pre-construction planning; Planning, organizing and staffing; Developing the project plan; Planning for production support; Cost and risk control; Policies and procedures; Subcontractor management; Project layout; Project start-up and closeout
  • Unit 9: Productivity Improvement Benchmarking construction productivity; Improving productivity through pre-planning; MORE: Four new skills for effective supervision; Personnel management; Equipment management; Jobsite productivity; Planning and scheduling; Managing subcontractors; Quantifying lost productivity; Record keeping
  • Unit 10: General and Specialty Contractor Dynamics Construction systems; Contractual relationships; Value and impact of specialty contractors; Selecting a specialty contractor; Importance of open communication; Prints and specifications; Time management; Productivity and goals; Project closeout
*Developed by the Associated General Contractors of America. Units may be taken individually.
The courses at NWCOC meet the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) continuing education requirements.
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