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Foreman Training 1 & 2
August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am - August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
This two-day course taught by MCAA leader John Koontz will cover the following topics:
• Planning Skills for the Project Team: All great project Foremen are master planners; there is no
such thing as a great foreman who is a “decent” planner. All wildly successful projects are incredibly
well planned by all members of the project team; project manager, foreman, fabrication manager,
coordination manager, safety manager, warehouse manager, purchasing manager, etc. This session
will focus on the project foreman’s role and responsibilities in project planning and the three stages of
planning; 1) Information Turnover, 2) Preconstruction Planning, and 3) Short Interval Planning.
• Productivity Improvement for Mechanical Projects: Great project management, by both the foreman
and project manager, is primarily responsible for creating excellent productivity on every project. Due
to the endless number of variables, which negatively affect worker efficiency, excellent productivity is
the project team’s greatest challenge. Productivity also has the greatest positive or negative impact
on project and company profitability. Excellent productivity requires proactive, diligent, and detailed
planning by the project manager and foreman at each step of the project. In this session, the instructor
will provide proven methods and practices for creating, controlling, and improving project productivity
on all types of projects.
• Fundamentals of Job Cost Control (Managing Project Labor Cost): In this session the instructor
will help attendees to gain an understanding of the job cost control and labor cost trending methods
as detailed in the Job Cost Control section of the MCAA Project Manager’s Manual. All foremen must
learn to use their job cost control system as a primary management tool to control and cause a positive
project outcome rather than simply focusing on cost documentation and cost history. Great foremen
CONTROL their project cost while their average peers only tend to WATCH project cost.