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Foreman Training 3 & 4
September 20 @ 7:30 am - September 21 @ 11:30 am
Fri. & Sat., September 20-21, 2019
Day 1: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 2: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This two-day course will cover the following topics:
• Effective Project Documentation: Documentation is a very time consuming but necessary evil
in the construction process. Due to the great risk accepted when a Mechanical Contractor signs a
contract, all mechanical projects must have a contemporaneously written factual record/history of all
significant events, written by the people closest to the work. The key with documentation is having
the right amount and the right types of documentation based upon the specific characteristics of the
customer and the project. Over documenting a project wastes valuable company resources and can
distract the project team from solving difficult project problems. Under documenting a project gives
the project team a false sense of security and puts the company in an unnecessary position of risk if
something goes terribly wrong on the project. Great project managers and foremen understand that
excellent project documentation can prevent or protect your company from problem “escalation.” In
this session, the instructor will review all the basic project documentation types and discuss the
steps necessary to plan and implement the project documentation process. The instructor will provide
attendees with proven methods for successfully documenting all types of mechanical projects.
• Time Management Skills: The role of a project foreman is a dynamic and challenging thing to do
for a living. It creates numerous time management challenges for the project foreman and causes
daily chaos that must be successfully managed in a way that maintains project productivity, project
profitability, and customer relationships. Improving time management ability for a project foreman is a
difficult proposition that takes great personal commitment and self-discipline. This session identifies
the greatest time wasters and provides strategies for improving time management skills.
• Change Order Management: Best Practices for Success: Successfully managing change orders
on a complex and constantly changing project is often the project team’s greatest challenge. If not
well managed by a proactive and knowledgeable project manager and foreman who are acting as
great partners, change orders can cause unnecessary additional risk, destroy base contract labor
productivity, ruin customer and contractor relationships, choke cash flow, reduce or eliminate
profitability, and create nearly irreversible negative jobsite moral. In this session, John Koontz will
provide all attendees, regardless of age or experience level, with numerous strategies and proven
best practices for successfully navigating this multi-faceted and complicated project management