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Project Manager/Foreman Training Series 9 & 10
October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - October 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am
John R. Koontz
Fri & Sat, October 19-20, 2018
Day 1: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This two-day course will cover the following:
- Profitably Managing Your Subcontractors – Subcontractors represent a significant portion of most mechanical contracts, and the performance of your subcontractors is a direct reflection of your own performance in the eyes of an owner, construction manager, or general contractor. The project manager and project foreman’s effective management of subcontractors ensures a successful project that is profitable, completed on time, and completed within budget. When the project manager and foreman properly manage mechanical subcontractors, mechanical contractor risk is low, customer satisfaction is high, and strong long-term relationships are developed between the mechanical contractor and their subcontractors.
- Successful Survival of Project Closeout – The end of a project is usually a challenging and difficult time for the project manager and the foreman. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula, wand, or pill for eliminating the difficulty of project closeout. There are, however, several tactics and strategies the project manager and foreman can implement to improve end-of-job performance and mitigate the difficulties of project closeout.
- Best Practices of the Industry’s Best Foremen and Project Managers – Why are some foremen and project managers in our industry consistently more successful, project after project, than their peers? What separates the “great” ones from the “good” ones? While age, experience, attitude, and talent are important factors in a project manager or foreman’s success, the instructor has identified, and will share, the best practices skills that can be learned by any project manager or foreman who has the attitude, aptitude, and desire to improve and succeed. John will include an overview and in-depth discussion of the many of the best practices used by the industry’s best project managers and foremen. It also provides a review of the traits and qualities that are the common denominators among excellent project managers and foremen. This session will focus on the following “best practice” topics: planning, safety, production, material handling, integrity/ethics, leadership, budget awareness and cost control, relationship building, communication skills, managing change orders, fabrication usage, documentation, and mentoring/teaching/learning.