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Construction planning professionals organize resources and activities in a way that ensures a construction project operates as efficiently as possible. It's about getting the right things to the right people at the right time.
This critical task takes place through all phases of a project: concept, design and execution. Construction planning may be performed by any individual as part of a related job or in a designated construction planning role.
SAIT's School of Construction and School of Business (Professional & Leadership Programs) have partnered with industry to develop Canada's first construction planning program building on the experience and job/trade specific knowledge of construction workers. This training program combines that front-line capability with construction planning and essential skill development. These skills include:
- Decision making
- Job task planning and organizing
- Critical thinking
- Computer technology
At the core of this unique program is the understanding that a blend of skill and perspectives will enable construction workers to save money, increase quality and improve productivity on construction sites. This program offers experienced workers the opportunity to transition into planning and management roles. Alternatively, learners may follow this training with field experience to become familiar with the real and practical problems experienced by construction workers putting together a project. Through a series of eight courses, learners will develop competence in:
- The 10 steps of construction planning
- Contract and risk management
- Project management
- Cost planning and control
- Communication, negotiation and business writing
- Scheduling/budgeting software
Learners may also register for individual courses of interest.
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Non-Credential *
Length 1 Year(s)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education Only
- Distance Learning
* Certificate of Achievement
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Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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