Construction Site Management & Supervision

Code : PM48
Date : 15 – 16 December 2013
Venue : Dubai
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The Course

The image of the construction industry has improved in recent years as firms have become more aware of the need to develop the skills of their supervisors and site managers. Supervisory and management training has become more and more important to many organizations as a way of ensuring projects are completed satisfactorily.

To achieve competency, supervisors or managers have to understand the management skills that they need to have; in addition to their technical knowledge and competence in the workplace. This will give them the ability in supervising and managing a construction operation. Job sites have to be managed with the same degree of expertise and to the same standards as other core business activities because of the high cost of failure.

This course highlights the following topics:

  • Practice in project management techniques
  • Techniques to collaboratively work with others
  • Understand crucial issues affecting performance
  • Methods to meet deadlines
  • Proven techniques to achieve project success

The Goals

The goals of the program are to allow the participants to:

  • Assess and control work methods, resources and systems to meet works requirements
  • Contribute to controlling work quality, progress and cost
  • Contribute to productive working relationships
  • Monitor project quality, progress, costs and information
  • Lead project meetings and manage the performance of teams and individuals

The Delegates

The course is designed for persons who desire to learn practical site management techniques that will assist them in completing work tasks, establishing and maintaining priorities and meeting deadlines for work and projects. The course is appropriate for new management professionals and for anyone who has an interest in a management position in any type of construction owner or contractor organization.
The Process

The program enhances learning with practical activities so participants can develop knowledge and skills to manage their work more effectively and efficiently.

  • Group discussions of best practices
  • Practice on key concepts to learn techniques of task planning
  • Discussion on the latest techniques for project cost, and time management
  • Team exercises to build activity planning processes
  • Presentations that demonstrate concepts and techniques

The Benefits

Attendees will gain by participation in this program as a result of:

  • Understanding the nature and rational for Site Management and Supervision
  • How to plan for and run site meetings
  • Planning and scheduling work
  • Monitoring and controlling the progress of the job
  • Cost control and progress payment administration
  • Managing changes and Resolving disputes

The Results

The organisation will benefit by:

  • Better forward planning to accomplish the organisation’s objectives
  • Better outcomes in transactions with contractors and suppliers
  • Reduced total cost of materials & services
  • Higher productivity of personnel involved in procurement activities
  • Improved contractor/supplier relationships that bring higher performance
  • Develop skills in interpersonal interaction to better team work

The Programme Content

Day 1


  • The participants
    • Employer
    • Consultants
    • Contractors
    • Subcontractors
    • Suppliers
  • Roles and responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • Safe and Unsafe Behavior
  • Safety Management
  • Safety Audits
  • Basic Safety Rules
  • Jobsite Conditions and Hazards
  • Construction Equipment Safety


  • Employer
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Facilities

Temporary buildings

  • Security
  • Utilities and services
  • Workers accommodations

Site Meetings

  • Kick-off Meeting
  • Contractor’s Meetings
  • Owner’s Meetings

Scheduling of Work

  • Master Schedule
    • Network Diagrams
    • Gantt Chart
    • Line-of-balance Diagrams
  • Communicating and Updating Schedules

Monitoring of Work

  • Project Control Cycle
  • Information Gathering
  • Supervision and Inspection

Day 2

Progress Reporting

  • Factors Impacting Performance (Risks)
  • Tracking Time, Cost and Quality
  • Corrective Action

Cost Control and Payments

  • Role of Quantity Surveyors / Cost Engineers
  • Interim Valuations
  • Fluctuations
  • Final Accounts


  • Causes of Change
  • Managing Changes

Problems in Construction

  • Insolvency
  • Claims and Disputes

Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Techniques

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