Construction Planning – Microsoft Project

Introduction to Microsoft project & Construction planning fundamentals

The course is provides an introduction to construction planning and Microsoft project. The course is designed to provide a step by step guide on how to set up your Microsoft Project when you first open Microsoft project. The version of Microsoft project used in the course is Microsoft project 2010. Additionally, the course will discuss the foundations of planning and provides some tips on writing a good construction programme.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to write a construction programme using Microsoft Project.
  • Fundamentals of Construction Programming and why its critical to project..
  • Setting up your Calendars in Microsoft Project.
  • Setting up your Critical Path in Microsoft Project.
  • Understanding and Setting up your Project Brains..
  • Understanding and Setting up your Project Timeline.
  • How do I zoom correctly?.
  • How do I Input a logo on to my Gantt Chart?.
  • How do I fill in my Project Information?.
  • Lets Start our Construction Programme..
  • How do I structure my Construction Programme?.
  • How do I enter tasks?.
  • What is a Summary task and how do I create one?.
  • How do I assign Durations to a project?.
  • What are the different kinds of Construction Links (FS,SS,FF,SF)..
  • How do I assign a specific calendar to a Task?.
  • What are the different constraints and how to apply them..
  • How do I format my Programme?.
  • How do I print my Programme ?.
  • What are Filters and how to use them..
  • Creating a two week look ahead the right way..
  • Congratulations you have learnt how to programme. Time to have a go at the challenge exercise and apply your skills..
  • Part 2 – Learn about baselines, stat-using and delays..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 21 lectures • 41min.

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The course is provides an introduction to construction planning and Microsoft project. The course is designed to provide a step by step guide on how to set up your Microsoft Project when you first open Microsoft project. The version of Microsoft project used in the course is Microsoft project 2010. Additionally, the course will discuss the foundations of planning and provides some tips on writing a good construction programme.

 

The course is designed to ensure you do not fall into the usual traps of programming which often cost projects time and money if not executed correctly. It is important to understand that each project is unique and has its own set of site conditions, limitations and contractual requirements. A construction programme at the end of the day is a contractual document and is the proof when submitting any delays, latent conditions and extension of time.

 

The course is beginner friendly and is designed for construction industry professionals, university students and building cadets. It is essentially for anyone looking to learn and understand Microsoft project and construction planning.

 

At the end of the course you will be able to confidently:

i) Understand the principles of construction planning.

ii) Set up your Microsoft project file.

iii) Use and understand the key functionalities of MSP.

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