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Construction Projects: Post Contract Cost Management

Distance learning Online, 13 Jun 2017

By giving you a solid grounding in the principles of cost management, this course will help you to make strategic decisions, work on higher value projects and act as a client liaison.

Are you looking to provide in-depth, detailed cost control management throughout the whole lifecycle of projects? If so, then our 2 courses on cost management practice are for you. Both pre and post-contract periods are covered, and include the latest processes and procedures to leave you empowered with the skills to effectively manage construct project costs.

Our post contract courses covers the major related commercial management procedures, partnering and joint venture practice, and some common challenges faced on projects. This includes estimating, assessing time and quality factors, financial reporting, change management, collaborative working, partnering arrangements, and ethical practice. To achieve these goals our content will showcase large scale and/or high profile projects for you to work through and discuss, and will demonstrate practical application and in depth knowledge.

By giving you a solid grounding in the principles of cost management, this course will help you to make strategic decisions, work on higher value projects and act as a client liaison.

Who is this course for?

  • Quantity Surveyors and Estimators with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Client side professionals working as Cost Managers
  • Lead Cost Managers in the post contract stage
  • Contractor professionals working as Estimators
  • Lead Commercial Managers

From the trainer

In my Project Quantity Surveyor role, I did lots of valuations, final accounts, which are essential practical tasks, and are covered in practical step by step detail. From my experience, this course, will provide both Estimating / Surveying professionals a broader commercial overview, and delegates will feel more confident after attending.

Why you should attend

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Establish the nett to gross cost, undertake financial reporting and preparing final accounts
  • Identify and appraise issues around claims, loss & expense, insolvency & bankruptcy.
  • Evaluate different partnering and joint venture models and collaborative working arrangements
  • Advise on best practice in partnering and management of partnering arrangements
  • Analyse ethical dilemmas in business and the Law
  • Compare working as a surveyor in the international environment

Course Content

This course is made of up of a series of modules delivered across a 3 month period:

  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Post Contract Cost Control Procedures  - Commercial Management
  • Module 2: Partnering and Joint Venture in Practice
  • Module 3: Professional Ethics and “Real Challenges” in Construction 
  • Module 4: Review & Reflect

Please note

The start date and access for the course is subject to change depending on number of attendees for this course and at the discretion of RICS.


Price Excl. VAT

£495.00 for RICS members

£595.00 for non-members