Project Management

The primary objective of this class is to give the students an understanding of basic principles and methods necessary for effective project management. It emphasizes project management during the early stages of project development because the ability to influence the quality, cost, and schedule of a project can best be achieved during the early stages of development. The course begins with an overview of project management then covers topics including: project organization, planning and scheduling, estimating and cost control, budgeting, personal management skills, teamwork, and total quality management. The project management approach taught in this course could be used for various engineering disciplines. The textbook, "Project Management for Engineering and Construction" by Garold Oberlender is used in this class and provided for students.

Topics covered

Instructors

Dr. Felix Uhlik is an Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech. He has over 30 years of experience in project management at Georgia Tech, the University of Florida, and with the United States Air Force. He has conducted numerous continuing education courses in project management, both for Georgia Tech and on-site for commercial service organizations. He developed courses in project management while assigned as a faculty member at the University of Florida and the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as a Strategic Planner for the Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB. He has been a faculty member of the School of Architecture since 1998 and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Mark Collins instructs and coordinates the Marketing and Entrepreneuring segments of Georgia Tech’s Building Construction Program. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Building Construction in 1982 and recently completed a Masters of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State. Mark has 20 years of entrepreneurial and project management experience in the areas of general contracting, subcontracting, engineering and design. He has had success in four business start-ups including a design-build construction company and a national restaurant equipment dealership.

Continuing Education Credit

This program meets the criteria for the nationally accepted Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Each participant successfully completing this 3 day course will earn 2.1 CEUs. These CEUs apply to the elective requirements for the TEREC Test & Evaluation Certificate.

Schedule and Fees

This class is not currently scheduled. Persons interested in taking the class may email their interest to Dr. Steven Gordon. When enough interest is shown, we will schedule the course.

Course Last Offered

17-19 June 2003, Atlanta, GA

Last Updated August 29, 2011