Foreman
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This course consists of two parts - Part 1: Modules 1 to 6 (3 Fridays); Part 2: Modules 7 to 14 (2 Fridays).



FOREMAN COURSE PART 1 Modules 1 to 6 course outline

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a foreman.
  • Distinguish the role of a project manager from a project foreman.
  • Describe the importance of estimating projects using a detailed and accurate approach.
  • Describe the methodologies that are used to estimate projects.
  • Explain the cost components that comprise an accurate estimate.
  • Explain the purpose of an MCA labour unit and the components that comprise a labour unit.
  • Describe the role of a foreman in the pre-construction planning process.
  • Describe the activities they will engage in during PCP.
  • Better appreciate the importance of accurate project scheduling.
  • Interpret the information of a project schedule plotted in a detailed Gantt chart.
  • Interpret the values in a manpower loading chart.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and maintain a short-interval schedule.
  • Demonstrate ability to schedule manpower, materials, tools, and equipment in a project.
  • Describe the types of detrimental effects that change orders can have on projects.
  • Better understand the important role he plays in managing change orders.
  • Explain the considerations that must be made when estimating change orders.
  • Describe the importance of accurate jobsite record keeping.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately record jobsite activities in a journal.
  • Describe the types of information that should be accurately recorded on a jobsite.



FOREMAN COURSE PART 2 Modules 7 to 14 course outline

  • Describe the reasons and importance of accurate jobsite record keeping.
  • Demonstrate an ability to report percentage completion on tasks at various degrees of completion.
  • Interpret a productivity report.
  • Describe areas where jobsite productivity can be improved.
  • Device strategies to improve jobsite productivity.
  • Describe rates of production and benchmarks.
  • Explain the importance of effective material management.
  • Describe the areas that comprise the project closeout process and the role that a foreman plays in that process.
  • Describe duties the foreman can perform to improve the closeout process.
  • Fully appreciate that testing and commissioning is a process that needs to be initiated early on.
  • Describe the importance that proper quality management can play during a project lifecycle.
  • Describe methods to improving quality.
  • Understand that equipment received complies with the approved shop drawings.
  • Follow a check list for equipment acceptance, storage and protection.
  • Describe methods of managing conflict and dealing with difficult people.
  • Explain what really motivates employees and others.
  • Describe strategies to incentivize workers and show appreciation for their efforts.
  • Describe the multitude of channels available for communicating with project stakeholders during projects.
  • Clearly communicate with his people and describe the tasks that need to be completed.
  • Better appreciate the risk of communicating the wrong info or to the wrong individual
  • Clearly understand the “Do not do”.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the proper communications channel for the situation.
  • Demonstrate improved listening skills.
    Describe areas where poor time management often manifests itself.
  • Identify areas in their professional lives where improved time management would be beneficial.
  • Describe methods for improving time management.
  • Describe the obligations, responsibilities, and due diligence process of managers regarding jobsite safety.