TRAINING: Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control

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MCA Alberta offers education and training programs through a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet unique mechanical and service contractor needs. This is accomplished through member meetings, short seminars and full day courses. These feature guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

Programs are designed specifically for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep the entire team current and to help grow your career.

“I have taken both Project Management and Construction law courses through the MCA and these courses are a must for anyone starting in a management role. Since then, I have enrolled my staff to complete as well.” 

Cody Christman ,VP Strathcona Mechanical

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TRAINING: Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

$450.00 – $550.00

Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control

*Virtual Instructor Led Training*

Course Duration

This online course will be delivered both synchronously with 3 live 3 hour online sessions plus added recorded sessions that you can access directly through online links provided.  There will be one online multiple choice test to complete.

Course Description

Save money on your projects, build the brand recognition and reputation that you desire for yourself and your business by learning to effectively manage your project’s schedule, costs & resources.  Effective planning, scheduling, and control through collaboration, is the difference between being on time, or behind time; making money or losing money; and most importantly being stressed-out or stress-free. In these trying times it is more important than ever to have the tools, skills, and knowledge to adapt and be agile on your projects.  This course will provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, schedule, and most importantly control simple to complex construction projects as a Mechanical trade partner or when operating as the GC in your specific projects.  This online course provides participants with both the technical and soft skills to be successful in managing your projects.

Through this course you will learn to:

  • Manage projects to deliver on time
  • Analyze and determine sequence and duration of construction activities
  • Plan for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA)
  • Apply change and claim management principles and conduct time impact analysis to your project
  • Learn both the soft (leadership, communication, management) and technical side of project management planning and scheduling
  • Plan construction activities for various building projects
  • Apply and manage resources effectively
  • Develop and review critical path method (CPM) schedules
  • Develop a construction plan and schedule (baseline schedule)
  • Develop effective short term look ahead schedules and introduction to Pull Planning
  • Monitor, control and update project progress including accelerating and delaying construction using the DIRECT Anatomy of a Recovery Method
  • Analyze performance and productivity information from past construction projects for use in planning future projects
  • Identify bottlenecks, and waste use the Ching FOCCCUS method and Lean thinking to reduce and eliminate them
  • Change and claim management identification and relief documentation
  • Manage time, cost, quantity, and quality performance for construction projects
  • Ensure proper communication structures are in place to effectively implement the planning and scheduling process
  • Implement a number of management and leadership skills that are required to successfully plan, schedule and control projects

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the Mechanical field that includes management of construction projects including:

  • Project Coordinators
  • Facilities Managers
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Project Managers
  • Sub-contractors
  • Project Managers
  • M&E coordinators
  • LEED coordinators
  • BIM coordinators
  • Architects and Designers
  • Estimators
  • Field Engineers


Instructor: Tom Stephenson, MBA, CM-LEAN, PMP

Tom Stephenson is a national award-winning professor and best-selling author whose background in education spans nearly three decades. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, architecture, carpentry, and brick and stone masonry. As a dual-professional, Tom is called upon by industry leaders to translate knowledge, reinvigorate corporate culture, and inspire innovation in emerging and established companies across Canada. Before breaking into the academic realm, Tom acquired more than a decade of practical project-management experience, operating a mid-sized Toronto-based general contracting firm. He is also the author of the newly released Planning, Scheduling, and Control of Construction Projects with American Technical Publishers and the four best-selling editions of Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings with Nelson Publishing Canada. A champion of change management, Tom takes pride in helping students and businesses navigate uncharted territories, take calculated risks and rise above the status quo.


MCA Events Cancellation policy

5 business days or more- 100% refunded/4 business days or less- 50% refunded/no show – no refund


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Non Member: Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control
$ 550.00
Member: Project Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control
$ 450.00


October 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
$450.00 – $550.00




Mechanical Contractor’s Association
403 250-7237
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 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.