Preplanning is an important skill for project managers. This course will build upon the introductory preplanning course and focus on enhancing the efforts related to pre-fabrication, lean construction, particularly with a focus on pre-planning to reduce waste and supporting the scheduling process with early identification of constraints. A deeper dive into the impact of schedule compression and “forced” acceleration by the construction manager and general contractor will also be provided.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
• Apply the concepts of preplanning incorporated in the on-line pre-planning modules into a project pre-planning effort, both internally and external pre-planning meetings
• Incorporate preplanning efforts into the overall prefabrication efforts
• Use lean construction techniques especially those related to waste reduction to improve the pre-planning process
• Develop strategies using pre-planning to better understand the cost and productivity impact on the electrical contractor when the CM/GC impact the electrical contractor with schedule compression and “forced” accelerations