Professional Construction Management Training

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Program Fee

$1200* per person
*US government personnel are eligible for a 10% discount. Private industry consultants may receive a discount for registering 10 or more students.
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Dates & Times

October 21-22, 28-29, & November 4-5
Fridays 12-4 p.m. PST, Saturdays 8-12 p.m. PST
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Who Should Attend

Experienced mid-level construction managers who are interested in becoming Certified Construction Managers (CCMs).
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Virtual (MS Teams)


6 sessions

The Professional Construction Management (PCM) course is a six-day comprehensive curriculum centered around CMAA’s body of knowledge and focuses on the core competencies of construction management.

Our PCM training prepares construction managers for the different challenges and situations that construction managers face in the field. 

Course Modules

  • What is Construction Management?
  • About CMAA, Mission & Vision, Publications, Resources
  • Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)
  • Construction Industry Institute
  • (CII), CMAA/CII Alliance, and CII Best Practices
  • Construction Management Profession and Certification
  • Code of Ethics
  • Essential Definitions
  • Legal Relationships
  • CM Fee Structures
  • Enforcement of Terms & Conditions of CM Agreements and Laws

Learning Objectives: Describe the similarities and differences between project and program management; Describe the role of program management during each project phase; Identify the key members needed on a Project Management Team.

  • Define the similarities and differences between project and program management.
  • Describe the role of the program manager during each phase.
  • Identify the key members of the program management team.

Learning Objectives: Define Program Management and describe its functions and goals; Describe the key skills and responsibilities of a Program Manager; Describe common tools use for Program Management.

  • Project Management Definitions, Functions, and Focus
  • Goals, Philosophies, and Concepts
  • Key Functions of the Project Manager
  • Project Management Tools
  • Project Management Services by Phase

Learning Objectives:  Define Project Management and describe its functions and goals; Describe the key skills of a Project Manager; Describe common tools used for Project Management; Explain the Project Manager’s role during each construction phase.

  • Delivery and Procurement Methods
  • Contract Forms and Terms
  • Contract Administration through Project Phases
Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the advantages/disadvantages of the type of contract administered by studying: delivery methods, procurement methods, and types of payment contract terms; Become familiar with the commonalities and differences in the contract forms; Learn the required contract administrative activities in each project phase.
  • Time Management Overview
  • CPM Building Blocks
  • Calculate the CPM Schedule
  • Scheduling by Project Phase
  • Time Impact on the Schedule
  • Time Management Calculation Activities
Learning Objectives: Explain the importance of time management in CM; Identify the primary objectives of CPM scheduling; Define key CPM terms; Describe the fundamentals of CPM scheduling; Explain how time impacts the project schedule.
  • Introduction to BIM and Common Applications
  • BIM and the Role of the CM
  • BIM by Project Phase

Learning Objectives: Describe the primary uses of BIM; Identify the role of the CM with BIM; Describe the role of BIM during each phase of the project.

  • Terms and Definitions
  • Quality Management Plans
  • Quality Management by Construction Phase

Learning Objectives: Define Quality Management terminology; Describe the Quality Management Plan; Evaluate the QA/QC processes; Conduct reviews for quality assurance.

  • Sustainability Goals, Objectives, and Requirements
  • The CM's role in Sustainability
  • Tools for Sustainable Construction Management
  • Sustainability by Construction Phase

Learning Objectives: Describe the common features of a sustainable project; Customize CM tools for a project with sustainability goals and requirements; Understand a sustainability plan; Provide leadership to achieve a project’s goals and requirements; Identify tasks by phase.

  • Cost Management Overview
  • Preliminary Budgeting
  • Cost Management System
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management by Project Phase
  • Value Engineering

Learning Objectives: Understand the CM’s roles and responsibilities for controlling project costs; Describe the methods for developing the project and construction estimates and budget; Explain the Cost Management System; Monitor and manage costs during all project phases.

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Planning
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Risk Analysis

Learning Objectives: Explore the CM's role in risk management; Examine methods for identifying, assessing and mitigating risk; Examine the development of a risk management plan; Review risk management activities by phase.

  • Project Safety
  • OSHA Requirements and Liability
  • CM's Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Safety Plan Implementation
  • Lessons Learned in the Field

Learning Objectives: Describe the CM's roles and responsibilities related to safety; Explain OSHA's requirements and guidelines for construction safety; Recognize liabilities associated with safety violations; Identify and report safety hazards.

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Friday, October 21st: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, October 22nd: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

Friday, October 28th: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, October 29th: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

Friday, November 4th: 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, November 5th: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST


About the Facilitators


Paul Buckley, PE, CCM

Senior VP

Paul Buckley is the Municipal-Ports Division Manager at Anser Advisory, a Registered Civil Engineer, a Certified Construction Manager, and has been in the Construction Management industry for 38 years. Mr. Buckley has overseen a wide array of projects from Interchange 11 of the New Jersey Turnpike, the design of the Pima Freeway for the Arizona DOT, to the Queensway Bay Downtown Harbor in Long Beach, CA. Paul is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Construction Management Association of America, the Design-Build Institute of America, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.


Stephen Mutch

Stephen Mutch, PE, CCM

Senior Director VP

Stephen Mutch is a Registered Civil Engineer and Certified Construction Manager. Mr. Mutch is a proponent of sustainability and is working on various committees pursuing goals and practices for the construction industry. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Mutch has contributed to a range of projects from material recovery facilities, to organic, biogas generation facilities and projects. Mr. Mutch has also presented several technical papers on sustainability-related matters to the American Chemical Association, the Groundwater Resources Association, Orange County Water District, and the City of Santa Monica. Mr. Mutch is affiliated with the Building Commission Authority, the National Registry of Environmental Professionals, the Construction Management Association of America, and the Design-Build Institute of America.


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Rick Panos, AIA, CCM

Senior Director VP

Rick Panos is the Director of Construction Management, a Registered Architect, and a Certified Construction Manager. With 47 years in the industry, Mr. Panos’s body of work is extensive and covers everything from conceptual design to claims management. Rick’s experience has afforded him the opportunity to work on a vast array of projects from theme parks to a $20 billion military installation in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Rick has presented numerous times at CMAA National on many aspects of the construction management process. He has taught the professional construction management course for over 10 years. Rick belongs to the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Management Association of America.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, CCM, ICC

Quality Assurance Manager

Robert D. Smith, CCM is a Quality Assurance Manager for Anser Advisory. His 30+ years in the construction industry include experience as a hod carrier, stone and brick journeyman mason, licensed general contractor, remediation and repair consultant, expert witness, project manager, and cost estimator. He has worked in electrical infrastructure, civic, civil, highway, commercial, high rise, and residential projects. Mr. Smith was a college economics lecturer for nine years and a co-author of peer-reviewed journal articles, seminar Instructional materials, detailed court-submitted reports, and magazine articles. He is an active member of CMAA, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, International Code Council, International Concrete Repair Institute, Design-Build Institute of America, and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.

Adam Hunt

Adam Hunt, CCM, Assoc. DBIA, QSP

Senior Construction Manager

Adam Hunt is a Senior Construction Manager with nearly 15 years of experience in the construction management field. With his knowledge and background, he has been an integral part of all phases of construction discussed throughout this course, in a variety of projects ranging from ports, police stations, golf courses, libraries, community/teen centers and landfills. Mr. Hunt is a member of both the Construction Management Association of America and the Design-Build Institute of America.





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Tony Gatoff, CCM, Assoc. DBIA

Senior Construction Manager

Tony Gatoff is a Senior Construction Manager at Anser Advisory with 21 years of construction management experience. Mr. Gatoff’s experience with public agency projects includes libraries, essential service facilities, landfill programs, port utility projects, parking facilities, street construction, tunneling projects, and air airport facilities. Mr. Gatoff's experience with Design-Build, and Engineer Procure & Construct (EPC) projects include a zero-emissions bus charging, operations, and maintenance facility, and battery energy storage systems. Tony is a member of the Construction Management Association of America and the Design-Build Institute of America.



Cancellation Policy 

If for some reason you are unable to attend, you may transfer to another course at no additional charge within 12 months of the course you originally registered for or you may receive a refund of your original registration rate, less a $200.00 administrative fee. Refund or transfer requests must be made at least 15 days prior to the course start date. No transfers or refunds will be made within 14 days of the course start date. Name substitutions can be made at any time. If you have questions, please contact us.