Professional CM Training

The Anser Construction Management Course is a three-day comprehensive curriculum centered around CMAA’s body of knowledge and focuses on the core competencies of Construction Management.

The PCM 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

Professional Practice

  • 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.

Project 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.

Contract Administration

  • 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, 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 and Time Management Lab

  • 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.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • 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.

Quality Management

  • 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 & Value Engineering

  • 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.

Safety & Risk Management

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

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.