Construction Management for Developers and Owners On-demand

Construction Management

Construction Management for Owners

Construction Management (CM) for Owners and Developers is an introductory course designed exclusively for the real estate professional with little or no prior CM knowledge. The course provides a practical understanding of the planning, design and construction processes from project initiation to closeout. The emphasis is placed on best practices and applied processes within the limitations of budgets, schedules and available resources in an environment of both known and unknown risks. Fundamentals of the construction process, the documents involved for each construction phase and the level of control and leadership required of the various stakeholders are also addressed. Other topics that will be explored include: project management, delivery methods, contracts, scheduling, construction documents, quality and time management, safety, cost management and commissioning. Class exercises and case studies are used to help students strengthen their applied skills and to increase their value to the development team.

About On-demand Courses

This is an edited version of a previously recorded, live, online course. Student and instructor comments are the opinions of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of NAIOP.

All handouts and resource materials are posted with the module to which they belong, as well as an evaluation and assessment at the end of the course.

To receive proof of attendance for this course, each student must attend/view all eight modules and complete the evaluation.

As a NAIOP Certificate candidate, you must complete all eight modules in the Construction Management for Developers and Owners On-demand course, submit the evaluation, and pass the end-of-course assessment with a score of 80 percent or better.

If you experience any difficulty with accessing this on demand course or its materials, please email or call 703-904-7100, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (ET), Monday–Friday. You can also view the FAQ here.

Lesson Plans

Module 1

Project Management

During this session, we will introduce students to project management. Students will learn about the various stages of project management, including project initiation, feasibility, and planning. We’ll also address how to determine the time, scope and cost of a project. Finally, students will learn about project phases and lifecycles.

Module 2

Stakeholder/Communications Management

In this session, students will learn how to identify players in order to build a strong project management team. We’ll also address the best ways for developing a communication strategy and plan for a project.

Module 3

Delivery Methods, Contract Types, and Construction Documents

During this session, we will discuss design-bid build, design build, and negotiated general contracts. Students will learn about different contract types (Lump Sum, Unit Price, CMA, CM@R with GMP, Cost Plus) and when to use them. We’ll also address developing plans, print and drawing, as well as specifications related to projects.

Module 4

Construction Management

In this session, students will learn about the four core areas of project management (execution bidding, quality management, time management, and procurement management). Students will also be assigned a case study during this week.

Module 5

Construction Review

During this session, students will review the case study assignments they were given during the previous week. We’ll also discuss the issues of safety, changes and change orders, and risk management.

Module 6


In this session, students will review the case study they were assigned during the previous week. We will discuss the various related to closing out a project, including project closeout, commissioning, document collection and storage, and sustainability.

Module 7

Cost Control Management

In this session, students will learn in-depth about the financial aspects of construction management. We’ll discuss how to monitor and control costs on a project.

Module 8

Program Management

During this session, students will learn how to manage multiple projects. They will be taught how to monitor and control progress for each project and will be assigned a case study to demonstrate what they’ve learned during the week.

Instructor: Edward C. Newman III, PE, CCM, LEED AP, Vice President, Project Management Group, Hill International


Education Credits

Education Credits

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Construction Management for Owners is approved for the following Education Credit:
16 hours credit toward the Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development.

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16 AIA/CES Learning Units
16 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying the project lifecycle from the inception to completion and defining the construction management and project management processes involved
  • Distinguishing the roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders
  • Analyzing project-related construction documents and be able to interpret and communicate their meaning effectively to other members of the development team.
  • Identifying construction management problems and define appropriate solutions
  • Recognizing and applying professional, ethical, legal, safety and social practices
  • Demonstrating a working knowledge of the construction management process for successful projects

Tuition & Register

Tuition & Register

Payment for a NAIOP online course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Course Tuition

Member Type USD CAD
Member $795 $1040
Nonmember $995 $1300
Developing Leader $595 $780
Student Member $95 $125
Student Nonmember $145 $190

How to Register

  • Register online.
  • Fax: Complete the registration form for US  or for Canada  and fax to 703-904-7003
  • Mail: Send check payments to: NAIOP, CL500060, PO Box 5007, Merrifield, VA 22116-5007
  • Register over the phone/questions: 800-666-6780


All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting

Login instructions to access the online course are sent under separate cover from, within 2 days. If you do not received the login instructions, please check your spam folder. If the login email is still not there, please contact the NAIOP Education Department at

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued.



What does tuition cover?

Payment for a NAIOP online course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Is there an online instructor?

Yes, there is a live instructor presenting each class. Students are able and encouraged to engage and interact with the instructor and each other.

How much out-of-class work is required for each course?

Courses offered online require no more than one hour per week of additional work outside of the scheduled class times.

What if I miss a scheduled class?

If a student misses a class, all materials and a recording of each class is posted in the material library for the student to review before the next class. A student must attend a minimum of 75 percent of the classes to receive credit.

Do I have to take an exam?

Course exams are not required unless you are enrolled as a candidate for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate or the Certificate of Advanced Study in Real Estate Finance.

What records are kept of my coursework?

The Center maintains records of all the coursework you complete, as well as optional exam scores, in a confidential transcript. Transcripts are available to candidates upon request. Please contact

What are the computer requirements?

The interactive sessions will be accessed via

Please use the list below to determine if your computer meets the minimum requirements recommended to participate in the online courses:

To attend on a PC, the following is required:

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

To attend on a Mac®, the following is required:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
  • Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Power PC G4/G5 or Intel processor (521 MB of RAM or better recommended)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

Contact Barb Parnarouskis at for more information.