The Professional Construction Management Course™ (PCM)  is a five-day comprehensive curriculum centered around CMAA’s Body of Knowledge and focuses on the core competencies of construction management.

    Course Overview

    Our PCM training prepares construction managers for challenges and situations they will face in the field. 

    Program Fee: $1,200/person*

    Dates & Times: 

    November 13-17, 2023
    12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST


    Open sessions 
    Training is available for groups of 10+ on demand. Please email us for details.


    Format: Virtual, Instructor-led

    Who Should Attend: CMs at all levels who want to learn more about CMAA’s Standards of Practice
    or are interested in becoming a Certified Construction Manager (CCM)®. For transitioning military members, the CCM exam is covered under the GI Bill and the COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) programs.


    Questions? Contact us!

    Phone: 562.743.9400


    *US government personnel are eligible for a 10% discount. Industry participants receive a 10% discount for registering 10+ students.

    Note: No official study materials or test preparation courses are required to take the CACM and CCM exams. Participation in this course does not guarantee a passing exam score. Please refer to the CACM Application Handbook and CCM Application Handbook for additional information and recommended resources.

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    A CMCI Recertification Point Provider (RPP) is an organization that has partnered with CMCI and is committed to providing education that meets the CMCI Board of Governors' standards. These partnerships help individuals earn or maintain the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and Certified Associate Construction Manager (CACM) credentials by offering professional development credit through their events, courses, seminars, and webinars.

    CMCI encourages CCMs and CACMs to consider courses from CMAA or CMCI RPPs to meet the professional development requirements necessary to maintain the CCM to CACM credential. CMCI RPPs can easily be identified by the CMCI Recertification Point Provider logo.

    Course Topics

    • 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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    Our Facilitators

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    Paul Buckley, PE, CCM
    Senior Vice President

    Paul Buckley is a senior technical expert with over 42 years of experience overseeing complex programs and projects for public and private clients in the US He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has worked as a designer, contractor, and public agency project manager Paul has combined his extensive expertise with his passion for facilitation to teach hundreds of construction industry professionals Prior to joining Anser Advisory, he owned a project and construction management consulting firm for 25 years.

    Stephen Mutch_LI

    Stephen Mutch, PE, CCM
    Senior Director Vice President

    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.

    Richard Panos_LI

    Rick Panos, AIA, CCM
    Senior Director Vice President

    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.

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    Robert Smith, CCM, ICC
    Quality Assurance Manager

    Robert Smith 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.

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    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.

    Tony Gatoff

    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. Participant substitutions can be made at any time. If you have questions, please
    email or call 562.743.9400.