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Budget Management: Managing Project Costs (Blended Learning - CEUs available)
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*BLENDED LEARNING* - This workshop will cover how to create master budget projects that identify all hard and soft costs to ensure your project cost reflects a complete number. CEUs: Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.4 Continuing Education Units or 4 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units. Project Management Certificate Requirement

When: Online training begins Nov. 8, 2017 – Live Instructor session on Nov. 29, 2017, 8:30AM (2-3 hours)
Where: ONLINE and Live Instructor session at Construction Institute, University of Hartford
260 Girard Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Presenter: James McManus, FAIA, Chairman Emeritus, Principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Contact: Laura Eldredge

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Budget Management: Managing Project Costs


ONLINE TRAINING: Begins November 8, 2017

LIVE INSTRUCTOR SESSION: November 29, 2017 (8:30 AM start - 2-3 hours)

Blended Learning Session

What is "Blended Learning"?  Blended learning sessions (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode courses) are classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by web-based online learning. This allows the participant to work through most of the training at their own pace, and according to their own schedule.


Description of this Session

The first step in successfully managing a project's costs is to develop a budget that realistically reflects the costs required to execute the project. This workshop will cover how to create master budget projects that identify all hard and soft costs to ensure your project cost reflects a complete number.



This workshop is the 4th of 6 workshops required for CI's Project Management Certificate program.


Learning Objectives 

  • Learn how to control project costs to ensure you meet the budget.
  • Learn what are the right contingencies to carry from initiation through planning & design.
  • Discuss the tools needed to develop reliable cost estimates working upward from the project's work activities.
  • Use the schedule as a management tool.
  • Discuss costs for construction, consulting fees, operations, move management, contingency allowances.

Instructor Bio

James McManus, FAIA, Chairman Emeritus, Principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative 

James McManus is the Chairman Emeritus of The S/L/A/M Collaborative, a 200-member, fully integrated, multi-disciplinary architecture firm with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Connecticut and SLAM Construction Services, a construction management subsidiary.


He serves as the  principal-in-charge for some of the firm's most important and complex projects including the Jordan Hall of Science and the Eck School of Law at the University of Notre Dame; Academic Research Building at the University of Connecticut Health Center; Shriners Hospital for Children, Mexico City and the Campus Crossroads Project at Notre Dame. He has been instrumental in developing the firm’s Integrated Project Delivery process that combines planning, design and full construction services for client projects. He holds a  B. Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).     


He is a member of: AIA /Connecticut, American Arbitration-Association (Advisory Council), Connecticut Hospital Association, Construction Institute, Construction Specifications Institute (past President), National CEO Roundtable, Several Boards of Directors.


Training Details and Schedule

Workshop will consist of online modules with assessments and live instructor session.  Participants should plan to spend approximately 90-120 minutes to complete the online training prior to the live instructor session.  

  • Online training opens up on November 8, 2017 at NOON.  Online training needs to be completed by November 28, 2017 at NOON.

  • Live instructor session to take place on November 29, 2017 in Hartford - start time 8:30 A.M.  Session length will be 2-3 hours. In-person participation is preferred, but webinar access is available for those who are remotely located.  (If you will need to participate via WEBINAR, please note that in the comments section when registering, or email


Participants will need

  • To set up a Microsoft Office Mix account (this is free and can be set up using an existing Microsoft or Google email account, Facebook account or work email account).  Instructions will be provided.

  • Access to a device: Office Mix supports the latest version of all major browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari) on desktops, laptops, Windows tablets and Apple® Macintosh®  computers.



Members: $165 / Non-Members: $225

Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.


Continuing Educational Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider and a CCM Recertification Point Provider.  


Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.4 Continuing Education Units, 4 CCM Renewal Points, and/or 4 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units, verified through certificates of attendance, which are sent to participants after completion of workshop and assessment.


Course attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.





For more information

For questions, contact Laura Eldredge at



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