Professional short courses and master classes

Introduction to Construction Project Management

Course description

Through this course, the candidate will delve into each stage and the critical steps within each. This includes how to plan, organise and control construction operations. All content is designed to give candidates a well-rounded view of construction project management and the essential skills required for managing a construction project.

The Strategic Sub-System of CPM which includes

  • Understanding the Client’s requirements
  • Procurement, Tendering and the legal framework for construction project

The Technical Sub-System of CPM which includes

  • Introduction to the Bill of quantities
  • Introduction to Project Planning and available tools

The Structural Sub-System of CPM which includes

  • Project Structure
  • Communication network

The Social Sub-System of CPM which includes

  • Team working
  • Management of people
  • Leadership

The Managerial Sub-System of CPM which includes

  • Contract administration
  • Risk management and health and safety


  • Select suitable procurement method for the project
  • Recognise the legal and contractual constraints of a project
  • Understand the planning tools for managing projects
  • Understand the organizational structure of the project
  • Perform risk management and analysis techniques to a project
  • Prepare a health and safety risk assessment reports
  • Management of people 

Course staff

Prior to joining the University of West London, Dr Shamil Naoum was a senior lecturer at London South Bank University for 26 years.

Before beginning his academic career, he worked in the construction industry as a site manager and project manager. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Dr Naoum has a considerable research experience in construction project management related areas such procurement methods, productivity and organisational behaviour. In addition to supervising BSc and MSc dissertations, Dr Naoum works with PhD students researching construction management problems.


University of West London, 
St Mary's Road,
Ealing, W5 5RF

There are currently no planned courses available to book.

Please contact Dr Junaid Arshad if you have any questions.

Please note that all UWL Short Courses require a minimum attendance number of 7 persons in order for them to be run. Once you have booked a place on a UWL Short Course your card will not be charged until the minimum number of attendees has been reached by the final booking date. You will receive email confirmation of this. Should the minimum number of attendees (7 persons) not be reached then your card will not be charged and you will receive an email to advise you of these developments.