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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 11:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):      11:45 - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 5:00 pm

Role of Scheduling in Project Planning and Cost Control

   Planning and scheduling
   Project controls
   Scheduling and project management
   Increased productivity and cost control

Bar (Gantt) Charts

   History and development of bar charts
   Advantages and disadvantages
   Creating bar charts

Introduction to Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling

   Development of CPM
   Introduction to main features
   Advantages and disadvantages

Creating a CPM Logic Diagram

   Understand the project goals, components and processes
   Use a work breakdown structure
   Activity types
   Calculate durations
   Find start and finish dates
   Finding the critical activities and the critical path

Enhancing the Schedule

   Resource allocation and resource leveling
   Materials management
   Scheduling and cost control
   Working with floats and with lags

Advancing the Schedule

   Baseline, as-planned and actuals
   Reporting periods
   Graphic and spreadsheet layouts
   Handling delays
   Crashing the schedule

Software, Reports and Presentations

   Computerized scheduling
   Working with standard scheduling programs:
      Primavera, Microsoft Project, others
   Getting project participants to conform to the schedule

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
Professional Engineers

   7.0 PDHs


   7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours*
   7.0 AIA Learning Units
* See inside for important information


   Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 continuing education hours to architects* in many states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

*Attention Ohio Architects: Continuing education hours are required to be in HSW topics. The American Institute of Architects has determined the subject matter of this seminar is not HSW. Accordingly, HalfMoon Education recommends Ohio architects take this course for informational purposes only.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for licensing maintenance.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Gilbert A. Laterza, CPE, PSP

Wood, PLC, Cincinnati
Mr. Laterza has more than 39 years of proven construction and engineering experience that includes office and on-site project management. Current roles include management, estimating, project cost, planning, and scheduling for proposals and projects. Mr. Laterza also has experience in the power generation, paper, governmental, industrial, manufacturing, and commercial sectors. His responsibilities include overseeing and estimating for greenfield and brownfield projects, updating corporate estimating databases, evaluating project scope for estimate development, and reviewing site conditions. When required, Mr. Laterza performs quantity take-offs, labor rate schedules, materials pricing, and sourcing from historical data and local vendors and distributors. He includes indirect costs; estimate basis and methodology including equipment rentals, estimate plans, basis of estimate documentation; and project proposal. Mr. Laterza provides leadership for other estimators and schedulers on the use of estimating and scheduling software, including updates to the software and database, and historical pricing maintenance.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.