Project Management Programs

Advanced Work Packaging ( AWP)

The Alberta Construction Training Institute’s (ACTI) Advanced Work Packaging Training Course has been developed using is COAA & CII Best Practices

The ACTI Course is a 5 day/40-hour course

Advanced Work Packaging is the overall process flow of all the detailed work packages (construction, engineering, and installation work packages). AWP is a planned, executable process that encompasses the work on an EPC project, beginning with initial planning and continuing through detailed design and construction execution. AWP provides the framework for productive and progressive construction and presumes the existence of a construction execution plan. (Canadian Owners Association of Alberta – COAA & Construction Industry Institute – CII)

Summary of Course content:

  • Front End Early Work Flow Chart
  • Construction Work Flow Chart
  • AWP Flow Chart
  • Typical Project Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed. (RACI) Chart
  • Contractor Responsibilities
  • Owner Responsibilities
  • Other Stakeholders Responsibilities
  • Early Construction Involvement
    • Plan with the end in view
    • Path of construction
    • Path of engineering
    • Construction Driven Project – Engineering & SCM
    • Constructability
  • Design of Work Breakdown Structures
    • Project, Unit, CWA;s, CWP’s, EWP’s, IWP’s
  • Work Schedules and Issue dates
  • Design of Work Packages
    • CWP’s,
    • EWP’s,
    • IWP’s
  • Schedule development
  • Role of Automated Processes in AWP
  • Early risk identification and mitigation
  • Commissioning and start-up (C&SU) Planning.


Introduction to Project Management

This course covers all aspects of project management, from how a project is selected for development to its engineering, procurement, construction and finally handover of the built facility to the client. Students will learn how project management is actually done in practice. Participants will learn how to implement a rigorous project management methodology in any type of industry they are coming from. Hands-on training will be provided on the five phases of project execution – define, plan, organize, control & monitor and close-out.

This ACTI Course is a 5 day/40-hour course.

Summary of Course content:

  1. Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Management defined
  • Role of the project manager
  • Projects, programs, portfolios
  • Overview of project life-cycle
  1. Defining the Project
  • Project goals and objectives
  • Resources, stakeholders, risks etc.
  • Developing project scope
  • Project charter
  1. Planning
  • Identifying project activities
  • Developing Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Schedule development
  • Cost estimating
  1. Organizing
  • Organizing the project
  • Selecting the Project Manager and execution team
  • Work processes, standards and procedures
  • Developing work packages
  1. Controlling and Monitoring
  • Establishing progress reporting
  • Schedule control
  • Cost control
  • Project reporting
  1. Project Closeout
  • Commissioning and start-up
  • Client acceptance
  • Lessons Learned
  • Issue final project report