Course detail

Project Management of Building Constructions 1

FAST-BVA011Acad. year: 2023/2024

In this course students will acquaint with the history and present of project management. Attention is also focused on projects associated with construction. Project life cycle is divided into individual phases, which provide the organizational and plan their course. Scheduling techniques focusing on the use of network analysis for term, resource, cost and financial planning are discussed. Part of teaching is also managing issues of risk management in construction. Students will acquaint with Microsoft Project.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Structural Economics and Management (EKR)

Entry knowledge

General knowledge of construction production in Czech Republic, legislative processes associated with construction development, documentation of construction projects, technology of construction production and basics of network analysis.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


To get common knowledge and skills of project management and adopting concrete procedures and methods of construction project management. Necessary knowledge for planning and management of projects from the investor’s side. Presumption for acquiring project manager certification in Czech Republic according to IPMA policy for level D „Certified Project Management Associate".
Knowledge of common procedures and specific skills of project management.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

TOMÁNKOVÁ, Jaroslava a Dana ČÁPOVÁ. Management staveb. Praha: FinEco, 2013. ISBN 978-80-86590-12-7.


NOVÝ Martin, Jana NOVÁKOVÁ, Miloš WALDHANS. Projektové řízení staveb I, elektronická studijní opora, VUT FAST, Brno 2006


DOLEŽAL, Jan. Projektový management: komplexně, prakticky a podle světových standardů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-5620-2

LEVY, Sidney M. Project management in construction. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. ISBN 978-0-07-175310-4. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization E , 4. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to project management – historic evolution, current conception, suitable use, subject and content, fundamental terms.

2. Project connected with construction, construction as subject of construction project, participants of construction process, construction code.

3. Pre-investment phase of project, initiation, goals setting, documentation, project management, feasibility study.

4. Evaluation of project proposal, planning, structuring of construction project, structuring of construction object.

5. Work organisation of project, construction project participants, organisation structure, ways of construction, personnel provision, project manager.

6. System of construction project planning, types, actualisations and levels of project plans, techniques of project planning, terminal planning.

7. Network analysis, CPM, PERT method, Gantt chart, planning of sources, planning of sources outputs, sources histogram, cost planning, financial planning.

8. Financing of project, proposal prices of project works.

9. Relations between participants in investment project, work contract, command contract, model contract according to FIDIC.

10. Risks and changes management, risks engineering, risks in construction, project risks management.

11. Construction management models, software Microsoft Project.

12. Project controlling, analysis of achieved performance values and progress of project costs, system of progress reporting and cost controlling.

13. Information for construction and civil engineering, termination of lectures.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Program of teaching, instruction and guidance. The interpretation and practical examples – Modelling of course of the project, methods and examples of the use of network analysis.

2. Examples of calculation of network graph, reserves and their use.

3. The course of a construction project. Processing flowchart of construction project, correction network graph.

4. 1st task – project definition by method of the logical framework, processing a problem analysis.

5. Continuing work on the 1st task, processing a target analysis and own logical framework.

6. Public presentation of the project definition by method of the logical framework by each group.

7. 2nd task – processing schedule for a specific site in the form of a network diagram, organizational chart, stakeholder responsibility matrix, resource analysis

8. Continuing work on the 2nd task.

9. 3rd task – processing the organogram and functional diagram for particular building.

10. Correction 3rd task.

11. 4th task – Processing and analysing well arranged a schedule of particular building for gross phases of planning and realization, updating and modification of this schedule. The part of this task is processing a costs plan, deployment plan of factual resources and financial plan

12. Continuing work on the 4th task – correction, credit test.

13. Continuing work on the 4th task – correction. Submission of all processed documents in a folder. Credit.