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Contact your local Solid Support branch to ask about rates and discuss group sizes available dates and specific training needs:

New South Wales
Phone:+612 9743 4666

Queensland
Phone:+617 5630 6502

Victoria
Phone:+613 9822 0992

Western Australia
Phone:+618 9389 4411


Learn How To Create & Manage A Schedule
Solid Support Pty Ltd offers Face to Face CPD Courses for the Construction Industry across Australia and New Zealand. The courses have been developed by our experts to enable you to create a new schedule or to take ownership of an existing schedule and to adjust, resource, monitor and revise that schedule over the life of the project using either Microsoft Project 2007, 2010, 2013 or Asta Powerproject.

Classes are delivered by construction planning specialists with over 5 years of experience. Modules are process driven, therefore all trainees begin at Module 1 and work through depending on required competency. We find that going over the basics in a group setting allows us to rectify poor fundamentals. For example, calendars, templates, border and page setup. We recommend undertaking only one module per day where possible. We find that giving trainees the opportunity to apply the learning and ask questions at the next session is very valuable.

All licensed builders and swimming pool builders are required to accumulate at least 12 points a year.  Usually, CPD activities allow the builder to claim one (1) point per hour of allocated to that activity. Each of the Solid Support Courses complies with the new CPD system and will earn you 2 CPD points.  You can earn as many CPD points as you like and all Courses may be tax deductible (this depends on your individual circumstances).

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Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Microsoft Project for the Construction Industry

  • Exploring CPM Software
  • Starting a New Project
  • Project Logic/Linking Tasks
  • Adjusting the Timescale
  • Custom Calenders
  • Adjusting the Timescale
  • Formatting and General Enhancements
  • Printing
  • Questions and Answers
  • CPM Software Basics
  • Managing Progress
  • Setting the Baseline
  • Establishing and Displaying the Status Date
  • Tracking and Reporting Progress
  • Rescheduling a Programme
  • Introduction to Delays
  • Filters
  • Introduction to Resourcing
  • Questions and Answers
  • Preparing a Contract Programme
  • Tender, Contract,
  • Target Programmes
  • Potential Causes of Delays
  • Classifications of Delays
  • Delay Allowance
  • Delay Claims
  • Adjusting Your Programme
  • Delay Analysis Techniques
  • Questions and Answers
  • Advanced MSP Functions
  • Using Resources For Cost Purposes
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Assigning Resources and Cost
  • Resource Optimisation
  • Advanced Reporting (S-Curve, Histogram, etc)
  • Sub-projects
  • Questions and Answers

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

  • Exploring CPM Software
  • Starting New Project
  • Project Logic / Linking Tasks
  • Working with Calendars
  • Critical Path and Float
  • Develop the project into a hierarchy of sub charts
  • Manipulate the chart using constraints
  • Formatting and General Enhancements
  • Code libraries
  • Printing
  • Q & A
  • Buffer Tasks
  • Task Pool
  • Unique Task ID Numbering
  • User Defined Fields
  • Baselines
  • Updating Progress
  • Editing the View
  • Saving a View
  • Filters
  • Sorting and Grouping your project
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating a WBS
  • Q & A
     
  • Creating and Managing Cost Centres
  • Working with Histogram
  • Creating and Managing Resources
  • Resource Modelling
  • Cost and Income Rate
  • Q & A
  • Connect to the Eleco BIM Cloud
  • Upload IFC files
  • Assign an IFC file to a Powerproject file
  • Navigate around the IFC model
  • Link a project plan to the IFC Model
  • Create IFC product selection and searches
  • Run a 4D simulation
  • Q & A

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

SketchUp for Construction

  • Explore the user interface, workspace, tools and menu
  • Navigate around the workspace
  • Customise and personalise the tool bar and preferences
  • Use and setup keyboard shortcuts
  • Explore the 3D Warehouse
  • Use the Geo-location feature
  • Tutorials
  • Q & A
  • Organise: Layer, create scenes, make groups and components
  • Import and model from DWGs
  • Construct models with scale and precision
  • Export 2D graphics
  • Make copies of objects
  • Apply lighting and shadows
  • Tutorials
  • Q & A
  • Create construction staging scenes
  • Apply and edit photo textures and texture mapping to your model
  • Use LayOut to create 2D drawings to generate plans, views and elevations
  • Download, install and use plugins and extensions
  • Tutorials
  • Q & A

SketchUp course aims to give construction professionals the skills to create 3D architectural visualisation models of buildings. The simple easy to use SketchUp software application can accelerate the generation of 3D construction phase diagrams and communicate the project works. 

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

  • Exploring Synchro Software
  • Importing a Programme
  • Gantt Chart Navigation
  • Importing a Model
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Resource Appearance Profiles
  • 4D Linking
  • Q & A
  • Adding Equipment
  • Editing & Creating 3D Paths
  • Creating New Tasks
  • Model Based Scheduling
  • Custom Resource Appearance Profiles
  • 3D Subdivision Features
  • Auto Matching with User Fields
  • Q & A
  • Copy & Create 3D Objects
  • Synchronising 3D Models
  • Baselines & Synchronising Schedules
  • Cutting Planes & View Points
  • Animation
  • Editing your Animation
  • Exporting .Avi
  • Q & A

Time Management Professionals