Construction Project Management Certificate

Enroll Now!  Classes begin September 12, 2015!

Learn How to Strategically Manage Your Construction Projects!

Master the Essentials of Construction Project Management. This innovative course provides the construction-orientated professional with the practical knowledge and expertise in project cost estimation, project scheduling, and managing key business concepts in the field of construction. 

Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.  This course is approved for 22.5 hours of continuing education for real estate salespersons and brokers (NYS approved).

Construction Project Management; Project management; PMP; ConstructionTopics include:

  • Determining the cost for construction
  • Establishing construction schedules
  • Applying time value of money concepts for evaluation of alternatives
  • Value engineering
  • Evaluating project schedules and cost performance
  • Performance management



The field of construction management is heterogeneous and enormously complex.  There are several major classifications of construction that differ markedly from each other: housing, nonresidential building, heavy, highway, utility, and industrial projects.  Such projects involve much time and expense, and close management control of them is required if they are to be completed within the established time and cost limitations.  A construction manager is in charge of the overall planning and control of a project; this demands a command of many skills.  The Construction Project Management Certificate program is designed to provide you with the knowledge of the regulatory, insurance, management, safety, estimating, and environmental aspects of the construction management industry.


  • The opportunity to develop professionally and to improve, acquire, and develop new and relevant knowledge to enhance professional growth
  • The knowledge and problem solving skills to determine costs for construction activities and projects
  • Establish construction schedules
  • Apply time value money concepts for evaluation of alternatives
  • Value engineering
  • Evaluate project schedules and cost performance
  • Interpret construction material properties and standards
  • Perform managerial functions
  • Give a perspective on emerging issues in construction management


This program is designed for individuals new to the field of construction, construction project planners and designers, project engineers, project managers, general construction managers, executive construction managers and superintendents, real estate owners, property appraisers, individuals seeking a new career path as construction consultants, and those under contract with or employed by the owner, developer, or management firm overseeing a construction project. 


construction project management; cost estimating; blueprint reading; architect; facilities management; green building designE. Dominique Paraison has over 14 years of experience in program/project management, architectural/design, construction, and site safety management with firms and institutions as McKissack & Associates (Philadelphia), Verizon Corporation (Design & Construction- Real Estate Portfolio Management), JW Consulting Engineer (Construction Site Safety Management/ Construction Management), City of New York Department of Design & Construction (Public Works- Design & Construction), private practice, teaching architectural and construction management & safety at university level. Mr. Paraison has extensive expertise in managing complex programs and demanding projects while maintaining daily business operations for public and private facilities.  Projects   include development of major project commitments – University Campuses educational, medical, engineering, laboratory, and teaching facilities, residential buildings and hotel/commercial mixed use complexes, Utilities & Telecommunication, and MTA Transits Projects – from initial concept through programming, design, and construction, to occupancy.  

His extensive background has involved program- project- and construction- management- safety management: master planning, programming, design, bidding and award, and construction; development of program-wide contracting strategy; bid packaging and award; owner/designer/ contractor coordination; contract administration; code & zoning ordinance, quality assurance/control; constructability, biddability and value engineering; best practices; quality management, safety and security, facility operations and maintenance management; arbitration and dispute resolution.



  • "The content of the class was excellent.  The Professor is very knowledgeable in all phases of construction and able to convey his strategies to apply in the current construction field. I will be able to apply the strategies taught in the class to my current position and job duties at the architectural firm I am currently am employed with." - J. Bertolino

  • "I think he is one of, if not, the best professors I have seen so far. It is clear that he is very knowledgeable, knows his content, and he skillfully explains and transmits the course information in such a way that it is easily understood." O. Robinson

  • "I have just finished the blueprint reading and construction project management courses with Prof Paraison. This was truly an amazing adventure. The man is dynamic in his delivery and made me love every minute of the classes. He gets 10 out of 10 any day." - T. Williams
  • "I am currently enrolled in the above referenced certificate class instructed by Professor Paraison at Pace. This class was a lot more exciting than I expected it to be. Professor Paraison uses his great personality to make learning fun and understandable. I feel confident that I will leave this course with the knowledge of reading plans." - D. Colmer
  • "Professor Dominic Paraison is very passionate about teaching construction classes, has lots of humors, he knows how to lead the class and knows what makes the class interesting to everyone in the class. It was worth taking HIS course; I learned a lot about the drawings which can be very useful to my job right away.” - Yoko Y.
  • "The class was wicked. And I learned a lot from the professor. One of the best professor I met so far." - S. Singh


FALL 2015 Course Schedule

This exciting course is offered on our Pace University Midtown Center Campus, which is conveniently located appr. two blocks from Grand Central Station or on our Downtown Campus located near Manhattan's City Hall.

Section 1:
Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street
New York, NY

September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $595   (includes all materials)
Course# 90025



Section 2:
Pace University Downtown
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY

Tuesdays & Thursdays
October 6 - November 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $595   (includes all materials)
Course# 90053


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