Planning and Scheduling Construction Projects in Primavera P6



Course Fee: CAD 1200

Reserve your seat:  $50 Non-refundable. To be refunded if the class is canceled by PMVISION.

Remainder:    Due one week before the start date

Upcoming Classes: 

Wed- Fri:  April 24-26 (10 a.m.- 05 p.m.  EST) Online

Sat-Sun-Sat: June 22,23,29 (10 a.m.- 05 p.m.  EST) Online

Group discount – Corporate Special Rates

Please read our Refund and Cancellation Policy

Planning and Scheduling Construction Projects Using Primavera P6


This 3-day Construction Scheduling Training Course provides you with the skills required to schedule and deliver critical construction projects. Students will learn the key project scheduling techniques and procedures including; how to create a network diagram, how to define the importance of the critical path in a project network, and defining project activities float.  Also covered are the fundamentals of Bar Charts, precedent diagrams, Activity on Arrow, PERT, Range Estimating, linear project operations, and the line of balance.

Learners will learn how to use Oracle Primavera P6 Professional to create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, finalize the project to implement the project plan, and keep your projects on time and within budget.

Course:                Scheduling Construction Projects Using Primavera P6

Training Type:   Classroom & Online Training

Number of students per session:  Our class sizes are typically 6-8 students per session. Our classes are intentionally kept small to foster more interaction between the instructor and students. We limit classes to a maximum of six (6) students unless we are teaching a private group or organization. Each student is provided with a laptop with Primavera P6 (Windows) already installed. ( Primavera P6 Rel. 16.1 or later )

Locations:           In Person & Online. The training is also offered in person in many locations including Downtown Toronto ( 18 King St East, Suite 1400- Executive Boardroom ),  Ottawa &  Montreal. Please contact us to discuss an alternate course location.

Duration:   2 weekends: Sat-Sun-Sat (10 AM- 5 PM).  Or Weekdays: 3days (10 AM- 5 PM)

Special Offers:   Sign up with a friend and save 5% each  – Sign up with 2 friends and save 10%

Corporate Training:  Contact us for special offers ( Training at our location or on-site at your location, anytime, anywhere). We deliver On-Site training to any location in Canada & USA

Note: Each student must have access to a computer with Primavera P6 (Windows) already installed. ( Primavera P6 Rel. 15 or later ). If you don’t have the software license, we will give you remote access to a computer with the software.


Who Should Attend the Scheduling Training Course?

This course is intended for Construction industry professionals, engineers, architects, schedulers, Planners, Project Managers, and coordinators looking to advance their careers.  Students interested in learning about construction project scheduling would also benefit from this training course.



A working knowledge of Windows is required. Basic knowledge of project management principles is preferred.


Course Syllabus


Day 1: Construction Project Management

Session 1: Construction Project Management Principles

Session 1.1: Understanding Construction Project Management

    • Introduction to Project Management: Definitions and Importance
    • Key Phases of Construction Projects: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, and Closure
    • Overview of Construction Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
    • Role and Responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager

  Session 1.2: Project Management Principles and Practices

    • Key Concepts: Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, and Risk
    • Stakeholder Management in Construction Projects
    • Introduction to Construction Contracts and Documentation
    • Ethics and Professionalism in Construction Management

Session 2: Primavera P6 for Construction Project Management Planning & Scheduling

Session 2.1: Navigating Primavera P6

    • Overview of Primavera P6 in the context of construction
    • User Interface and Key Features relevant to construction
    • Setting Up a Construction Project in P6

Session 2.2: Project Structures in Construction

    • Creating a Project Structure tailored for construction projects
    • Defining Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for different phases of construction
    • Setting Up Project and Resource Calendars specific to construction timelines


Day 2: Scheduling Using Primavera P6

Session 3: Detailed Planning and Scheduling for Construction Projects

Session 3.1: Adding Construction Activities

    • Identifying and adding key construction activities and milestones
    • Detailing activities: durations, dependencies, and constraints typical in construction
    • Assigning resources: understanding labor, materials, and machinery in construction context

  Session 3.2: Developing the Construction Schedule

    • Applying the Critical Path Method in construction scheduling
    • Sequencing work and optimizing construction schedules
    • Managing delays and overlaps in construction activities

    Session 3.3: Resource and Cost Management

    • Resource allocation and optimization for construction resources
    • Cost loading for construction activities: budgeting and cost control
    • Tracking and adjusting resource utilization and productivity


Day 3: Advanced Scheduling Using Primavera P6

Session 4: Advanced Construction Scheduling and Project Control

Session 4.1: Progress Tracking and Updating

    • Methods for tracking construction progress
    • Updating the construction schedule based on real-world changes
    • Analyzing and reporting on construction project performance

 Session 4.2: Advanced Scheduling Techniques

    • Techniques for handling complex construction schedules
    • Scenario analysis and management: dealing with uncertainties and changes
    • Use of lag and float in construction scheduling

  Session 4.3: Reporting and Communication in Construction Projects

    • Customizing reports for construction management: progress, cost, resources
    • Effective communication of schedule and changes to stakeholders
    • Utilizing P6 data for meetings, decisions, and documentation


Wrap-Up Session

    • Recap of Construction Planning and Scheduling using Primavera P6
    • Open Q&A focused on construction scenarios
    • Discussion on applying course learnings to real-world construction projects
    • Guidance on further learning resources and professional development in construction scheduling


Case Study: Scheduling a 5-story Office Building Project in Primavera P6

You will learn step-by-step how to schedule a construction project in Primavera P6. The following is the sample project. You will learn how to add the project in Primavera, set up Project calendars (global, project, and resource Calendars), add activities, add activities relationships, add resources, add schedule baselines, track and control the schedule, and report.


Project Description

  • Objective: To construct a 5-story office building including site preparation, construction of the core structure, installation of electrical and plumbing systems, interior finishing, and landscaping.
  • Location: Urban area with easy access to materials and labor.
  • Duration: 18 months from groundbreaking to completion.
  • Budget: $25 million
  • Stakeholders: Project owner, construction company, architects, engineers, city officials, contractors, and suppliers.


Why This Course?

  • Avg. Salary for Primavera P6  Scheduler is: $80000
  • Primavera has a market share of about 42.4%
  • Used by top industries across various business Verticals.



After completing the Primavera P6 training course, students receive the Primavera training certificate of completion (PDF) from PMVISION.


About Primavera P6 Professional:

Primavera P6 is known for being quite effective as a project management scheduling tool.

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management, the recognized standard for high-performance project management software, is designed to handle large-scale, highly sophisticated, and multifaceted projects. It can be used to organize projects with up to 100,000 activities, and it provides unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans. Massive data requires sophisticated yet highly flexible organization tools to provide you with a multitude of ways to organize, filter, and sort activities, projects, and resources.

In addition, Primavera P6 can be integrated with most financial and HR software.  It features best-in-class integration for bringing together schedule, cost, and other vital project data to form a “single version of the truth” for greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency in reporting.


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Delivery Methods:

  1.  Classroom Training: Downtown Toronto – Mississauga , Scarborough, Ottawa & Montreal.
  2.  Virtual Classroom
  3.  On-Site Training: At your location, anytime , anywhere
  4.  Corporate Training: Special rates for Corporate Training

Group Discount:

We provide special rate for groups :

  • 5% Discount for Group of 2
  • 10% Discount for Group of 3
  • 15% Discount for Group of 4

PMVISION reserves the right to postpone/cancel an event, or change the location of an event because of insufficient enrollments, instructor illness or force-majeure events.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Reserve your seat fee:  Non Refundable. To be refunded if the class is cancelled by PMVISION
  • In case PMVISION  cancels an event, 100% refund will be paid to the delegate.
  • If the cancellation is done by the delegate within 48 hours of subscribing, 10%  will be deducted as administration fee.
  • If a cancellation is done by a delegate 7 days or more, prior to the event, 20% will be deducted as administration fee.
  • If a cancellation is done by a delegate 7 days or less, prior to the event, no refunds will be made
  • Bookings made at discounted prices ( Including Early Bird Booking) cannot be cancelled.
  • If you will have to travel to attend the course, please don’t make any travel arrangements until we confirm the class. We usually usually confirm the class by emails at least one week prior to the start date.


IMPORTANT: We recommend waiting to book any non-refundable travel until 1 week  before the start of class. PMVISION is not responsible for any loss incurred as a result of a canceled class. Please email: for any additional questions.

Certificate of Completion (PDF Format) is available upon attending the course.