Construction Management (CE3833)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Managing The Construction Process: Estimating Scheduling, And Vproject Control, Frederick E. Gould, Pearson Prentice Hall 2010

Construction Planning And Scheduling, Jimmie W. Hinze, 3rd Edition

Reference Book(s)

Construction Jobsite William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston, Management, 3rd Edition

Construction Contracts, Jimmie Hinze, 3rd Edition 2010  

Course Objectives

To develop ability of students in planning and management techniques for various construction projects.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Gain the ability to know basics of project management related to the civil engineering projects and stakeholders.  

CLO:2            Have a skill to apply different techniques of project management.

CLO:3            Have the ability to plan various project activities in a scientific way to monitor performance.

CLO:4            Be able to apply computer software.

Course Contents

Introduction

  • The construction industry, nature and challenges, key players

  • Management issues and need for improved organization and management structures with particular reference to local construction industry, project management objectives, processes and responsibilities

  • Project Life Cycle (PLC)

  • Value engineering, normal track versus fast track construction

Project Scoping, Bidding and Preconstruction Planning

  • Defining project scope

  • Pre-Qualification process

  • Bidding process

  • Overview of preconstruction planning aspects including area and site investigation, constructability review, site layout planning, contractor’s site (team) organization chart, preliminary schedules, mobilization plan

Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Deterministic Models

  • Work Breakdown Structure

  • Project activities and their types

  • Estimating activity durations

  • Establishing activity sequencing

  • Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM) overview

  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)

  • Scheduling using Rectangular bar chart

  • CPM Scheduling

  • Determining the minimum total cost of a project

  • Resource scheduling and leveling

  • Cost loaded schedule

  • S-curve

  • Cash flow analysis

  • Project control during construction

  • Record keeping

  • Project supervision

  • Schedule and Cost Control

Project Planning, Scheduling and Controlling by Probabilistic Models

  • Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)

  • Statistical tools including mean, variance and standard Deviation

  • Probability distribution

  • Beta curves and center limit theorem

  • Introduction to use of computer software in project planning and management

Tendering

  • Preparation of civil engineering contracts and tender documents

  • Evaluation of proposals and contracts

Overview of Contract Law and Dispute

  • Contract express and implied terms, breach of contract, liability for negligence, statutory and regulatory laws affecting construction, rights and liabilities of project key stakeholders

  • Overview of engineering and professional registration, contractor licensing, insurance and bonds

  • Liquidated damages and penalty/ bonus clauses

  • Delays, acceleration, suspension of work, termination, changes, claims, alternate dispute resolutions techniques

Computer Software Application

  • Application of computer software (Primavera)

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                     CLO’s

CLO-1

(Basics of Project Management)

CLO-2

(Understanding of techniques)

CLO-3

 (Planning and Monitoring tools )

CLO-4

 (Computer Application )

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

Final Exam (40-45%)