COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)


CLO: 1. to assess deterministic and probabilistic models for project planning, scheduling and controlling. (C5)
CLO: 2. to organize tender evaluation. (C6)
CLO: 3. to argue rights and obligations in simple projects as per contract documents. (A3)
CLO: 4. to apply modern tools (Primavera) for Gantt chart in project scheduling (C3)

COURSE CONTENTS

  1. 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
    • Importance of construction management
    • Risk Management
  2. 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
  3. 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
    • Activity on node
  4. 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
  5. Tendering
    • Preparation of civil engineering contracts and tender documents
    • Evaluation of proposals and contracts
  6. 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
  7. Computer Software Application
    • Application of computer software (Primavera)