Construction, if not managed correctly, can lead to disastrous financial losses. Our engineering training workshops are designed by international construction professionals and introduce advanced topics in construction management. Each topic is covered in-depth and is presented using a mix of PowerPoint lectures, case studies, and group activities. Participants are also presented with a training manual that includes all of the material covered during the workshop. Construction and engineering training is only available in English.
Training Workshops for Construction and Engineering Professionals
Many projects experience unexpected delays, disruptions, or changes of the planned activities, which can result in additional costs being incurred. If these problems were largely caused by the actions of others, then claims for variations, prolongation, disruption or acceleration may be justified.
The Claims Management training will provide an insight on contract management with emphases on the contract provisions and the legalities of critical path delays. The participants will be made aware that proper claims management is just as important as proper project management and their actions can often mean the difference between a modest profit and a substantial loss on the project.
- Causes of disagreement
- What is a claim?
- Managing a claim
- Types of delays
- Excusable, compensable, and critical delays
- Time related claims
- Manipulation of delay
- Concurrent delay
- Extension of time
- Netting an extension
- Contractor obligation to mitigate
- Types of acceleration
- Analysis methods in resolving construction claims
- Claims presentation – red flags
Construction procurement management is imperative to project management. As part of the acquisition strategy, procurement can critically impact a project’s benefits and outcome. It involves planning for all resources – people, goods, and services required by the project.
The Construction Procurement Management training will enhance your understanding of Planning, Conducting, Administrating, and Closing Procurement.
- Contract definition and types of contracts
- Contract terms and conditions/clauses
- Procurement planning
- Contract Statement of Work (SOW)
- Solicitation planning
- Types of procurement documents (RFI, IFB, RFQ, RFP)
- Source selection
- Mechanics of evaluating responses
- The art of negotiation
- Contract administration
- Contracting risks
- Contracts claims
- Change control in contracts
- Payment processing
- Warranties and guarantees
- Contract closeout
Some critical job skills of today’s managers are the ability to work under pressure, manage people, manage conflict, manage crisis, and motivate people. Many people work under their supervision and look to them for guidance, so these are the skills, which are needed in order to carry the different operations of the business.
The Construction Project Management training workshop will enhance the managerial skills of Project Managers, which include conceptual skills, interpersonal skills, and technical skills.
- Project origination and initiation
- Identification of project sponsor and project team
- Project scope, schedule, cost, and quality
- Establishing a project budget
- Risk identification and assessment
- Project planning
- Communication plan development
- Establishing time and cost baseline
- Managing the project scope and schedule
- Implementation of quality control
- Project execution and control
- Managing project budget
- Monitoring and controlling risks
- Manage change control process and acceptance of deliverables
- Allocating work properly and ensuring accountability
- Team recognition and rewards
- Managing personnel changes
- Project closeout
The Earned Value Management technique takes into consideration the project context for the planned and actual expenditures and integrates the project scope, schedule, and resource characteristics into a comprehensive set of measurements. It allows for the temporary and intermittent nature of project work by scheduling the expenditures based upon the project plan, including the spikes and valleys in resources requirements.
Furthermore, Earned Value tracks how much money has been spent on the project in relation to how much project work has been accomplished. This takes into consideration all that happened on the project such as schedule delays and acceleration. The variances that have occurred can be separated into those due to timing, either ahead or behind schedule; true under-runs or over-runs.
Finally, the indices and variances generated by the Earned Value technique will aid the project management team in forecasting the financial conditions at project completion.
- Introduction to Earned Value Management
- Traditional management
- Why we need EVM and what are its benefits?
- The components of EVM
- Performance metrics
- EVM case studies
- EVM criteria for success
- EVM software tools
The Measured Mile methodology is one of the preferred methods for quantifying loss of productivity claims. It can be a very effective tool for recovering non-reimbursed costs. It may lead to a larger recovery than either a modified total cost or a published industry impact estimate approach.
The Measured Mile analysis as a method of proving labor inefficiency and loss of productivity costs increases the contractor’s chance of recovering on a lost productivity claim. Its acceptance by Government contracts is a significant step towards ensuring that contractors do not get stuck with costs that are not a direct result of their own doing.
- Origins of the Measured Mile Method
- Measuring and quantifying the mile
- How to identify the Measured Mile?
- Unimpacted period of performance
- Multiple impact events
- Explaining the Measured Mile
- Point in time the Measured Mile begins