Construction Management (Basic)

Course Properties

Course date: 17-12-2017
Course End Date: 21-12-2017
Location Dubai


      The program is structured to energize creative minds, to develop  productive work habits, to create effective project managers and  ultimately successful industry leaders. Participants will experience a  unique and dynamic educational opportunity that will challenge their  technical, conceptual and managerial skills.


Part 1: Construction Management Strategies

    This part is designed to develop the strategic thinking and analytical  skills of experienced construction managers. It examines some of the  recent trends and developments in the practice and business of  construction management, reviews some of the current strategies and  approaches involved in project delivery. Moreover, it explores some of  the effective approaches and alternatives employed in project planning,  risk management and project cost control.



               • State of the art tools & techniques in construction management

               • Important industry and business trends

               • Designing & implementing quality management systems

               • Approaches & techniques for project cost controls

               • Evaluating bonding & insurance alternatives for your project

               • Architectural design trends and their construction impacts

               • Conducting & evaluating project trend analysis

               • Utilizing project performance scorecards

               • Effective information and data systems in construction management

               • Measuring & evaluating construction progress

               • Building Information Modeling technologies & applications

               • Project delivery options and alternatives

               • Strategies for accelerated project delivery

               • Liquidated damages and bonus clauses


Part 2: Construction Planning and Scheduling

     This part offers practical guidelines and useful checklists for  schedule reviews and time extension negotiations. It discusses the  contractual framework of CPM schedules and how project risks are  allocated and managed in a construction schedule. It reviews the various  types of scheduling delays, the consequences of those delays,  alternatives for recovery and the methods used to calculate delay  damages. The course also explores the legal remedies available to owners  and builders in addressing scheduling delays.


               • CPM scheduling – an overview of industry trends

               • Legal significance of the project schedule

               • Owner & Contractor rights and obligations in scheduling

               • A brief review of CPM scheduling basics

               • Guidelines for effective project schedule specifications

               • Understanding preferential and mandatory logic

               • Distinguishing between delay and disruption

               • Identifying float sequestration

               • Calendar considerations

               • The right to finish early vs. early completion claims

               • Importance, use and ownership of float

               • Identifying Owner and Third Party impacts to the construction schedule

               • How to calculate project delay

               • Understanding non-excusable, excusable, compensable and concurrent delays

               • Standards of proof for time extension requests

               • How to calculate delay damages

               • Enforcement of liquidated damages & bonus clauses

               • Guidelines for handling scheduling defaults



Part 3: Construction Law and Contract Administration

    Understanding the law and properly administering the contractual  relationships eliminates many of the misconceptions that often lead to  costly legal disputes. More importantly this coherent understanding  provides a clear picture about the duties, responsibilities and  obligations of each the parties

involved.  This enhances the ability to negotiate and resolve differences without  incurring expensive legal fees and prevents projects from becoming  bogged down in costly legal disputes.



               • Important principles of contract law

               • Implicit warranties in commercial construction

               • General principles of construction law

               • Risk management and allocation in contracts

               • Enforceability of contractual provisions

               • Sub-contract flow up & flow down clauses

               • Owners, designers, contractors roles & responsibilities

               • Professional standard of care & liability issues

               • Duty of care and fiduciary responsibilities

               • Critical contract provisions

               • Public bidding rules & regulations

               • Bid bonds, payment bonds & performance bonds

               • Legal framework of public contracts

               • Implicit and express warranties

               • Construction claims duties & responsibilities

               • Construction law & scheduling issues

               • Delays, disruptions & suspensions of work

               • Liquidated damages & bonus clauses

               • Termination for convenience vs. termination for default

               • Construction patent & latent defects

               • Home office overhead application & calculation

               • Dispute prevention & resolution strategies


Part 4: Construction Negotiation

    Effective negotiation skills are a tremendous asset to any successful  executive. They are especially significant for construction executives  who are continuously involved in managing and administering complex  contractual relationships involving substantial amounts of money. Many  individuals often fail in negotiation not because they are unable to get  an agreement, but because they fail to identify their primary  underlying interests and find additional ways to create and claim value.

    This course is intended to enhance and develop construction executive  negotiation skills. It focuses on critical techniques that are essential  for negotiating well.  Both novice and veteran negotiators will find  the frameworks, concepts, and application of theory provided by the  class useful.

    Negotiation can diffuse conflicts, resolve disputes and save valuable  time and large sums of money. In addition, it is a powerful tool for  employee motivation, team building and project management.

    This course utilizes a direct hands-on learning approach to the  negotiation process. Using a variety of structured activities and group  exercises, course participants will be actively involved in developing  their personal negotiating skills and styles.



               • Influencing the behavior of the other side

               • Focusing on problems and not on personalities

               • Understanding and identifying issues, interests and positions

               • Developing effective negotiation strategies and tactics

               • What do with “surprises” that pop up during negotiations

               • Understanding your BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement) and how to use it

               • How to deal with last minute changes to a deal

               • Identifying and dealing with ill will a

               • Understanding critical human factors and their impact on the negotiation process

               • What to do when negotiations break down

               • How to respond to tricks and ploys



Part 5: High Impact Leadership for Construction Managers

    Effective leadership is the ability to consistently deliver projects on  schedule, within budget; while building and marinating productive  working relationships in the process.

    Excellence in construction management is the result of a unique  combination of personal skills and technical abilities. It requires a  coherent understanding of project scope, construction methods,  management systems and effective project tracking and reporting  procedures