This practical five-day workshop demonstrates, through real example and a review of project management techniques and delivery systems, that it is possible to achieve your project objectives and also minimize risks and disputes that can cause cost overruns, completion delays and lower quality of work. The workshop focuses on the various contract participants’ roles and responsibilities during the project life cycle, from concept (need definition) to completion (project handover).


The course aims to increase your knowledge of construction practices & control techniques, develop your skills in management, contract field administration & decision-making through analyzing potential risks before the start of the project, developing the necessary manage- ment systems to deal with them, & establishing the project delivery system to use on site from construction start-up until project handover. Also, how to avoid or manage problems and claims, and how to promote good organizational and contract close-out procedures.

Who should attend:

This course will benefit field administrators-in-training; field representatives of engineers, contractors, owners, architects, and government agencies; construction inspectors; construction managers and project managers; design and construction professionals, and others responsible for effective field administration in building construction.

Daily Outlines:

DAY 1:

  • Contracting Process & Risk Management Throughout the Project Life Cycle
  • Project Life Cycle from Needs Definition to Project Handover
  • Examining Different Types of Project Risk Elements
  • How to Analyze & Manage Them
  • Reviewing the Fundamentals of Project Risk Management
  • Risk Identification & Classification
  • Risk Priorities
  • Contractual Risk Allocation & Management
  • Case Study I: Risk Management & Allocation between Parties for Effective Project Management; Project Delivery Systems & Organization 
  • Roles of the Parties.

DAY 2:

  • Review of Risk Allocation
  • Fixed Unit Price
  • Lump Sum
  • Cost-Plus-A-Fee Contracts and Project Management Delivery Systems
  • Case Study II: Responsibility Matrix
  • Construction Phase 
  • Contract Administration In The Field
  • Roles of the Parties
  • Contractual Roles
  • Pre-Construction Activities
  • Start-Up Meeting
  • Project Documentation & Control Systems
  • Hierarchy of Records
  • Definition of a Record
  • Types of Records
  • The Record as a Constructive Tool in Dispute Prevention
  • Construction Documents as Pivotal Communication Records.

DAY 3:

  • Keeping Conference and Meeting Records
  • The Documentation Process
  • Case Study III: Designing Forms
  • Scheduling and Tracking Work Progress 
  • Scheduling Techniques and Project Planning
  • Developing the Schedule
  • Project Network Logic
  • Arrow Diagram and Precedence Diagram
  • Time Analysis
  • Critical Path and Floats
  • Bar Chart
  • Resource Planning
  • Leveling & Allocation
  • Time-Cost Relationships
  • Project Compression & Acceleration
  • Project Control & Monitoring. 
  • Case Study IV: Scheduling, Project Compression & Acceleration.

DAY 4:

  • Changes/Extras, Dispute & Claim Causes & Their Prevention 
  • Suspension of work
  • Re-sequencing of work
  • Variation Orders
  • Variations in Estimated Quantities
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Defective Specs & Drawings
  • Sources of Change
  • Impact of Changes
  • Change Evaluation
  • Dispute & Claim Management & Prevention. 
  • Case Study V:
  • Project Documentation, Design a Dispute Management System. Effective Project Control – Payments & Payment Certificates, Monitoring Job Progress and Scheduling Requirements.

DAY 5:

  • Procedures for Progress and Cost Control
  • Earned Value, Monthly Status Reports
  • Delays and Acceleration 
  • Time is of the Essence
  • Significance of Owner’s Schedule
  • How much freedom do contractors have in scheduling their work? 
  • Who is responsible for delays & delay costs? 
  • Acceleration Factor
  • Principle of Mitigating Damages
  • Case Study VI: Delay Analysis; Substantial Completion and Project Hand-Over; Commissioning and Handing-Over, Substantial Completion, Preparation of Punch List, Starting of Systems, Conclusion.

Projacs International is the largest Pan-Arab project management firm boasting 21 offices in 21 major cities in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Established in 1984, They have over 600 professional staff offering customized services to a variety of clients in the public and private sectors. Projacs helps its clients achieve great visions by successfully delivering hundreds of projects across 24 countries.

Projacs offers specialized services and leadership in a persity of projects from government buildings to utility plants. Other project types include residential and commercial developments, educational facilities, hotels and resorts, sports centers, airports, oil and gas plants, car assembly plants, infrastructure and highways, healthcare facilities, retail developments, and palaces and private homes.

They work directly with owners, developers, hotel operators, tenants, educational institutions, hospital operators, financial institutions, funding organizations, project managers, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

Projacs - combining the latest services with a proven track record for success.

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