Advanced Construction Management

Advanced Construction Management

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year on public and private construction projects in the United States. The practice of construction management has evolved into a complex interdisciplinary process. Construction project management is no longer merely limited to an understanding of materials technology, building systems, construction methods, architectural design, environmental and structural engineering. It requires an ongoing awareness of governmental regulations, administrative procedures, cost management systems, contractual interpretations, construction case law and risk management approaches.

This course is designed to develop project leadership and analytical skills of experienced construction managers. It examines some of the recent rulings and developments in construction law, reviews some of the current techniques and approaches involved in analyzing schedules and delays and discusses some of the effective alternatives employed in managing project risks and costs.

 

Course Topics Include:

  • State of the art tools & techniques in construction management
  • Important legal rulings and recent case law
  • Designing & implementing dispute management systems
  • Approaches & techniques for project cost controls
  • Evaluating bonding & insurance alternatives for your project
  • Delay and inefficiency claims analysis
  • Conducting & evaluating project trend analysis
  • Utilizing project performance scorecards
  • Effective leadership principles in construction management
  • Measuring & evaluating construction productivity
  • Calculating productivity and inefficiency damages in construction
  • Eichleay formula: accepted, criticized and modified
  • Construction observation: How much is enough?
  • Liquidated damages and bonus clauses