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Construction Site, Cost and Risk Management (ECCM Workshops 1, 2, 3) – Certified Program

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Date: 10 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
Course ID: 376/2017
Duration: 19 Days
Fee US $: 7950 US$
Venue: Barcelona / Spain
Category: Construction Management, Contract, Tendering, Budgeting & Estimating, Engineering and Construction Contract Management Certificate Program ECCM

Introduction:

Week One:

Introduction:

This workshop focuses on practical solutions for today’s construction problems. Actual case examples are discussed, explaining contract performance, how to resolve construction disputes, prepare for a litigation case, and the bidding process. The workshop also covers legal issues, from contract formation to the final payment, and is designed to assist construction professionals and their lawyers in day-to-day construction activities. The emphasis is on using the civil law code as the legal framework of the contract.

Week Two:

Introduction:

This workshop provides the construction professional with a detailed understanding of scheduling project activities, along with identifying the critical activities and critical path. It also covers resource management, resource leveling and allocation as essential elements in controlling project costs and establishing the resources needed. In addition, it provides a basis for the many areas of estimating that construction professionals may face. Other methods of cost control, such as value engineering and earned value, will also be discussed

Week three:

Introduction:

This 5-day workshop systematically covers the subjects vital to training competent contract and field administrators to manage time, cost, documentation and disputes. It focuses on the legal, technical and personal responsibilities involved in observation, supervision and coordination of on-site construction. It increases knowledge of construction practices and control techniques and develops skills in management, contract administration, decision-making and, finally, contract close-out – all essential in administering the contract.

Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to enhance the awareness of construction professionals regarding their rights, responsibilities and legal liabilities and the methods of managing risk to achieve their project objectives. The workshop will also give a broad overview of legal problems encountered in the industry. It will provide comprehensive instruction on key issues which contracting authorities and contractors need to focus their attention, from early planning to contract tendering and award, with emphasis on the applicable law.

The aim of this workshop is to explain the techniques for scheduling a project, establishing time-cost relationships, resource management methods, different types of cost estimates, and expanding one’s cost-estimating skills. Practical examples will be given to increase familiarity with the various methods and their components, with the goal of preparing cost estimates and project schedules as accurately as possible.

This practical workshop will teach you how to identify management responsibilities, develop your communication skills, learn effective administrative responsibilities, understand legal requirements, structure effective record-keeping methods, and promote good organizational and contract close-out procedures.

Who should attend:

This workshop will benefit contractors, sub-contractors, building design engineers, civil engineers, employers, developers, contract managers, project managers, consultants, specification-writers, government employees, public-sector employees, buyers of construction, owners, contract administrators, specification writers, officers of project management firms and construction management firms, officials of government agencies responsible for bid calls, architects, bond and insurance providers.

Daily Outlines:

Week One:

DAY 1:

Managing Construction Risks – Project Life Cycle, Reviewing the Fundamentals of Project Risk Management, Risk Identification and Classification, Risk Priorities, Risk Allocation, Contractual Risk Allocation, Reducing Risk when Selecting Construction Projects, Contractual Risk Management, Case Study.



DAY 2:

Legal Aspects of Construction Contracts – The Law of the Contract: Civil Law, Common Law, Administrative Law – Basic Contract Law, Basic Principles: Mandatory and Complementary Rules in Civil Law, Elements of Contracts, Sources of Obligation under Civil Law, Enforceability of Contracts, Principles of Interpretation, Damages, Force Majeure, Unforeseen Conditions, Assignment of Rights, Redemption of Breach, Limitation Period, Warranties, Notice Requirements, Case Study.



DAY 3:

Parties’ Obligations – Types of Relationship with the Employer: Contractor, Agent and Employee, General and Particular Conditions, Obligations of the Parties: Contractor, Designer, Employer, Contract Manager, Role of the Engineer in Construction Contracts, Change Clauses, Time is of the Essence, Case Study.





DAY 4:

Preparing Construction Documents – Project Manual Concept, Forms of Agreement, Conditions of Contract, Master, Section and Page Format Overview, Methods of Specification, Specification Writing, Substitutions and Submittals; General Aspects of Tendering, Bidding and Awarding – Ads for Bids, Pre-Qualification, Value Engineering, Constructability Review, The Decision to Bid, Plan Deposit, Bidding Period, Accuracy of the Bidding Information, Addendum, Bid Form, Modifying and Withdrawing Bids, The Award.



DAY 5:

Selecting Contracting Strategies and Procurement Methods – Standard Forms, Stipulated Price Contracts, Unit Price Contracts, Cost-Plus-A-Fee Contracts, Design-Build Contracts, Construction Management Contracts, Selecting an Appropriate Form of Procurement to Minimize Disputes, Designing a Dispute Resolution System; Bonding and Insurance Requirements – Award Considerations – Importance of Pre-Award Meeting, Employer-Supplied Materials, Equipment and Services, Bid Bonds, Conclusion.









Week Two:



DAY 1:

The Art of Planning, Fundamentals of Project Time Management, Establishing the Project and Work Breakdown Structure, Developing the Schedule, Project Network Logic, Arrow Diagrams and Precedence Diagrams, Time Analysis, Critical Path and Floats, Bar Charts, Case Study.



DAY 2:

Resource Planning, Leveling and Allocation, Time-Cost Relationships, Project Compression and Acceleration, Project Controlling and Monitoring; Case Study.



DAY 3:

The Cost Management Process in Planning and Design, Introduction to Project Budgeting and Concept Estimating, Budget Estimating Approaches, The Parametric Systems Budget Estimate, Concept Design Estimating Approaches, Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Value Engineering (VE); Case Study.



DAY 4:

Introduction to Estimating, Types of Estimates, Preliminary Estimates/Parametric Estimates, Final Estimates, Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, Cash Flow Analysis; Case Study.



DAY 5:

Effective Cost and Time Control – Payments and Payment Certificates, Monitoring Job Progress and Scheduling Requirements, Procedures for Progress and Cost Control, Earned Value and Project Control, Monthly Status Reports, Case Study, Conclusion.



Week three:



Program Outline:

DAY 1:



Project Documentation and Control Systems – Contract Administration in the Field, Roles of the Parties, Legal and Contractual Roles, Pre-Construction Activities, Keeping Good Records, Definition of a Record, Hierarchy of Records, Types of Records, The Record as a Constructive Tool in Disputes, Construction Documents as Pivotal Communication Records and Tools, Keeping Conference and Meeting Records, The Documentation Process, Case Study.



DAY 2:

Communications Among the Participants during the Construction Phase – Basis for all Communication, The ‘Chain of Command’, the Formal vs. the Informal, the Implied vs. the Explicit, When Not to Communicate, Extent of Distribution, Other Means of Communicating, Establishing a Responsibility Matrix, Case Study.



DAY 3:

Organization of Field Administrator’s Record System and Project Control – Designing the Record Forms: Essential Elements – Lean and Effective, Processing the Form, Standard Pre-printed Forms: What is Available, Sources, Application of Forms for Specific Uses, On-Site Coordination Meetings and Communication, Monitoring Progress and Schedules, Payment Certificates and Cost Control, Case Study.









DAY 4:

Dispute and Claim Causes and Their Impact – Suspension of Work, Re-sequencing of Work, Variation Orders, Variations in Estimated Quantities, Differing Site Conditions, Defective Specifications and Drawings, Acceleration of the Work, Force Majeure, Termination for Convenience, Termination for Default and Re-procurement, Case Study.



DAY 5:

Claim and Dispute Management and Prevention; Substantial Completion and Project Hand-Over – Commissioning and Handing Over, Substantial Completion, Preparation of Punch List, Starting of Systems, Conclusion.

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