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Successful Project Delivery and Close-Out

Date: 21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Course ID: ADDQ018/2017
Duration: 5 Days
Fee US $: 3200 US$
Venue: Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia

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.

Objectives:

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.

Who should attend:

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

Daily Outlines:

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.



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.



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







DAY 3:



Damages for Delay in Construction Projects – Whether to Liquidate or Leave Damages Unliquidated, Assessment & Proof of Damages for Delay, Relative Merits of Liquidated vs. Unliquidated Damages, How to Liquidate the Right Sum; Counterclaims against the Contractor – Set-Off Claims by Employer, Liquidated Damage Claims by Employer, Claims by Employer Arising from Defective Materials & Workmanship, Claims by Sub-Contractors for Money Arising from Delay & Disruption Caused by Contractor under Contract; 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.



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:



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.



Mediation – Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Needed by Mediators, Mediation Process Overview, The Five Tasks in Mediation, Caucusing, Anticipating and Resolving Impasses; Arbitration – Features, Institutional and Ad Hoc, Domestic and International, Law of Arbitration and Rules of Arbitration, Various Stages in Arbitration; Litigation – Applicable Laws, Legal Requirements and Procedures, Expert Witnesses, Conclusion.





Training Method:

o Live group instruction

o Use of real-world examples, case studies and exercises

o Interactive participation and discussion

o PowerPoint presentation, LCD and flip chart

o Self-test and group activities

o Each participant receives a binder containing a copy of the presentation slides and handouts



Program Support:

This program is supported by interactive discussions and case studies to highlight the techniques available to the participants.

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