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CEM-801 Construction Project Administration
Campus SCEE (NIT)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Construction Project Administration
Course Code CEM-801
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives Course Objectives:     To teach best practices in project administration; from understanding the contract and its implications to meeting facilitation and field inspections, paperwork completion and reporting, to accessing and interpreting documentation helpful to a projects success.

Course Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Describe the critical elements of pre-construction operations
  • Explain critical inputs to the process for construction planning and scheduling.
  • Monitor work progress
  • Diagram the elementary work activities given for the job
  • Track time duration information for activity completion
  • Outline a logical order in which given work items must be done
  • Compare variations in type and elements of basic construction contracts
  • Describe standard procedures for quality control in materials and workmanship
  • Describe standard procedures for handling changes, claims and disputes
  • Administer standard documents and procedures for construction project closeout
  • Explain the documents required to recommend/allocate the final phase of payment and waiver of liens
Detail Content
  1. The construction industry.
  2. Projects and professional construction management.
  3. Project manager and project organization.
  4. Value engineering. The value concept.
  5. Budgeting. Feasibility analysis.
  6. Project planning. Project plan elements.
  7. Bidding for construction projects.
  8. Construction resource mobilization.
  9. Manpower planning and personnel management.
  10. Materials management. Materials requirement planning.
  11. Communication and project management information systems.
  12. Project control. The planning-monitoring-control cycle.
  13. Project evaluation, auditing and termination. Purposes of evaluation.
  14. Health and safety in construction.
  15. Productivity issues in construction.
  16. Quality issues in construction.
  17. Contract law and construction contracts.
  18. Construction claims.
  19. Construction insurance.
  20. International contracting.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Fellows, R. Langford, D. Newcombe, R. and Urry, S. (2002). Construction Management in Practice. Blackwell Science Ltd.
  2. Levy, M. Sidney. (2000). Project Management in Construction. McGraw-Hill.
  3. Hendrickson C. and Tung Au (1989). Project Management for Construction. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
  4. Frisk, E. R., (1988). Construction Project Administration. Wiley.
  5. Dunham C. W. and Young R. D. (1986). Contracts, Specification and Law for Engineers. McGraw-Hill.
  6. Roy Plicher (1992). Principle of Construction Management. McGraw-Hill.
  7. Oberlender, D. Garold. (1993). Project Management for Engineering and Construction. McGraw-Hill.
  8. PMI. (2000). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project Management Institute, USA.
  9. Kerzner, Harold (2000). Project Management: A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Lec. Shahnila Gul
MSc, Kingston University, UK
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Specialty: Construction Engg & Management