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CE-898 Contract Management
Campus SCEE (NIT)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Contract Management
Course Code CE-898
Credit Hours 3
Pre-Requisutes
Course Objectives Course Objectives:     To give course participants a broad introduction to the subject of contract management to manage contractual issues at construction sites. To acquaint the course participants comprehensively and at considerable depth with construction contract management by using up-to-date literature and research on this highly interesting, challenging, and increasingly important field. To motivate the CM participants to apply their acquired knowledge to construction projects of different types and levels of complexity which they will be directly or indirectly involved in and to help them undertake their projects systematically and more effectively and efficiently. To show that construction management has, over the past five decades, evolved into a very substantive body of knowledge and that a good understanding of contract management is crucial for managing a construction project. To improve networking between the CM participants and to encourage them to share in and outside class their personal experiences of contractual issues related to projects.

Course Outcomes:
  • The course participants will be able to manage contractual issues at construction sites.
  • The CM participants will be able to apply their acquired knowledge to construction projects of different types and levels of complexity which they will be directly or indirectly involved in and they will be able to undertake their projects systematically and more effectively and efficiently.
Detail Content
  1. Introduction
    1. What is Contract Management?
    2. Contract Management Functions – Service delivery management, Relationship management, Contract Administration
  2. Procurement Methods
    1. Bid Method: Enlistment or registration of contractors, prequalification of contractors, types of tenders, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) bidding documents, opening of tenders, scrutiny of tenders, tenders evaluation.
    2. Negotiated Method
  3. Contracts for Construction
    1. Types of Construction Contracts: Lump-Sum Contracts, Unit-Price Contracts, Cost-Plus-Fee Contracts, Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract
    2. Contractual relationships
    3. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) contract documents
    4. Pakistan Standard Conditions of Contracts
    5. Special Conditions of Contracts
  4. Contracting Methods
    1. Design-Build
    2. Design-Build-Operate
  5. Contract Disputes
    1. Reasons of Contract Disputes
    2. Clauses of Contract to Prevent Disputes
  6. Dispute Resolution
    1. Methods of Dispute Resolution
    2. Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Boards
  7. Contract Surety Bonds (Guarantees)
    1. Bid Bonds
    2. Performance Bonds
    3. Payment Bonds
  8. Contractor Insurance
    1. Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    2. General Liability Insurance
    3. Equipment Insurance
  9. International Contracting
    1. International Contracting
    2. Joint Ventures
Text/Ref Books
  1. Levy, S. M. (2000) Project Management in Construction. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Inc., N. J., USA
  2. Hinze, Jimmie (2000) Construction Contracts. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill
  3. Clough, R. H., Sears, G. A. and Sears, S. K. (2005). Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company. Seventh Edition. Wiley.
  4. Murdoch, J. and Hughes, W. (2008). Construction Contracts: Law and Management. 4th Edition. Taylor and Francis.
  5. Uher, T. E. and Davenport, P. (2010). Fundamentals of Building Contract Management. University of New South Wales Press
  6. Pilcher, R. (1992) Principles of Construction Management. McGraw-Hill Inc., N. Y., USA
  7. Schexnayder, C. J. and Mayo, R. E. (2003) Construction Management Fundamentals. International Edition. McGraw-Hill.
  8. Oberlender, G. D. Project Management for engineering and construction. McGraw-Hill Inc., N. Y., USA
  9. Sharma, S. C. (2008) Construction Engineering and Management. First Edition. Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, India
  10. Shrivastava, U. K. (2008) Construction Planning and Management. Revised Edition. Galgotia Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Hamza Farooq Gabriel
PHD, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Specialty: W.R/A Hydrology