The course is presented in five, four-hour sessions. Zoom links for each session will be provided. All sessions will be recorded. A link to the cloud-based recording will be provided after the conclusion of each half-day session.
Dates of course: Nov 7, 9, 14, 16, 18
This course will build on the General or Introduction to Project Management Course by focusing on the Construction Phase. The basic concept of the triple constraints of scope, schedule, and budget will be clarified for projects subject to regulations and procedures of the funding agency, often the FHWA. These regulations and procedures result in milestones and approvals that constrain the schedule. The course will follow the usual project management sequence of initiation, planning, executing and closing and will combine lectures, ADOT experts, and student in-class activities.
The course, which will be presented in five, four-hour sessions will cover: relations to preconstruction, project delivery systems, contracting methods, pre- and post-bid activities, partnering, submittals, the change order process, costs and project controls, claims avoidance and disputes, scheduling, human resources and communications, risks and responsibilities, public involvement, and project records and closeout. Class activities include negotiations, changes, and communications.
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Main themes are:
Communications / Negotiation
Submittals/records/tools for submittals/reporting/AASHTOWare
Disputes/claims/claims avoidance (speaker from AG office)/exercise/conflict resolution
Scheduling/contractor schedule review (exercise)/contract time extension exercise (Differing site conditions)/LSM
Risk/liability/risk involved in stopping contractor