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Construction Administration for Engineers

INSTRUCTOR: Wayne D. Reynolds, P.E., M.ASCE

Course Length: 13 Hours

Purpose and Background

This course is aimed at not only resident project representatives on construction projects, but also project managers, contract administrators, architects, engineers, owners, and supervisory and field management personnel. The focus is on the resident project representative and his interaction with all these parties and the problems they encounter and must resolve. The course analyzes the construction process to include project delivery systems, documentation, responsibilities, authorities, specifications, preconstruction operations, scheduling, construction operations, risk allocation, and information technology. You will learn procedures and contract specification language that help minimize disputes and avoid claims.

Course Outline
  • Project Delivery Systems
  • Partnering
  • Responsibility and Authority
  • On Site Responsibilities
  • Records and Reports: Documentation
  • Using Specifications for Contract Administration
  • Construction Laws and Public Contracts
  • Construction Safety
  • Preconstruction Operations
  • Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Operations
  • Measurement for Payment
  • Construction Materials andWorkmanship
  • Changes and Extra Work
  • Risk Allocation
  • Claims and Disputes: Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Project Closeout and Lien Protection

Seminar Benefits

  • Find out how to apply proven administrative principles and techniques to improve control of your construction projects from preconstruction through project closeout
  • Discover the importance of accurate record keeping
  • Learn how to keep construction projects on schedule and within budget
  • Avoid claims through effective communication
  • Minimize exposure to risk
  • Effectively supervise projects in the field
  • Find out how information technology can be used to achieve the above benefits

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify two procedures for effectively controlling projects
  • Identify two contract clauses that assure a quality project
  • Identify two techniques for completing projects in a timely manner
  • Identify two methods that minimize risk exposure for project participants
  • Identify two practices that provide claims protection for project participants

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Achievement of the stated objectives will be confirmed by successful completion of a post test.

Intended Audience

This seminar is aimed primarily at observers (inspectors), resident project representatives (resident engineers), and project managers, but is also applicable to contract administrators, architects, engineers, owners, supervisory personnel, and field management personnel, all members of a construction project team whose actions affect each other. The focus is on the interaction between them and how, together, they can resolve the problems they encounter.