Professional Diploma in Engineering Construction Management

90 hours


UAE, Jordan, Online Training

Modern civil engineering professional often require an extensive understanding of construction management due to strategic benefits. It can bring to both individuals and project teams. As the industry becomes more competitive, organizations and their clients are increasingly demanding the combined time, cost and quality assurance that good project management practice provides.

This program will support you to gain the required skills to achieve such goals.

Diploma Modules

  • Module 1:  Project Management Professional
  • Module 2: Construction Safety Management
  • Module 3: Construction Cost Analysis & Estimating
  • Module 4: Construction Contract Management
  • Module 5: Organizational Behavior

Who should attend?

This professional diploma is developed for Engineers from different disciplines & Project Managers in Construction


Module 1:  Project Management Professional 

This module provides an overview of the project environment, life-cycle and organization. It provides detailed coverage of the ten knowledge areas defined in the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition:

  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Integration Management

 Module 2: Construction Safety Management

Various aspects of construction areas and the necessary design and safety techniques are discussed along with building a corporate culture of zero accidents, planning for high project safety performance, establishing accountability for safety, and maintaining a safety communication network. Safety agendas contained within the Total Quality Management Process and the Partnering Process are discussed using actual job case studies.

  • How Safety saves lives and money
    • The Direct Cost Savings
    • The Benefits of Safe Jobs
  • The Role of the chief executive
    • Building a Culture of Zero Accidents
    • Managing Staff Support for Safety
    • Summary of Action Steps for Chief Executives
  • The Job-Site Manager
    • Setting Priorities on the Job
    • People-Building
    • Orienting New Workers
    • Summary of Action Steps for Job-Site Managers
  • The Foreman
    • Working with Crews
    • Foreman Training
  • The Safety Professional
    • Responsibility for Safety
    • Measuring Safety Performance
    • Finding the Best Fit
  • Buying Safe Construction
    • Selecting Safe Contractors and Subcontractors
    • Managing Safety with Multiple Prime Contractors
  • New Development in Construction Safety Management
    • New Ways to Work Together and the New OSHA Law
  • Case Studies & Examples

 Module 3: Construction Cost Analysis & Estimating 

This course provides the construction-orientated professional with the analysis tools and methodology to organize and prepare an accurate construction estimate. Topics include development of productivity data, analysis, and applications of historical data, break-even and cost-to-complete analysis and the study and analysis of job cost reporting systems as they relate to the construction estimate. Estimating methods and systems will be discussed, along with field trips and practical case studies

  • Cost Estimating
    • The cost estimating process
    • Types of costs:
      • Project Cost: Direct and indirect costs
      • Production Cost: Variable and fixed costs
      • Material, labor, equipment, and overhead costs
    • Type of construction cost estimates: design, bid, and control estimates
    • Approaches to cost estimation: parametric, production function, empirical cost, inference, and unit cost
    • Historical cost data
    • Effects of scale on construction cost
    • Cost Indices and their applications to estimating
    • Learning curve: time and cost implications
    • Allowance for cost escalation and contingencies
  • Cost Budgeting and Time-Cost Relationship
    • Crashing the project duration.
    • Time/Cost Analysis
    • The S-Curve.
    • Generating cash flow diagrams and developing project budget and financing requirements.
    • Understanding time-cost relationship and trade-offs.
    • Measuring progress
    • Cost Accounting and Cost Control (Earned Value Analysis
    • Earned value analysis – BCWS, BCWP, and ACWP; and Variances.
    • Financial Accounting:
      • General Acceptable Accounting principles
      • Financial Position – balance sheet (Assets = Liabilities + Equities)
      • Construction Accounts and Transaction – Accrual Vs. Cash Basis
    • Construction Contracts Revenues and Expenses: Completed Contract versus Percentage of Completion methods with different Measures of Progress.
    • Cost Schedule Variance
    • Examples and case studies

 Module 4: Construction Contract Management

This course deals with and discusses in detail the complex set of relationships that are involved when a construction project is undertaken. The course also reviews these relationships and how they interact with the planning, administration, start-up, and completion of the project. Risk in the construction project is discussed as it relates to the management and successful completion of the project, while also reviewing the legal relationships that can evolve during the project duration

  • Introduction to Contract Management
  • Contract Time Management
    • Developing a network model
    • Determining activity duration
    • Project monitoring and control
    • PERT & Arrow diagrams 
  • Contract Cost Management
    • Resource planning
    • Cost estimating  & Cost budgeting
    • Cost control
    • Cash flow
    • Time/cost trade-offs
  • Contractual Management
    • Basic elements of contracts
    • Common mistakes in bidding
    • Public bidding specifics
    • Liens and Bonds
    • Insurance mechanisms
    • Extra work and changes
    • Failures and defects
    • Time in contract provisions
    • Critical Path Method in Dispute Resolution and Litigation
    • Types of contracts
    • Risk management
    • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
    • Claim Identification and Preservation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
      • Contractual provisions
      • Roles of the parties and project team members
      • Use of experts
    • Proposal-contractual interaction

 Module 5: Organizational Behavior

  • Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Understanding People & Their Behavior
  • Ethics & Values
  • Power & Influence in Organizations
  • Relationships & Social Networks
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Management & Negotiation
  • Leading & Managing Teams
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Channel
  • Fairness & Justice
  • Diversity & Culture
  • The Virtual Workplace
  • Structure and Organizational Behavior
  • Life, Learning & Personal Development

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