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 Short Courses

Effective Co​nstruction Management
Who should attend: 
This course is intended for engineers in private or government organizations who are involved in the management of construction. Participants should be proficient in English and have a degree in Engineering or Architecture. 
 
Course Description: 
The objective of the course is to give an overview of basic construction management techniques and principles to practicing engineers.
  
​Project Planning & Scheduling
​Who should attend: 
This course is intended for engineers in private or government organizations whose job duties involve development, review, or approval of project schedules. Participants should be proficient and should have a college degree in an engineering discipline 
 
Course Description: 
The course objective is to expose participants to the most widely used planning and scheduling techniques. The course will cover the Bar Chart, Critical Path Method (CPM), and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). Although computer applicants will be covered, the emphasis in this course will be on the annual approach. The course will be a combination of lectures and workshops (Problems sessions).​ 
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Project Life Cycle Costing
Who should attend:
Engineering Managers, Industrial Engineers, Cost Engineers, Economists, Real Estate Developers and Construction Engineers. Prerequisite a college degree in Engineering, Business, Architecture or related areas. 
 
Course Description: 
Life Cycle Costing Approach, Cash Flow Diagrams, Interest Factors and their use, Multiple Interest Factors, Present Worth Method, Equivalent Annual Cost Method, Rate of Return Method, Depreciation, Replacement Theory, Breakeven Analysis, Computer Applications, Problems of Application of Life Cycle Costing.
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Behavior-Based Safety Management
​Who should attend: 
The participants who will benefit from the course are General contractors, Managers, Architects/Engineers, and Government officials whose professional work requires a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of safety, particularly those relative to Management and Engineering. 
 
Course Description: 
The purpose of this course is to explain how to manage safety and show that safety can be approached by strategy, which draws from behavioral science. The course will describe how behavioral science is being used in both safety and none safety fields. The following topics will be covered: 
Building Safety Behavior - Building a Safe Environment Building Working Relationship - SBO - Safety by Objective - Accident Cost Analysis - Safety Program Management - Role of the Chief Exec. in Safety - The Role of the Job-Site Manager in Safety - The Role of the Foreman in Safety -Accident Investigation - Accident Prevention Process - Measuring Safety Performance.
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Construction Cost Analysis & Estimates
​Who should attend: 
Estimators, Schedulers, Architects, Construction Managers, Cost Engineers in both private and government sectors. Prerequisite is a college degree in Engineering, Architecture or related areas. 
 
Course Description:
Estimation Process, Preliminary estimating, Life cycle costing, Detailedestimating, Value Engineering, Computerized Estimating and Construction Cost indices.
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Managing Maintenance Operations (with Computer Examples) 
Who should attend:
Maintenance engineers, managers, technical staff, and supervising engineers.
 
Course Description:
Present concepts of maintenance management with examples from computer.
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Quality Management in Construction Industry
​Who should attend:
Managers and engineers in the construction industry in private and public sectors. They can be from clients, engineering offices, contractor firms or suppliers. 
 
Course Description:
The course intends to introduce the concept of quality management in construction. The course will cover various issues related to the topic of quality such as quality concept and terminology; quality system for design, procurement and construction; quality audits; quality documentation; QA/QC and TQM aspects; statistical quality control; and the role of contracts, standards and specifications in quality management. The systematic approach will be followed in teaching the course material using samples and case studies whenever possible.
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Introduction to Cost Engineering (PMT 103)
Who should attend:
Closed Short course for Saudi Aramco engineers and/or employees of Saudi Aramco Contractors at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) premises in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
 
Course Description:
Upon completion of this introductory course, the participant will be able to manage Saudi Aramco basic cost engineering activities on Capital Projects. Detailed topics covered are listed below: Saudi Aramco Cost Engineering, Project Planning, Contracting Process, Commitment and Forecasting, Expenditure and Project Status Reporting, Project Closeout and Final Cost Report.
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