KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS

Construction Engineering and Management Department

 

 Course:        CEM 520, Construction Contracting and Administration

 Instructor:    Dr. Soliman Almohawis  

Office:  19/326 

Phone:  860 3212

E-mail: soliman@kfupm.edu.sa

Office Hours:

      or by appointment

                                    

Textbooks :

Fisk, E. Construction Project Administration, 3rd Ed. New York: Wiley, 1988.

Ministry of Finance and National Economy. Labor and Workmen Law, 3rd Ed. Riyadh: Government Security Press, 1401 H.

Ministry of Finance and National Economy. Government Procurement Regulation. Makkah : Government Press, 1400 H.

Course Description :

This course covers major contracting and administrative aspects encountered in construction projects including those listed in the attached syllabus. Special considerations will be given to the related Saudi regulatory and administrative practices.

Course Objectives :

Students enrolled in this course are expected to achieve two main objectives :

1.   A clear understanding of the issues and concepts presented throughout this course. Attainment of this objective will be measured by three exams.

2.   Improving student's research and communication skills. To achieve this objective, each student is required to:

a.   Participate fully in class discussions.

b.   Present orally a professional journal article to the class (see handout)

c.   Write a research paper on a topic relevant to construction contracting and administration (see handout).

Performance Evaluation : The student's performance in this course will be evaluated as follows:

1.   Class discussion and article presentation             10%

2.   Research paper                                                        25%

3.   Two midterm exams (20% each)                            40%

4.   Final exam                                                                 25%

 

SYLLABUS

Meeting#

Topic

Reading

1.

Introduction to the Seminar

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2.

Basic characteristics of the construction industry

Chapters 1

3.

Design and construction processes

Chapter 2

4.

Construction Organization

Chapter 2

5.

Role of inspectors

Chapter 2

6.

Resident inspection office

Chapter 3

7.

Project documentation

Chapter 4

8.

Contract documents (an overview)

Chapter 5

9,10

11

Specifications and contract administration

Chapter 6

Exam 1                                          

 

12, 13

Administering preconstruction operations

Chapter 11

14.

Administering construction operations

Chapter 14

15,16

Work measurement and progress payments

Chapter 16

18.

Control of material and workmanship

Chapters17

19.

Exam 2    

 

20,21.

Claims and disputes

Chapter 19

22,23.

Meetings and negotiation

Chapter  9

24.

Project closeout

Chapter 20

25.

Labor Law

Labor & Workmen Law

26-29.

Paper presentations                                              

 

30.

Course evaluation and review