KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT DPT.

 

Course:  CEM 520, Construction Contracting.

 

InstructorDr Soliman Almohawis          Office: 19/326

                                                                 Phone: 860 3212               

                                                                 E-Mail: soliman@kfupm.edu.sa

                                                                 Webpage: www.faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/cem/soliman

Office Hours: Sat & Mon 4-5 PM

                      or by appointment.

                            

Textbook:

Edward Fisk & Wayne Reynolds, Construction Project Administration, 9th Edition, Wiley. 2009. (publisherís resource: www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=0135000076.

It is extremely important to read the assigned material in the textbook and other assigned references.

Course Description:

This course covers major contracting and administrative aspects encountered in construction projects, including those listed in the attached syllabus and detailed course content. 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 the 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 (refer to handout).

c.     Write a research paper on a topic relevant to construction contracting and administration (refer to 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%

 

Please note a DN grade will be given to students with 6 or more unexcused absences.

 

Useful links to relevant organizations:

American Society of Civil Engineers www.asce.org

American Institute of Architects  www.aia.org

Construction Specifications Institute www.csi.org

Project Management Institute www.pmi.org

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Intl. www.aacei.org

International Federation of Consulting Engineers www.fidic.org

National Society of Professional Engineers www.nspe.org

 

Samples of Studentsí Works:

a. Samples of Studentsí Presentations of journal articles.

            1.    Article Presentation-Albesher

               2.   Article Presentation-Zahrani

b. Samples of Studentsí Papers.

                1.   Term paper Presentation-Alami

                2.   Term paper Presentation-AlAmoud

                3.   Term paper Presentation-Albesher

                4.   Term paper Presentation-AlHasawi

                5.   Term paper Presentation-AlSalem

                6.   Term paper Presentation-AlZahrani

                7.   Term paper Presentation-Alzouri

                8.   Term paper Presentation-Javid

                9.   Term paper Presentation-Nemah

c. Samples of Presentations of studentsí papers.

                1.   Term paper Presentation-Alami

                2.   Term paper Presentation-AlAmoud

                3.   Term paper Presentation-Albesher

                4.   Term paper Presentation-AlHasawi

                5.   Term paper Presentation-AlSalem

                6.   Term paper Presentation-AlZahrani

                7.   Term paper Presentation-Alzouri

                8.   Term paper Presentation-Javid

                9.   Term paper Presentation-Nemah