KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT DPT.
Course: CEM 520, Construction Contracting.
Instructor: Dr Soliman Almohawis Office: 19/326
Phone: 860 3212
Office Hours: Sat & Mon 4-5 PM
or by appointment.
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.
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.
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).
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.
b. Samples of Studentsí Papers.
c. Samples of Presentations of studentsí papers.