Construction Project Administration
What you'll learn
- Analyze a commercial construction project from start to finish.
- Make use of the latest technology, laws, and regulations in commercial construction.
- Assess the importance of commercial construction project risk and quality management.
- Summarize the project control process and its benefits in commercial construction projects.
This course shows how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout, using simple language and numerous real-world examples. You’ll explore topics pertinent to each stage of a project as they occur throughout the project's life. You'll learn how to unite the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc.), and the course will provide you with a workable system for operating as an effective construction team. Reflecting the latest technology, laws, and regulations, this course addresses concepts using simple, straightforward language and numerous real-world examples.
By completing this course, you will be able to:
Analyze a commercial construction project from start to finish.
Make use of the latest technology, laws, and regulations in commercial construction.
Assess the importance of commercial construction project risk and quality management.
Summarize the project control process and its benefits in commercial construction project
Responsibility and Authority
Documentation: Records and Reports
Specifications and Drawings
Using the Specifications in Contract Administration
Construction Laws and Labor Relations
Meetings and Negotiations
Risk Allocation and Liability Sharing
Measurement and Payment
Changes and Extra Work
This course is based on the following textbook:
Fisk, Edward R., & Reynolds, Wayne D. (2014). Construction project administration (10th ed.). Pearson. ISBN 13: 978-0137549672
This textbook is available via the publisher's website in both paper and electronic versions.
Who this course is for:
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers and Managers
- Construction Management Students
- Construction Science Students
I'm currently working as an assistant professor in Construction Science at the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University and previously as a lecturer in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. I'm graduated from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Management program. For several years, I worked as a "Planning and Project Control" expert before relocating to College Station, Texas, to pursue graduate study in construction engineering and management. I completed a master of science in construction and project management from the University of Tehran in 2006. I focused on construction scheduling using Building Information Model as my dissertation topic. With my years of programming experience, I'm always eager to learn and implement new things, combining the gained knowledge to solve problems faster and better.