2017 Principles of Construction Management

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Graduate major in Civil Engineering
Matsukawa Keisuke  Hasegawa Atsushi  Maeda Yasuyoshi  Koizumi Yukihiro  Takesue Naoki  Hiraishi Kazuaki  Tsuchiya Kazuyuki 
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Course description and aims

To learn fundamental knowledge and skills of Construction Management/Project Management in order to develop human resources for international construction projects.
After explaining the characteristics of construction industries and projects, the fundamental components and topics on construction management will be taught.

Student learning outcomes

To learn fundamental knowledge and skills of Construction Management/Project Management in order to develop human resources for international construction projects.


Bid/Contract, Estimation, Time Management, Cost Management, Risk Management, Project Funding, Project Finance, Private Finance, Legal Issue, Cl, O&M Management, ODA

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Teaching with mid-term and final assignments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Introduction, General Flow and Scheme of Construction Project, Project management and Construction management, PMBOK, Planning, Basic design, Detailed design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance(O&M), Types of bid and contract, Project Scheme
Class 2 Bid/Contract (1) Bid package, Contract, Technical specification, Prequalification(PQ), Estimation
Class 3 Estimation Cost estimation, Estimation method, Types of cost items, Overhead, Method of detailed cost determination, Depreciation
Class 4 Bid/Contract (2) Bid, Bid bond, Performance bond, Payment bond, Contract agreement, Time extension, Change order, Changed condition, Value Engineering (VE), Liquidated damage, Payment
Class 5 Time Management (1) Delay loss, Reasons of delay, Scheduling, work breakdown structure (WBS), Activity sequencing, Activity duration estimation, Activity list, Gantt Chart, Milestone, Schedule Network Analysis, Arrow Diagram method (ADM), Total float, Free float, Critical path method (CPM)
Class 6 Time Management (2) Precedence Diagram Method (PDM), Constraints, Schedule Buffer, Critical chain method, Resource leveling, Schedule compression, Crashing, Fast track, Monitoring, Schedule Control
Class 7 Cost Management (1) Cost control, Earned value, Planned value, Actual cost, Cost variance, Schedule variance, Delay, Cost performance index (CPI), Schedule performance index (SPI), Estimate at completion, Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
Class 8 Cost Management (2) Cost and schedule integrated estimation, Cost and schedule integrated estimation with risk, quantitative risk analysis, probability distribution, Central limit theorem, Monte Calro simulation, Critical index
Class 9 Project Funding / Cash Flow Borrowing, Repayment, Progress payment, Bank credit line, Commitment line, interest, Overdraft, Cash flow, Bankruptcy in the black, Mobilization, Internal rate of return (IRR), Short term funding, Long term funding, Loan, Bond financing
Class 10 Risk Management Peril, Hazard, Exposure, Risk, Pure risk, Speculative risk, Uncertainty, Variability, Chain structure of risk, Risk identification, Qualitative Risk analysis, Probability/Impact risk rating matrix, Sensitivity analysis, Quantitative risk analysis, Risk response planning, Risk control, Risk Finance, Risk map
Class 11 Legal Issue, Claim, Change Order (1) FIDIC, Contract, Specification, Defect, Default, Claim, Dispute, Force Majeure
Class 12 Legal Issue, Claim, Change Order (2) Change order, Termination, Liquidated damages, Compensation, Dispute resolution, Court, Court of appeal
Class 13 Operation and Maintenance Management Operation and Maintenance (O&M), Infrastructure asset management, Investment capacity, Deterioration, America in ruin, Deterioration prediction, LCC minimization, ISO 55000s
Class 14 Infrastructure Development in Developing Countries and International Cooperation ODA, Sustainability, Capacity development, ODA loan, Technical cooperation, Grant aid, Private sector investment finance, System package export, Development and/or Environment, Economic growth and/or Poverty reduction
Class 15 Necessary Skills for Construction Management - Base model of construction management - Necessary Skills for Civil Engineers


Handouts will be distributed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

-"A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge"(PMBOK Guide), Project Management Institute
- Daniel Halpin: "Construction Management", 3rd ed., Wiley, 2005

Assessment criteria and methods

- Final Report : 50%
- Exercise(reports) : 30%
- Positive attitude : Additional(20%)

Related courses

  • CVE.D201 : Fudamentals of Infrastructure Planning

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Particularly not.

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