By - Jon Brown

Project Management for Engineers
March 18-19, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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This training program is designed for engineers looking to effectively manage a construction project.  The training will cover the following topics with emphases on infrastructure projects:  contracts, bidding, financing, code compliance, project planning, scheduling, project control, communication, safety, quality, litigation and potential environmental issues. 

The contracts, bidding, and code compliance portion will focus on pre-construction activities.  The project planning, scheduling, control, and communication will focus on the construction phase.  Safety, quality, and environmental will be addressed in general terms for infrastructure projects. 

The course is designed for individuals with limited knowledge of the actual project management process for projects.  The course material will be a useful resource for future reference. The program will be interactive in nature and utilize case studies and small group exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the basic types of contracts
  2. Examine the bidding and contract selection process
  3. Explain financing options
  4. Clarify code compliance as it relates to particular projects
  5. Analyze pre-construction requirements needed for project success
  6. Identify types of project schedules commonly used and how to use these as a control tool
  7. Allocate and control budget and resources
  8. Develop communication tools and techniques
  9. Evaluate how safety and quality are intertwined with project controls
  10. Highlight ways to avoid litigation
  11. Anticipate potential environmental issues with infrastructure projects



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day, be in attendance for the entirety of the course, and complete the course assessment with a 70% or higher to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and classroom exercises will be used


Monday, March 18, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. :: Overview of Contract Types

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Following Contract Types along with Understanding Risk Allocation
    • Lump Sum or Fixed Price
    • Cost Plus a Fee
    • Time and Materials
    • Unit Pricing
  • Understanding the Potential Types of Delivery Methods
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Management at Risk
  • Construction Management Multi-Prime

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. :: Understanding Types of Project Funding

  • Use of Public Funding vs. Private Funding
  • Limitations when Using Public Funding (Tax Dollars)
  • Public Private Partnership Funding Option
  • Contract Documents (AIA)
    • Forms Used in Contracting, i.e. Bid Forms, Application and Certificate for Payment, Change Order
    • Understanding Prints vs. Specifications
    • Bid Bond and Performance Bond Requirements

10:45 -11:45 a.m. :: Preconstruction Activities

  • Architect/Engineer Reviews
  • Preliminary Schedule Based on Resources and Time Constraints
  • Evaluate Sustainability Options
  • How to Ensure Code Compliance for Location of Construction
  • Life Cycle Costing of Building Components and Systems such as HVAC
  • Ensuring the Best Value by Using Value Engineering Techniques
  • Subcontractor/Vendor Prequalification Checklists
  • Understanding Types of Permits as well as Who is Responsible to Obtain those Permits

11:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. :: Project Scheduling

  • Understanding the Types of Schedules and how They can be Used
    • Gantt Chart
    • Critical Path Method
    • Look Ahead Schedules
    • Pull Planning Techniques
    • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) Development
    • Determine Activities Needed to Complete a Project
    • Determine Durations of Activities Based on Manpower Requirements
    • Create a CPM
    • Understand how to Read a CPM
    • Revise CPM Based on Changes

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. :: Scheduling Demonstrations

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Scheduling Exercise

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Budget and Resource Control

  • Using a CPM to Resource Level Activities (Manpower and Cash)
  • Understand how to Control a Budget through Management of Cash Flow
  • Ways to Improve Productivity on a Jobsite and Potential Barriers to Efficiency

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Resource Control Exercise

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Communications Tools & Techniques

  • Understanding Project Personnel Roles of the following:
    • Owner
    • Architect
    • Engineer
    • Project Manager/Project Engineer
    • Superintendent
    • Workforce
  • Techniques to Implement to Meet Deadlines and Requirements
  • Proper Documentation
    • Work
    • Change Orders
    • Communications
  • Improving Personnel Interaction to Ensure Improved Efficiency
  • Avoiding Litigation through Communication and Documentation

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Safety, Quality & Environmental

  • Overview of the Role Engineers Play in Each of These Areas
  • Ways to Minimize the Schedule and Cost Adversely Effecting Safety, Quality, and Environmental Concerns
  • Create a Safety Risk Assessment to Include Risk Mitigation Solutions
  • Understanding the Importance of Environmental Impact Statements

12:00 p.m. :: Project Management for Engineers Concludes


Kristy Wolfe, Professor, Bradley University

Professor Kristy Wolfe has been an Assistant Professor at Bradley University since January 2008.  Professor Wolfe has her Bachelor of Science in Construction from Bradley University and her Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  Professor Wolfe brings a unique set of skills to the world of academia with the field experience she gained as a facilities engineer with Caterpillar along with her time serving with the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  She currently serves as the faculty advisory for Bradley’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Habitat for Humanity.  Her research interests include green construction, productivity method improvement, leadership development, workforce dynamics, and ethics in engineering education. 


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