Construction Project Delivery Systems and Their Implementation

Online /
Aug 29 - 31, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0805-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

Day I & 2 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern (includes 40 minute lunch and two 10 minute breaks)
Day 3 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine the most appropriate project delivery system
  • Allocate project risk and compile contract documents that clearly define the risks
  • Use appropriate procurement documents and processes to run the project
  • Establish a system for project monitoring and documentation
  • Manage disputes using amicable dispute resolution methods
  • Prepare for project completion and contract close-out

Contracting today demands a highly-skilled and professional approach, and adopting the right contracting strategy to fit the circumstances has a vital role in ensuring project success. Deciding who is best suited to conduct the various parts of the work, and negotiating appropriate contract terms and conditions are very important elements of this strategy.

Several delivery models have evolved to provide quality projects quickly and economically: design-build, P3 and various kinds of construction management. We will consider their respective pros and cons to determine the most appropriate one to use, and focus on the key issues of early planning, contract preparation, tendering, bidding and awarding. Actual case examples are discussed, contract performance is explained, as well as how to resolve construction disputes. This course is designed to assist construction professionals in their day-to-day activities.

Course Outline:

  • Project Delivery Systems
  • Implementing the Chosen Strategy
  • Compiling the Appropriate Construction Contract Documents
  • Procurement
  • Documenting Project Execution
  • Designing a Dispute Management System
  • Substantial Completion and Contract Close-Out

Who Should Attend:
Project Managers • Engineers • Contract Managers • Designers • Architects • Contractors • Construction Management Personnel • Procurement Specialists • Subcontractors • Project Technicians and Technologists • Developers • Business Owners • Consultants • Government Employees • Public-Sector Employees

Special Features & Requirements:
Participants are expected to have some technical knowledge of, and interest in, the subject matter.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Method

Risk Management throughout the Project Life Cycle

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Reviewing the Fundamentals of Project Risk Management
  • Risk Identification and Classification
  • Contractual Risk Allocation
  • Reducing Risk When Selecting Construction Projects
  • Contractual Risk Management

Workshop I

  • Case Study: Risk Management and Allocation between the Parties for Effective Project Management
  • Discussion of lessons learned

Project Delivery Systems and Their Organization

  • Examining different types of contracting risk elements and how to analyze and manage them
  • Roles of the parties and their responsibilities
  • Methods of payment: fixed unit price, lump sum, cost-plus contracts, and other forms
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Workshop II

  • Case Study: Establishing a Responsibility Matrix and Line of Communication for Effective Project Delivery
  • Discussion of lessons learned


Preparing Construction Documents

  • Project Manual Concept
  • Forms of Agreement
  • Conditions of Contract
  • Methods of Specification
  • Specification Writing
  • Substitutions and Submittals

General Aspects of Tendering, Bidding and Awarding

  • Advertisements for Bids
  • Pre-Qualification
  • Value Engineering
  • Constructability Review
  • The Decision to Bid
  • Addendum
  • The Award
  • Bonding and Insurance Requirements

Workshop III

  • Case Study: Using Different Project Delivery Systems in One Project – A School Renovation and Expansion on a Tight Schedule
  • Discussion of lessons learned


Preparing for Construction Phase Administration

  • Contract Administration in the Field
  • Roles of the Parties
  • Contractual Roles

Workshop IV

  • Case Study: Designing Forms for Different Administrative Activities
  • Discussion of lessons learned

Dispute Management and Resolution

  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Alternative Strategies such as Negotiation, Mediation, Project Neutral, Arbitration, and Litigation
  • Discussion of Available Strategies during Construction and After Completion

Substantial Completion and Project Hand-Over

  • Commissioning and Handing Over
  • Substantial Completion
  • Preparing the Punch List
  • Starting of Systems
  • Conclusion

Questions and Answers, and Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Closing Remarks and Final Adjournment


Sami M. Fereig, Ph.D., LL.M., P.Eng., PMP, F.ASCE, F.PMCOS

Prof. Sami M. Fereig, B.Sc. [Hons], M.A.Sc., Ph.D., LL.M. [Construction Law], P.Eng., PMP, F.ASCE, F.PMCOS .

Prof. Fereig has over 50 years of civil engineering experience in construction, contract management and dispute resolution. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Waterloo, and was the lead instructor of the Certificate Program in Conflict and Dispute Management for Project and Contract Managers at Conrad Grebel University College from 2002 to 2016. He was a senior bridge engineer and senior structural engineer for two local consulting engineering firms in Brantford and Hamilton, designing bridges, restoring existing bridges, and designing the connecting roads. He is the founder and president of Fercan Corporation that has provided construction development for a condominium project in Kitchener and training, dispute resolution, and project management for construction. He is actively involved in construction contract administration and project management with several organizations that include public and private engineering and construction companies. He has numerous publications in the areas of structural engineering and construction management.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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