Measuring Work Progress in Construction Schedules
Saleh Mubarak, Ph.D.
- Construction project management professional, professor, consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer.
- Ph.D. in civil engineering from Clemson University, USA, specialized in Construction Project Management.
- Experience: 30+years, diversified:
o Industrial: private and public sectors, in the U.S. and internationally. Positions occupied include project engineer/manager, cost estimator, planner/scheduler, project controls manager, cost manager, training manager.
o Academic: faculty member/professor, head of the department.
- Extensive experience in continuing education and professional training around the world. Topics are mainly planning & scheduling cost estimating, project controls. Topics also include soft skills and their integration with project management.
- Author of:
o Construction Project Scheduling and Control (currently 3rd edition, 4th edition is coming soon)
o How to Estimate with Means Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction (currently 4th edition, 5th edition is coming soon)
o Many articles; technical and other
- Many presentations in professional conferences such as PMI, AACE International. The public speaker in many local, regional, and international events.
- An authority on project planning, scheduling, and project control.
- An advocate of holistic healthy living
This webinar discusses the different methods of measuring work progress and their applicability in a typical construction project. It starts with defining project controls that include the budget/cost and schedule. It also covers the types of percent complete along with their definition and methods of calculation. The webinar will go over steps when updating the schedule to tell the contractor where the project stands, in terms of budget and schedule, in comparison to where it is supposed to be standing per the baseline budget and baseline schedule. The webinar includes many valuable tips and recommendations.
Measuring work progress in construction projects is extremely important.
It gives both the contractor and owner the idea of what has been performed in the project, so the general contractor can initiate the progress payment request and the owner can verify and approve. Measuring work progress is also crucial for project controls in order to know where we stand in comparison to where we are supposed to be, in terms of both budget and schedule. Measuring work progress is also important to calculate the remaining work to-do, and adjust the project completion date and work plan accordingly.
- A quick review of project controls procedures
- Types of methods to measure work progress and the applicability of each type
- Types of percent complete used in construction schedules: For individual activities, assemblies, and the entire project
- What are the uses of percent complete?
- The importance of accurately calculating work progress and activities percent complete
- An illustrative example, along with a discussion
- Progress payments process
- Recommendations and tips
Course Level - Intermediate. A basic understanding of scheduling concepts and the Critical Path Method is helpful.
Who Should Attend
- Project Managers
- Cost Estimators
- Project Management Team Members
Why Should You Attend
This seminar is important for the entire project management team, particularly those in cost management, planning and scheduling, procurement, finance and accounting, and project controls. The topic is important to the time and budget management of the construction project, which is the most important aspect.