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 a department.
This webinar starts with the importance of construction cash flow as found by many studies, and then goes into the definition and description of construction cash flow. It discusses the causes of cash flow problems with construction companies with a brief review of the time value of the money and finance-related issues. It will then describe the progress payment request process and the roles of both the gen..
This webinar discusses the first step into creating a construction CPM schedule. It goes into defining activities and events in a typical construction project, and how we can get there by breaking down the project progressively into smaller components with the smallest component defined as activities. The webinar will go over the criteria for project breakdown; why breaking up the work package and what is t..
This Webinar starts by explaining the types of contracts, along with the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each type. It does the same for the delivery methods. It also discusses types of owners and then tries to describe the most appropriate contract and delivery method for the situation. This is a crucial education for owners that help them make the right decision at the right time. It als..
This is an introductory seminar that covers topics related to the prevention and resolution of conflicts. It includes an introduction to conflicts; definitions, types, and potential consequences. It also includes important tips for preventing/avoiding conflicts, as well as resolving them in the most effective manner when they happen. It goes on to describe important conflict management skills along with exa..
Construction cost estimating is the single most important task in the construction industry. In fact, it is the foundation of many other most other project construction management functions. This seminar will briefly go over the estimating process and then cover the RS Means Building Construction Cost Database (BCCD) and how it is being used with the RSMeans online estimating. The seminar will cover the ite..
This webinar covers situations when the contractor is pressured or tempted to accept terms that are unfair, unrealistic, or dangerous. Each situation/scenario is discussed and analyzed in order to allow the contractor to make the right decision. Every decision has consequences; good or bad, but the decision needs to be based on accurate information as well as good logical thinking. This webinar helps the co..
Delay claims are part of project management, however, the way we deal with them can make a big difference. Delay claims cost money and time, as well as strain the relationship between the contracting parties. So it is better to take all precautions to prevent them from arising, and then learn a few hints to manage those that do happen, in the most effective way. This seminar will go over the definition of c..
It is axiomatic that claims and disputes on a project do not simply appear out of nowhere. Experience indicates that when a dispute occurs, there is normally a back story or history of events, decisions, lack of decisions, etc. that can be traced back from a few weeks to several years that gave rise to the dispute. It is these past events or decisions that are identified as the “early warning si..
This webinar takes the audience through a time journey looking at some of the advancements of technology that were thought of as a dream a few years ago. Technology is not just for amazing and pleasing people, it has to be used to help businesses improve productivity, save money, and make the work conditions better in all aspects. This webinar goes over some innovations in the architecture, engineering, and..
This is an introductory webinar on construction cost estimating. The knowledge and skills of the cost estimator can make the difference between winning and losing, or between success and failure. This webinar takes a panoramic view of construction cost estimating from inception to final completion; explaining main concepts and giving valuable tips for cost estimators as well as the entire construction proje..
This webinar discusses the concept of construction project schedule acceleration: What, why, and how. It discusses the topic from both the owner's and the contractor’s perspectives. It shows how cost, both direct and indirect, reacts to schedule acceleration, and thus the time-cost trade-off. It discusses steps for shortening the duration of the construction project, using the concept of the critical path m..
This is an introductory seminar that covers a wide spectrum of soft skills everyone needs. It includes tips in areas such as time management, change management, conflict management, communications in the diverse and multi-cultural environment, leadership, team building and teamwork, and emotional intelligence. Having only 90 minutes for the entire seminar will not give enough time for each of the soft skill..