The Maze of Activities Percent Complete 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 international. Positions occupied include project engineer/manager, cost estimator, planner/scheduler, project controls manager, cost manager, training manager
o Academic: faculty member/professor, head of department
- Extensive experience in continuing education and professional training around the world
- Author of:
o Construction Project Scheduling and Control, 4th edition
o How to Estimate with Means Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction, 5th edition
o Many articles; technical and other
- Many presentations in professional conferences such as PMI, AACE International. 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 seminar discusses the different types of percent complete used in construction schedules: Individual activities, assemblies, and entire projects. However, the focus will be on the percent complete for individual activities as they form the basis for two important project information pieces: monthly progress payments and recalculated (updated) project finish date. The seminar defines each percent complete type and shows how it is estimated/calculated. All percent complete types will be demonstrated in one practical example. The seminar will conclude with tips and recommendations.
- The definition of percent complete used in construction schedules: For individual activities, assemblies, and entire projects
- What are the uses of percent complete?
- The importance of accurately calculating activities percent complete
- Methods to measure work progress
- Comparison among all methods
- An illustrative example, along with a discussion
- Software issues
- Progress payments process
Course Level - Intermediate. A basic understanding of scheduling concepts and the Critical Path Method is helpful.
Who Should Attend
Architects, engineers (of all disciplines), contractors, subcontractors, project managers, schedulers, cost estimators, project management team members, and owners.
Why Should You Attend
This seminar is an eye-opener on a subject that seems to be trivial and obvious to many people, including professionals, but it is not! The seminar will go over the different types of activities’ percent complete and what each means. There will be an example to illustrate these different types of percent complete. The seminar will conclude with tips and recommendations.
Determining percent completion for individual activities in construction project schedules is extremely important. It impacts several aspects of the project; mainly the schedule and cost. Accurate calculation of activities’ percent complete impacts remaining durations for these activities as well as contractor’s progress payments. The problem is that there are several types of activities’ percent complete with vastly different results. So for the same activity, at the same time, we can show that it is 35%, 52%, and 67% complete: All percentages are correct but they measure different things. This is why owners must be aware of this issue, and this is why they must understand what the percent complete actually means.