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Project Management per le Costruzioni
Project Management for Construction
Alessandro Carbonari

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

Knowledge of the most common procedures for the construction of buildings, of the issues relative to shop and fabrication drawings, and to the supervision of the execution of buildings.

Learning outcomes
The course explores the methods for the management of complex building interventions, with explicit references to the stages and procedures typically required to manage the entire course of the intervention, but with special focus on the management of planning and execution. The approach is based on the framework provided by the Project Management Institute, more specifically the Construction Extension to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Students will learn the methodologies and techniques for the preparation of a Project Management Plan regarding a building contract, as well as the techniques for the control of the execution phase and the deviations from the baseline.
As the practical exercise of the course will be performed grouping the students into groups, they will be required to plan and agree their activities simulating the case of real commitments managed by a team of experts.

Management methodologies concerning the whole construction process (from planning to building), whose issues are discussed according to the PMI international classification: Scope Management, Time Management, Cost Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Integration Management, Quality Management, Procurement Management and Communications Management. In addition, fundamentals for risk assessment issues will be discussed. Methodologies and techniques for construction work planning: work phase scheduling; resource scheduling; CPM/PERT and PDM scheduling for work duraton planning; advanced methods for time scheduling; cost assessments; financial and economic risk analyses; probabilistic techniques for risk assessment and mitigation; decision theory and automation for Project Management. Techniques for the construction phase management, i.e. cost monitoring and sheduling; activity and project indexes; cost/schedule control systems criteria; non linear resource scheduling. Part of the lectures will be devoted to workshops, so as to provide students with the basic skills needed for software aided management of complex construction projects, whose application will be shown through the development of a demonstrator during the course's classes.

Development of the examination
One practical test and one verbal examination. The practical test is aimed at checking students' ability to deal with practical aspects of the construction process programming and management. The verbal examination will be focused on the several topics of the course, that will be discussed even within real world scenarios.

In the practical test students will be assessed with respect to their capabilities in operational planning and scheduling of a construction site. The verbal examination will be used to assess student's skills about contextualization of the issues relative to scheduling of large and complex construciton sites and about problem solving in specific management scenarios.

The degree of success of the practical test will be assesssed in terms of correctness of the methodology and of the final schedule proposed. The verbal text will be ranked according to the clarity and completeness of the answers, to the degree of knowledge of the topics of the course and to the capability of combining the different topics into solving practical issues.

The top score will be awarded to those students who deliver an escellent practical test and who are able to report excellently all the topics of the course and to apply their different knwoledge to real worlds scenarios to be discussed during the verbal examination. The border line score will be awearded to those students who deliver a quite good practical test and who have a basic knowledge of all the main topics of the course.

Recommended reading
- Project Management Institute - PMI Standards Committe, “Guida al Project Management Body of Knowledge”, Terza edizione, 2004. - Naticchia B., “Tecniche per il management del costruire”, Il lavoro editoriale/Architettura editions, 1996. - University lecture notes that can be downloded from Moodle webpage.

  • Ingegneria Edile (Corso di Laurea Magistrale (DM 270/04))

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