We understand the importance of project management and its relevance to the region. Project Management Programs are designed to meet the requirements of construction project managers, graduate trainee engineers and engineers working in project management areas, irrespective of the industry.
Project Management Programs cover the areas of:
• Project Planning
• Project Cost Management
• Project Evaluation
• Project Quality Management
Here is an extract from the PMP Book by Chris Hendrickson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA l52l3 Copyright C. Hendrickson 1998, which highlights the importance of this discipline in today’s world.
“Some profound implications for the objectives and methods of project management result from this perspective:
The “life cycle” of costs and benefits from initial planning through operation and disposal of a facility are relevant to decision making. An owner is concerned with a project from the cradle to the grave. Construction costs represent only one portion of the overall life cycle costs.
Optimizing performance at one stage of the process may not be beneficial overall if additional costs or delays occur elsewhere. For example, saving money on the design process will be a false economy if the result is excess construction costs.
Fragmentation of project management among different specialists may be necessary, but good communication and coordination among the participants is essential to accomplish the overall goals of the project. New information technologies can be instrumental in this process, especially the Internet and specialized Extranets.
Productivity improvements are always of importance and value. As a result, introducing new materials and automated construction processes is always desirable as long as they are less expensive and are consistent with desired performance.
Quality of work and performance are critically important to the success of a project since it is the owner who will have to live with the results.”