This course is run exclusively by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the internationally recognised leader in training for engineers and technical professionals.
For most experienced members of the engineering profession, the technical elements of even the largest jobs are easy. What is often difficult is coordination: getting people to communicate with one another; making sure that individuals are on schedule; receiving decisions quickly from clients and management, identifying and dealing with changes and keeping stakeholders informed. In short, project management.
As a participant in this two-day course, you’ll equip yourself with time and cost management skills, as well as quality assurance techniques that will help you manage the engineering design process. The course will also give you the skills to prepare construction documents for building and civil infrastructure projects.
This two-day course involves you in a project leadership model that you can take back to your workplace and apply immediately. The course addresses all phases of a project: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.
This course is for you if you manage (or are about to manage) engineering projects of any size.
You might be a newly appointed project manager or an accomplished project manager with experience either planning projects in isolation, or not planning at all. You might also be a professional seeking project management roles.
Professor Lonny Simonian, P.E., P.M.P. has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction engineering of civil infrastructure systems. He is an Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and concurrently pursuing his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor Simonian is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management, a Project Management Certificate from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Professor Simonian has delivered classes in construction contracts, construction project administration, principles of construction management, project controls, professional practice for construction project managers, and co-instructing an interdisciplinary design-build studio.
Project scoping and conceptual design
The design process - execution, monitoring, and control
Establish and manage design and coordination meetings
Professional services - the role and use of engineering design consultants
Establish design schedules and budgets
Design documentation and record keeping
Quality management during the design process
Public outreach and communications management in the design phase