Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Calendar

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction  
2 Introduction II  
3 Project organization and contracts  
4 Construction finance  
5

Working the globe
Guest lecture: Fred Berger

Privatization

 
6 Public-private partnerships in financing of infrastructure Assignment 1 due
7 Private finance initiative  
8 Project finance  
9 How to get involved in private finance Term project proposal due
10 Case studies I  
11 Case studies II Assignment 2 due
12 Risk analysis  
13 Risk management  
14 Project financial evaluation
Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
 
15 Cost benefit analysis
Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
Assignment 3 case selection due
16 Guest lecture: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University  
17

Capital program management
Guest lecture: Chris Gordon, Harvard University

Construction site visit

 
18 Project organization I  
19 The World of Skanksa and The Road Ahead
Guest lecture: Jim Becker, Skansa AB
 
20 Project organization II Assignment 3 due
21 Project control  
22 Project management engineering, procurement and construction  
23 Identifying and covering risks—current trends  
24

Masdar City: Zero Carbon, Zero Waste: ‘Someday is Today’
Guest lecture: Khaled Awad

Project uncertainty management

Term project report due
25 Term project presentations  

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