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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 4-5, 2019

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Join us for an insightful two-day, 16-hour, construction management course designed for construction attorneys and other construction industry professionals.

Make new connections and build long-lasting relationships while enhancing your understanding of construction management principles. This course covers a wide range of construction topics including project scheduling, bidding, ethics in construction, codes and standards, construction site safety, subcontractor relations, QA/QC and finances, project inspection and oversight, punch list and project closeout, and emerging construction technology. The chosen faculty consists of a talented group of Ph.D.-level instructors who bring real-world experience to the learning environment.

This course is not pre-approved for any continuing education credits and specifically does not qualify for continuing legal education credit. An agenda, together with course materials, will be provided. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance after completing the course. Submission of any type of continuing education credits will be at the discretion and expense of the attendee.

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  8:15am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:55  Welcome and Introductions | NCBA Staff 

Project Scheduling | Akhnoukh

  • Jargon
  • Activities and durations
  • CPM diagrams
    • Calculations
    • Critical path
    • Float
  • Relationships, resources, cost-loading
  • Acceptance
  • Updates and progress
  • Corrections
  11:00 Break 

Bidding | Farrington

  • Hard bids
    • Process of developing and submitting
    • Subcontractor’s bid to GC
    • GC pricing to owner
  • Response to request for proposal (RFP)
    • Book contents
    • Risk
    • Types of proposals (Cost +, GMAX, etc.)
  • Bid shopping
  • Bid fixing
  • Post-opening/pre-execution actions
  • Contract negotiation
  • Bonds and insurance 
  1:15pm  Lunch 

Tricks to Watch Out For/Ethics in Construction/Codes and Standards | Akhnoukh

  • Tricks
    • Front-end loading
    • Change order pricing
  • Ethics
  • Codes
    • Progress of codes
    • Prescriptive codes
    • Performance-based codes

Construction Site Safety | Ahmed

  • OSHA – General
  • OSHA – Construction sites
  • OSHA – Training
  • Site hazards – Four main accident causes
  • Safety checks – Enforcing OSHA regulations (competent person) 
  4:00 Break

Subcontractor Relations/Management | Farrington

  • Contracts versus communications
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project management software systems 
  6:15 Adjourn for the day 
  7:00am  Continental Breakfast 

Project Inspection and Oversight | Farrington

  • Permits
  • Submittals
  • Work planning and work zone congestion
  • Daily and general inspections
  • Required inspections
  • Mistakes and corrections
  • Project manager, superintendent and tradesmen
  • Daily logs 
  9:30 Break 

QA/QC and Finances | Akhnoukh

  • Concept of QA/QC in construction
  • Construction sustainability
  • Performance-based specifications
  • Payment schedule to contractor
  • Progress payment 
  11:40  Lunch 

Punch List and Project Closeout | Farrington 

  • Punch list process and participants
  • Certificate of occupancy and other final inspections
  • As-builts and other closeout documentation
  • Final release and waivers of lien
  • Final payment and release of retention
  2:30 Break 

Coordination with Other Contractors and Owner Consultants | Akhnoukh

  • How to avoid site issues
  • Different types of consultants
  • Workflow
  • Improving productivity
  • Utilization of technology (e.g., BIM)

New/Emerging Construction Technology | Ahmed

  • Drones
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • 3D printing
  • Virtual reality
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Mobile technology
  4:40 Adjourn 
Product Information
Product Date:
June 04, 2019
NCBA Executive Education: Elements of Construction Management
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Cary early rate expires May 14. 

Standard: $1295 / $1165 Early
NCBA Member: $1080 / $970 Early

  • CLE Premier Pass tuition rate is not available for this course. Please click here for the fine print regarding NCBA Executive Education courses.
  • This course does not qualify for CLE credit. 


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402 | Driving Directions 

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

Embassy Suites

201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $174 single/double
  • Reservations | Click here to book online (Group Code 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  Dr. Syed M. Ahmed is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University. Prior to that, he was an associate professor and graduate program director of the Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering & Computing, at Florida International University (FIU) and an affiliated faculty of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at FIU. Ahmed has over 30 years of international experience in teaching, research and consulting in Pakistan, Hong Kong, the United States, Mexico and Jamaica. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 and his MSCE in 1989 from Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in construction engineering and management with a minor in industrial engineering and management science. He also holds an undergraduate degree of BSCE from University of Engineering & Technology in Pakistan (1984).
  Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh earned his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Cairo University in Egypt, his M.S. in civil engineering from Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. in construction engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He has a total of nine years of industry experience in design, coordination and construction supervision of mega-size projects in Egypt, Dubai, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. His academic career includes nine years of service as a tenured professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and two years of service as an associate professor at East Carolina University Department of Construction Management. He has more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings published in the area of construction materials and ultra-high performance concrete.
  Dr. Jodi Farrington earned her B.S. in civil engineering from Syracuse University, her M.S. in civil engineering (geotech) from University of Colorado – Boulder, and her Ph.D. in civil engineering (construction management) from Clemson University. She is also a licensed engineer in the states of Colorado, Illinois and California. Farrington had the privilege of working in the design and construction industry as a project manager and construction manager for more than 20 years. Construction projects during that time frame were located across the United States and included multiple types of buildings and functions ranging from industrial facilities to medical complexes, as well as large commercial and metropolitan projects. Her career in academia began at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where she taught construction management in the Department of Civil Engineering. She is now a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University, where she has been teaching construction management coursework for the last eight years. Having taught multiple courses for the department, her specialties include scheduling, MEP, surveying, soils and the all-encompassing capstone course.


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