ID DBC01: MASTERBUILDER® Design-Build Certification Credential

A 12-week 12-module major course leading to RDBA-MASTERBUILDER® credential and certification. Course is guided by a dedicated Instructor. Course components include 450+ PPT slides with voice over, workbook, assignments, quizzes and a final exam. | Taught by Dr-Eng Sherif Hashem
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ROEBLING DESIGN BUILD ACADEMY® DESIGN BUILD COLLEGE


COURSE TITLE | RDBA-DBC001 : MASTERBUILDER® DESIGN BUILD MASTER BUILDER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | DR-ENG SHERIF HASHEM, BS DIPL-ING (FH) MS EUR-ING PMP / AUTHOR


COURSE SYNOPSIS

This course is one of the very first MS-level Design-Build education and certification courses in the world. It is the academy's Masterpiece leading to the prestigious RDBA-MASTERBUILDER® credential. The course is designed to provide construction professionals and academics with basic and advanced design-build knowledge, skills, know-how, trade secrets, tools and techniques which they need to manage design-build projects both effectively and efficiently. Such knowledge and skills are currently in high and increasing demand in the construction industry given the design-build’s observed substantial and ever growing market share in the US and worldwide. The course provides a comprehensive review of the design-build project delivery method, hitting the high points of the process that can make the difference on the ground and maximize business results. It identifies and explains the key design-build project management elements that are critical to business success. That includes design-build history and evolution, process definition and unique features, teaming of designers and builders, tendering process and winning the design-build tender competition, design-build planning and scheduling, design-build contracts and legal aspects, design-build integrated project management, in addition to a range of design-build best practices and success strategies. The course also introduces a range of specialized design-build tools and techniques including the totally new and innovative SAFEFDB-Methodology. The SAFEDB-Methodology is developed by the course Instructor in a PhD thesis and aims to enable a high level of efficiency and control over operations in a structured scientifically validated manner. Methodology is introduced in a practical manner using real-world design-build case studies supported by numerical examples. This unique course aims to actuate the power inherent in the design-build process and revive the Master Builders glories defined in modern terms for modern times.

COURSE TEXT BOOK

The Power of Design-Build: A Guide to Effective Design-Build Project Delivery Using the SAFEDB-Methodology, by Dr Sherif Hashem (Author/Instructor). Published by the Business Expert Press publishing house, NY/USA in 2014. Printed in the USA. Print ISBN: 9781606497708. E-book ISBN: 9781606497715.

Available in paper back and e-book formats at www.BusinessExpertPress.com , www.amazon.com, and many other book stores all over the world, as well as in downloadable e-book format at Roebling Design Build Academy®.


COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent or consent of Instructor.

COURSE OUTLINE AND ORGANIZATION

The course consists of 12 study Modules, each module targets one of the 12 course learning objectives. Modules 1 to 7 focus on the Design-Build process at large, whereas Modules 8 to 12 focus on the SAFEDB-Methodology of delivering design-build projects. The full benefit of the course is achieved by completing and making sense of ALL 12 course Modules in conjunction with each other as a one whole body of knowledge. However, each Module can still be used on its own as a practical stand alone knowledge unit.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the Course, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the following list of 12 learning objectives addressed through the course's 12 study Modules, namely:

Module 1: Realize design-build history, evolution and its current state
Module 2: Define the design-build approach and compare it to other project delivery approaches
Module 3: Understand PMI PMBOK® Guide Project Management model and how it applies in design-build
Module 4: Lead Design-Build partnering, tendering and winning the Design-Build tender competition
Module 5: Be aware of Design-Build forms of contract and appreciate its legal aspects
Module 6: Setup the Design-Build team, perform the DB project manager’s role and ensure strategic alignment
Module 7: Perform DB team mobilization, planning, risk management and KPI performance measurement
Module 8: Understand the background and objectives of the SAFEDB-Methodology
Module 9: Select the Best Design-Build Solutions
Module 10: Overlap Design and Construction Activities
Module 11: Control Design-Build Work Progress
Module 12: Apply the SAFEDB-Methodology

Each Module is about 60 minutes of net teaching time on average, and requires 3-5 hours of studying. For busy professionals it is recommended to complete one Module each week along with Quizzes and Homework Assignments.

COURSE MEDIA AND TOOLS

This off-campus online course was designed to surpass the efficiency of traditional on-campus courses. It utilizes a combination of high quality presentations with voice over by the course Instructor, cross reference to applicable parts of the textbook, downloadable presentation slides, slide notes, a workbook to help students review practice and memorize the information presented in the lectures, hyperlinks leading to useful external references and recommended readings, a 10 questions multiple-choice Quiz per module, a homework assignment per module, and a 100 multiple-choice questions course Final Exam. Should You have any questions while studying the course, feel free to send and email to the course Instructor or schedule a phone discussion.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU COMPLETE ALL 12 MODULES

When you complete all 12 Modules, scan and email the following documents to the course Instructor for evaluation and determination on your course success: 1. Quizzes; 2. Homework Assignments; and, 3. Final Exam.

COURSE SUCCESS CRITERIA

Grading: Quizzes 10%, Homework Assignment 30%, Final Exam 60%

Grading Scale: A 90-100%, B 80-89%, C 70-79%, D 60-69%, Fail if less than 60% and you may get two retakes.



COURSE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL DB REVIEW

Introduction

Course Outline and Objectives

DB History and Evolution; Revival of Master Builders

Current State and Future of Design-Build

MODULE 2: DESIGN-BUILD VERSUS OTHER PROJECT DELIVERY APPROACHES

The Design-Build Approach

Comparison with Other Project Delivery Approaches

Roles of Owners, Contractors and Designers in DB

The Power of Design-Build

MODULE 3: PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS

Project Management Definition

Project Management Big Picture

The Project Management Framework

Using the PMI PMBOK® Guide in DB projects

MODULE 4: DESIGN-BUILD PARTNERING, TENDERING , AND WINNING DB CONTRACTS

Go or No-Go Decision

Choosing the Right DB Setup

Choosing the Right DB Partner

Winning the DB Tender Competition

MODULE 5: DESIGN-BUILD FORMS OF CONTRACTS AND LEGAL ASPECTS

DB Forms of Contracts

DB Legal and Business Aspects

MODULE 6: DESIGN BUILD TEAM BUILDING, THE DB PROJECT MANAGER, STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

Setting-up Project management Teams in DB projects

Attributes of the Effective DB Project Manager

Aligning Projects with Strategic Objectives

MODULE 7: DB TEAM MANAGEMENT, PROJECT DELIVERY, RISK MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE KPIs

Mobilizing and Managing the Design-Build Team

Successful Delivery of Design-Build Projects

Risk Management in Design-Build Projects

Design-Build SMART KPI Performance Measurement

MODULE 8: ABOUT THE SAFEDB-METHODOLOGY

Overview of the SAFEDB-Methodology

First Methodology Component: Develop DB Solution

Second Methodology Component: Fast-Track Design and Construction Activities

The Third Methodology Component: Control DB Work

Methodology Industry Appreciation

MODULE 9: The FIRST METHODOLOGY COMPONENT - SELECT THE BEST DESIGN-BUILD SOLUTION

FMC Step 1: Define the DB System Domains

FMC Step 2: Select the Best Overall Design-Build Solution

FMC Step 3: Progressive Elaboration of Solution Details

MODULE 10: THE SECOND METHODOLOGY COMPONENT - FAST TRACK DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Fast-track Design-Build Activities (Concurrent Engineering)

SMC Step 1: Identify Schedule Critical Path (CPM)

SMC Step 2: Define Activities Fast-Tracking Parameters

SMC Step 3: Apply DB Overlapping Strategy

MODULE 11: THE THIRD METHODOLOGY COMPONENT - CONTROL DB WORK PROGRESS

TMC Step 1: Identify Potential Branches and Loops

TMC Step 2: Apply GERT Branches and Loops

TMC Step 3: Incorporate Branches and Loops into CPM

MODULE 12: APPLICATION OF THE SAFEDB-METHODOLOGY

Application Guidelines and Patterns

Full-scale Methodology Application Example – a Ground Water Reservoir Project



COURSE INDUSTRY APPRECIATION AND ENDORSEMENTS

Design Build Institute of America - New Planning Method Can Deliver Better Design Build Projects Faster


Project Management Institute - Mr Eric Jenett PMI Founder and PMP No. 1 wrote to the Instructor of this course saying: "I find my experience closely matches the parameters you suggested and that your statement about the conditions of appropriate application is also strongly supported by my own experience"



Should you have any questions about the course, please feel free to write to me on drsherif.hashem@yahoo.com. Thank You!

ROEBLING DESIGN BUILD ACADEMY ® | DESIGN BUILD COLLEGE

Dr-Eng Sherif Hashem
Dr-Eng Sherif Hashem
RDBA® Dean and Founder, PhD Eur-Ing PMP, Author of The Power of Design-Build USA

Dean and Founder of Roebling Design-Build Academy®.

Over 30 years of academic and practical experience. Extensive Design-Build experience dating back to 1995. PMI Subject Matter Expert and co-author of PMI Project, Program and Portfolio Management global standards and member of DBIA. Published numerous articles and papers on design-build and on project management at large. Author of the iconic book ‘The Power of Design-Build’ USA 2015. Active on LinkedIn.

Name: Dr Sherif Hashem

Email: drsherif.hashem@yahoo.com

Cell/WhatsApp: +974 6644 0154

Course Curriculum

Module 4 : Forming the Design-Build Team, Partnering Forms and Agreements, Effective Design-Build Tendering Strategies, and Winning Design-Build Contracts
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