Mesut Pervizpour

CEE 266 Construction Management

Course Description:

An overview of management and construction techniques used in engineering ventures and projects. Scheduling, estimation, construction methods, financial controls, contracts, labor relations and organizational forms. Case studies and lecturers from industry. Prerequisites CEE 202, or instructor's approval.

Text book:
  • Construction Management Fundamentals, 2nd Ed.
    by K. Knutson, C.J. Schexnayder, C.M. Fiori, R.E. Mayom, McGraw Hill, ISBN# 978-0-07-340104-1
Location and Hours:
Lecture: M/W, 12:10 - 13:25 PM, Fritz 225

Grader: Xingjian Wang (,
Office Hrs: Fritz 231, Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm

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Course Syllabus in pdf soil mechanics syllabus

  1. Attendance is mandatory..
    • Section III reports will be issued (see PDF Syllabus for details)
    • Student cameras should be on during online lectures and exams
  2. Make-up privileges for missed examinations are based on validated and documented reasons for absence. In general, the opportunity for make-up is granted only when there are extenuating circumstances.
  3. Homework Assignments:
    • Students will upload their assignments as a single PDF file at coursesite by the due date.
    • Weekly assigned homeworks are due at the beginning of class on the specified date. No late submissions will be accepted.
    • In-class assignments/work will be collected during the class.
    • Submitted Assignments should confirm to the details listedi n the PDF Syllabus file.
  4. Academic integrity. It has been my experience in the past that when students study in groups, and communicate they perform better. However, please note that your submitted work for this course should be conducted individually. Academic Integrity is expected from all students in all matters related to this course. In particular, a student assumes responsibility for every assignment, project or exam that he/she submits. University Code of Conduct:
  5. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Lehigh University is committed to maintaining an equitable and inclusive community and welcomes students with disabilities into al l of the University's educational programs. In order to receive consideration for reasonable accommodations, a student with a disability must contact Disability Support Services (D SS), provide documentation, and participate in an interactive review process. If the documentation supports a request for reasonable accommodations, DSS will provide students with a Letter of Accommodations. Students who are approved for accommodations at Lehigh should share this letter and discuss their accommodations and learning needs with instructors as e arly in the semester as possible. For more information or to request services, please contact Disability Support Services in person in Williams Hall, Suite 301, via phone at 610-75 8-4152, via email at, or online at
  6. The Principles of Our Equitable Community: Lehigh University endorses The Principles of Our Equitable Community. We expect each member of this class to acknowledge and practice these Principles. Respect for each other and for dif fering viewpoints is a vital component of the learning environment inside and outside the classroom.
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  1. Introduction, History and evolution, Project Types, Construction Industry, Participants
  2. Construction Management Functions, delivery methods, types of contracts, awards & contracts
  3. Scheduling and Critical Path Method
  4. Scheduling and MS Project
  5. Midterm 1
  6. Introduction to Construction Cost Estimates, Intro. to RS Means
  7. Estimating Heavy/Civil Projects, Cranes and Loaders
  8. Building Materials, Construction Methods
  9. Midterm 2
  10. Other Course activities to be scheduled during semester:
    • Procurement, contract admin, bid types & Process
    • Guest Lectures
    • Field Trips
    • Project Presentations
  11. Final Exam