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Video Conference

Construction Project Management/Contract Adminstration

  • Mar 1, 2017 (9:30 - 4:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 3:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Good construction project management and administration practices are critical to all departments of transportation and local jurisdictions that build highway infrastructure with public funds. This presentation is a short overview of the 5 key areas of typical highway and bridge project management. It is a condensed version of a 2 day course prepared by ESI International for the North Dakota DOT (NDDOT). The NDDOT course includes specific forms and policies that apply to NDDOT. This condensed version has been scrubbed of those issues and simply covers typical practices used by DOT staff or their consultants when interacting with the contractor between the time of bidding and the completion of the project.

Concepts to be covered include:

  • Introduction to PM, what is PM, roles and responsibilities, project documentation and tools, importance of good project management
  • The preconstruction conference
  • Job startup
  • Managing project work – supervising, documentation, change resolution, materials, compliance, timely decisions
  • Project closeout and documentation


Brian Fuder is the engineering training manager for Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University. Prior to joining UGPTI, Brian served as associate professor of Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology at North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton, ND. Prior to NDSCS, he worked at the MnDOT in construction inspection and maintenance. Fuder currently teaches the NDDOT construction project management certification course for inspectors and their associated consultants.

Target Audience

Construction project managers and general construction inspection staff.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050