From the Chairman
The scale and size of the infrastructure projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region as a whole, underscores the need for professionals in both public and private sector agencies to have the necessary project management skills to manage such large and significant projects. It is for this reason, that I have asked IRF to develop this training course as part of its yearly training offerings in the Kingdom. This training course will provide project managers from both the public and private sector with the tools to execute projects on-time and on-budget, while at the same time meeting the Kingdom’s high quality standards. Delegates will learn and the understand the importance of good project management practices from the conception and planning to stages to the handover of projects.
It is my pleasure to invite you to attend this excellent training program that is both timely and relevant for the region.
Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
Project Management Expert Registered Professional Engineer
Mr. Michael Avery is an internationally recognized expert in project management, as well as fraud and corruption on transportation projects. He has more than 20 years of experience in both the private sector and government. Mr. Avery has worked in 35 countries around the world and trained more than 1200 persons to minimize Fraud and Corruption. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Martin Van Gils
Business Development Manager | Vigiles
Martin Van Gils holds a master of science in Systems Engineering & Policy Management from Delft University of Technology. He started his career at Siemens Traffic and Transportation Division. He has worked for two different engineering and consulting companies where he has worked on PPP projects & implementing Performance Based Maintenance contracts.
Mr. Van Gils is a member of PIARC Road Tunnel Operations committee and focusses on the ‘soft’ skills necessary to successfully operate complex infrastructures in traffic-, tunnel- and nautical control centers. Currently he is implementing PBM in Road Tunnels. At his company Vigiles, he is the business development manager and works on establishing a new business venture including: a center of excellence; a training facility for Emergency Services and Operators for underground structures and heavy industry that will be realized in the Antwerp - Rotterdam port area.
8:30 – 14:30
Monday, May 9
|Module 1||Introduction, Expectations of Participants, Form Teams|
|Module 2||Review of 3 Case Studies to be Used During the Workshop|
|Module 3||Overview of Highway Project Management Cycle|
|Module 4||Long Range and Short Term Planning and Public Involvement|
|Module 5||Laws, Regulations, Policies and Project Funding|
|Module 6||Protecting the Environment|
|Case Study 1||Ring Road Around the City|
8:30 – 14:30
Tuesday, May 10
|Module 7||Right of Way and Utilities|
|Module 8||Design and Engineering|
|Module 9||Procurement and Contracts|
|Module 10||Effective Contract Management and Real Examples|
|Module 11||People and Relationships|
|Case Study 2||Connector Road|
8:30 – 14:30
Wednesday, May 11
|Module 12||What Can Go Wrong?|
|Case Study 3||Reconstruction of Local Road|
|Module 13||Develop Implementation Plan for Improved Highway Project Management|
|Module 14||Group Presentations and Discussions|
|Module 15||Course Evaluation and Certificates|