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This on-line workshop will provide a basic overview of project finance theory and a technical review of some of the basic techniques used for the delivery and management of transportation infrastructure projects. Delegates will explore project financial modelling and the inputs and risk associated with such models. The course leans toward the public or owner view although all stakeholder perspectives are incorporated into the course material. The course is ideal for delegates that are new to project finance and PPPs.The lectures will be taught over a 4 week period with live 1 hour on-line sessions held on Tuesdays & Thursdays each week.

Upon completion of the training program, the IRF will administer an on-line knowledge test. Participants with a score of 70% of the exam will be awarded with a certificate verifying their successful completion of the course.

Why Online?

  • Expert training by professionals for Professionals: access IRF’s unique curriculum and lectures developed by world-class specialists
  • Accelerated learning processes: get up to speed and gain new insights in less time and with no travel constraints
  • Full access to learning materials and session recordings
  • Small classrooms & scheduled One-on One sessions between with instructors
  • Self-paced options available
  • Interactive group projects and case studies
  • Receive IRF Certification

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of project finance theory and its application in transportation projects
  • Understand how to calculate and assess basic investment metrics such as net present value and rates of return
  • Understand how to calculate common financial ratios and know how to use them for management and decision making
  • Develop techniques in how to prepare basic financial models for capital projects
  • Understand how to assess project financial models for risk and management considerations

Target Audience

  • National & State Public Officials and other Regional Transportation Authorities
  • Road and Transport Authorities / Agencies
  • Procurement & Contract Departments
  • Private Consultants & Contractors
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Infrastructure Funds / Financial Institutions
  • Senior Financial & Legal Advisors, Technical Advisors , Insurers, Modelers
  • Research Institutes
  • Transport Research Academia

Tuesday – Thursday (12:00 PM– 1:00 PM US EST / 4:00 – 5:00 PM GMT)

International Road Federation
Eric Cook

Eric Dean Cook, PE is a Senior Advisor and Lead Trainer for the International Road Federation. Since 2008, Eric has served as a trainer, speaker, moderator, facilitator and fellow colleague at numerous IRF workshops, panels, forums and trade visits. Eric is the current Chair for the IRF Committee on Alternative Finance & Procurement. He formerly served as a Member of the FIDIC Procurement Policy Sub-Committee and is a former Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies International Committee. In practice, Eric is a registered professional civil engineer and has successfully supervised and managed over $1B in construction placement over his 30 year engineering career. He has a well-rounded stakeholder perspective having worked for such organizations as the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Louis Berger Group, Kanawha Stone Construction Company, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Eric has passed the FINRA Series 79 Investment Banking Representative Exam and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from the University of Manchester, and a MS in Finance from Indiana University.

Computer Requirements

Operating System
Windows 7 - Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), macOS Catalina (10.15), Linux, Google Chrome OS, Android OS 5 (Lollipop) - Android 9 (Pie), iOS 10 - iOS 12, Windows Phone 8+, Windows 8RT+

Web browser
Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
Internet Explorer v11 (with Adobe Flash if running Windows 7)
Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)
Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection
1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)


July 7, 2020
July 30, 2020
Online Training
Online Training,
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
USD $500

USD $750

8 Professional Development Hours

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