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Donald R Watson Seminar in Construction Engineering & Management

A series of ten presentations by key leaders from a range of top companies in the construction industry. Following each presentation there are focused 1-1 discussions with speakers and their associated company team members regarding career options in various segments of the industry.


Infrastructure Project Delivery

Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include transportation, social infrastructure, energy, water and communications sectors. Analysis of how projects are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained. Focus is on public works projects globally, alternative project delivery approaches and organizational strategies. Case studies include three real infrastructure megaprojects managed by the Instructor while in Industry. Nine integrated guest lecturers from Industry supplement specific functional areas of expertise. Student teams prepare competing design/build/finance/operate/maintain (DBFOM) proposals for a large infrastructure project.


Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar

Nine current global infrastructure projects presented by top project executives or company leaders from industry. Water, transportation, energy and communication projects are featured. Course provides comparisons of project development, win and delivery approaches for mega-projects around the world. Alternative project delivery methods, the role of public and private sector, different project management and construction strategies, and lessons learned. The course also includes field trips to local mega-projects.