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Property Developers Toolkit

This programme is geared to help you incorporate the entrepreneurial process to your Construction Management activities to achieve profitable success.

Overview

The need to successfully manage a construction project is no longer a luxury but a necessity. The construction industry is rapidly evolving and changing presenting new opportunities and challenges.

The construction project manager must coordinate, budget, and supervise the construction project from start to finish by exercising a high level of control of the project’s time, cost and quality.

A successful project results in minimizing delays and at the same time giving best value for money.

Introduction

The aim of the programme is to save project costs and reduce the project life cycle.

The programme provides you with a rare combination of simplified theoretical foundations coupled with real-life implementation examples from our faculty’s experience.

From conceptual design to commissioning, the programme will focus on those aspects that have the most impact on a project’s success.

Expect to get insights on how to reduce your cost of international procurement and avoiding hefty tax charges among other topics.

For Who

The learning in this programme is highly applicable to both small and large projects.

A background in construction or Eengineering is not required. This programme is highly recommended for:

• Developers
• Contractors
• Project managers
• Housing SACCOs
• Construction industry service providers
• Quantity surveyors
• Engineers
• Architects
• Property managers

Key Focus Areas

Participants will cover the following areas:

  • Consultant selection
  • Negotiations
  • Contracting
  • Technology transfer
  • Economics
  • Procurement
  • Financial monitoring
  • Management team selection
  • Construction project management
  • Energy efficiency for green development

Programme Benefits

The topics covered will allow participants achieve the following:

  • Learn how to save project costs and reduce project life cycle
  • Provide skills and knowledge that will help participants get more done.
    From conceptual design to commissioning, the programme will focus on those aspects that have the most impact on a project’s success.
  • The curriculum is geared to help participants incorporate the entrepreneurial process to their construction management activities to achieve profitable success.
  • We will provide you with a rare combination of solid theoretical foundations coupled with real-life implementation examples from our faculty’s experience, as well as yours.

Programme Delivery

This programme will bring together an optimum mix of practitioners from the construction industry, and will draw from their knowledge and experience as much as from our world-class faculty.

We will provide you with a rare combination of solid theoretical foundations coupled with real-life implementation examples from our faculty’s experience, as well as yours.

Contacts

For more information, write to eeopenprograms@strathmore.edu or Shadrack on smwangangi@strathmore.edu. Tel: +254 703 034 543 /Cell: +254 728 983 306. Visit www.sbs.strathmore.edu.

Meet the Faculty

Raul Figueroa, Course Leader
Raul is the Project Manager for Strathmore University and is currently heading Strathmore’s acclaimed expansion. His experience includes management of engineering teams as well as spearheading construction and industrial projects in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the USA. Raul’s areas of expertise are high performance team building, procurement, negotiations, technology transfer and re-engineering. The Strathmore project is one of the most technologically advanced in East Africa. And all this at a staggering 45% cost savings against the quoted rates at the time of tender. For this project Raul has visited over 40 cities in China and has entered into deals with over 100 suppliers and successfully imported close to 95 containers so far. And in the process saved over 300 million in this project alone. He has helped established enterprises in successfully revising their corporate procurement strategies to include direct international purchasing as well as advised in some start-ups in partnerships with Chinese suppliers. His lecturing style is pragmatic and he draws for his own experience and that of other effective Project Managers, and his knowledge of economics, engineering, and behavioral sciences. He holds a Bsc. in Electrical Engineering.
Amarjit Singh Virdi
Amarjit Singh Virdi is a qualified Electronics Engineer from Birmingham University. He has been working for the last 18 years as a Building Contractor and Project Manager and has gathered on the way an unusual set of skills in all aspects of the building processes. This knowledge base, hands-on experience and resourcefulness gives him the capability to solve problems in a practical and cost-effective manner. Because of this, Strathmore chose Amarjit as their Materials Procurement Consultant for their expansion project and has been instrumental in making Strathmore’s venture into Direct International Procurement smooth and productive. With Raul, Amarjit has also helped others who wanted to buy factory direct in identifying suppliers, negotiations and logistics. After visiting and establishing links with dozens of suppliers in 35 cities, he knows China and Chinese business very well. Amarjit is an excellent lecturer and mentor.



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Key Details

Dates: 28th – 30th August 2019

Cost: Kshs. 136,500

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