Lectures on Construction Project Planning, Management and Engineering Economics Spring 15

Followings are the lecture series on Project Planning, Management and Engineering Economics for Spring 2015. Main pdf lectures from 03 to 10 are provided by Dr. Prof. Syed Muhammad Ali. While the rest of lectures, further readings and matlab m files are provided by Me.

Please note that these are in preparation. Most of the content collected from various sources over internet.

Construction Project Planning & Management:

Lecture 1: Intro

Lecture 2: WBS, Kaizen

Lecture 03a: Project Management Process Group

Lecture 03b: Project Manager’s Role

Lecture 04a: Planning Commission

Lecture 04b: Project Life Cycle

Lecture 05: Project Appraisal

Lecture 06: Scheduling Resources

Lecture 07 & 08: ISO9000, Auditing Process, and ABM 

Lecture 08: Further Readings 01: Manual for Development Projects

Lecture 08: Further Readings 02: Approval of Development Projects

Lecture 08: Further Readings 02a: Project Approving Authorities in Pakistan

Lecture 08: Further Readings 03: Recent News about increase in CDWP limit

Lecture 08: Further Readings 04: Previous News about increase in CDWP limit

Lecture 08: Further Readings 05: Organization Structure of Ministries in KP Province

Lecture 08: Further Readings 06: Guidelines for Project Management

Lecture 08: Further Readings 07: Handbook of Planning Commission

Lecture 08: Further Readings 08: Critical Chain Method

Lecture 08: Further Readings 09: PCDA

Lecture 08: Further Readings 09a: SWOT Analysis

Lecture 08: Further Readings 10: Time Driven Model for Choosing a Decision

Lecture 08: Further Readings 11: Project Life Cycle in Pakistan

Lecture 08: Further Readings 12: Project Management Videos

Lecture 08: Further Readings 13: Info on ABM

Engineering Economics:

Lecture 09: Engineering Economics Introduction

Lecture 09: Further Readings 01: Engineering Economics Introduction

Lecture 09: Further Readings 02: Engineering Economics Formulae

Lecture 09: Further Readings 03: Net Present Value

Lecture 09: Further Readings 04: Interest

Lecture 09: Further Readings 05: Usury

Lecture 09: Further Readings 06: Salvage Value

Lecture 10: Time Value of Money

Lecture 11: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Lecture 11a: SPI & CPI

Lecture 11b: Break-Even Analysis

Lecture 11c: Internal Rate of Return

Lecture 11: Further Readings 01: ADB on B/C

Lecture 11: Further Readings 02: B/C & IRR on Bridge

Lecture 11: Further Readings 03: IRR

MATLAB m files for Economic Analysis:

Matlab m files for formulae of engineering economics can be found here. You can upload them to octave-online.net to run them. Or you can check it on your desktop using gnu octave or matlab.

Primavera and Vico Constructor Video Tutorials:

Learn project planning with engineering applications using Primavera P3 and BIM – Vico Constructor from Youtube Channel of Engr. Qasim Shinwari at https://www.youtube.com/user/913shinwari

Lectures on Steel Structures

Following are lectures on Steel Structures.

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Akhtar Naeem Khan

Lecture 1 – Design Philosophies

Lecture 2 – Introduction to Steel Structures

Lecture 3 – Design Loads

Lecture 4 – Bolted Connections

Lecture 5 – Welded Connections

Lecture 6 – Tension Members

Lecture 7 – Miscellaneous Topics

Lecture 8 – Compression Members

Lecture 9 – Compression Members Problems

Lecture 10 – Beams

Lecture 11 – Beams Problems

Lecture 12 – Composite Beams

Lecture 13 – Plate Girders

Lectures on Introduction to Bridge Engineering

Following is the course content for Introduction to Bridge Engineering

Course Intructor: Prof. Dr. Shahzad Rahman

Course Outline

Introductionary Videos on Bridge

  1. Anchor Block
  2. Brooklyn Bridge
  3. Golden Gate Bridge
  4. History of Bridge Engineering
  5. Introduction to Bridge Engineering
  6. Stone Arch Action
  7. Tacoma Narrow Bridge
  8. Truss Action


Lecture 1: Historical Overview and Introduction

Lecture 1A: Planning of Bridges

Lecture 1A Updated

Lecture 2: Loads, Design Procedures, ASD and LRFD Philosophy

Lecture 2 Updated

Lecture 3: Grillage Method of Superstructure Analysis

Lecture 3 Updated

Lecture 4: Concrete Bridges

Lecture 4B: Concrete Deck Example

Lecture 5: Prestressed Girder Bridge

Lecture 6: Abutments

Lecture 7: Abutments Contd.

Lecture 8: Bearings

Lecture 9A: SAP2000 Bridge Lab Exercise video

Lecture 9B: SAP2000 Bridge pdf files

Lecture 9C: Camtesia player for lab exercise videos

Lecture 9: Bridge Engineering Spreadsheets

The official videos of bridge modeler can be downloaded from SAP2000 Official Videos.


Assignment 3: Slab-Girder Bridge


Mid Term Exam Paper

Final Term Exam Paper

Lectures on Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Following are course content for Introduction to Finite Element Analysis –  FEA.

Course Intructor: Prof. Dr. Shahzad Rahman

Introduction to FEA

Very Informative lectures on FEA are also available on Youtube.


Course Outline

Lecture 1: Overview of Finite Element Method – FEM, Historical Background and its Application

Lecture 2: Method of Weighted Residual, Least Square, Collocation, and Galerkin

Lecture 3: General derivation of Finite Element Equilibrium Equations

Lecture 4: Development of Stiffness Matrix for a Beam Element

Lecture 5: Some rules governing relationship between Global and Local Coordinates

Lecture 6: Comments on Numerical Integration

Lecture 7: Error and Convergence in FEM


Assignment 1: Bar Element Problem

Assignment 2: Beam Problem

Assignment 3: Thick walled cylinder Problem

Solution of Assignments

Note: Solution of Assignment 1 is in Lecture 2. There is excellent solution of axial bar problem using FE and comparing with Exact Solution plot along with matlab code in here.

Solution of Assignment 2

Solution of Assignment 3


Midterm Exam Paper

Final Term Paper

MATLAB Tutorials

Following are MATLAB tutorial available to download:

  1. MATLAB for Civil Engineers
  2. Plotting in MATLAB
  3. Functions and Programming Control Structures in MATLAB
  4. Symbolic, Numerical Calculus and Linear Algebra

Download Beginner’s Lectures on GIS/RS

Introductory Course on GIS/RS Spring 2011

Course Outline for Theory Course
Course Outline for Lab Course
Lecture 01: Introduction to GIS
Lecture 02: Data Model
Lecture 03: Coordinates

Lecture 04: Georeferencing and Geocoding
Lecture 04b: Latitude, Longitude and Projection
Lecture 05: Datasource
Lecture 06: Query and Analysis
Lecture 07: GPS and it’s Error
Lecture 08: Geocomputation
Lecture 09: Remote Sensing
Lecture 10: Photogrammetry Survey
Lecture 11: Image Processing