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Samer el Barakeh was born in Lebanon, 1973. He completed his Bachelor in Engineering-CCE at Beirut Arab University-Lebanon in 1996 with honours. Samer was granted Masters Degree in Project Management (MPM) from the University of Sydney-Australia with honours. He also gained the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential from The Project Management Institute (PMI). Samer is a member of the Order of Architects and Engineers in Lebanon since 1996, The Project Management Institute (PMI), Arabian Gulf Chapter (AGC-PMI) and Lebanon Chapter-PMI. During his 13 years of professional experience in Lebanon, Australia and Saudi Arabia, Samer held many positions among them: Telecommunication Site Engineer, Site Manager, Low Current Service Head, and he is currently Senior Systems Analyst at the General Project Construction Division. Samer is a Project Management Consultant and Training Provider for universal organizations like Business Management Consultants (USA) and PMCTQuest (Canada) Samer is a Registered Training Provider for Project Management Professional (PMP), and he provides training in Program Management, Portfolio Management,PMO...

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November 20, 2008

Project Management and Construction Management

Construction Management is Project Management tailored to the specific needs of construction projects.
Project Management: Leadership + Scope, Schedule, Budget, QA/QC, HR, Reporting, Risk & Contracts.
Construction Management: Project Management AND extra consideration of Safety, Environment, Finance and Claims.


Project Management includes fully understanding and being responsible of and accountable for the below mentioned without having to do them personally. Integrating them into a project plan, manage its execution, control changes to it, and then closing the project:

1. Define scope, develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and then verify and control this scope.
2. Do activity sequencing, activity resource and duration estimation, develop schedule, and then control it.
3. Estimate cost, determine budget, and then control costs.
4. Include steps for QA, and then assure quality by QC.
5. Determine and acquire HR requirements, and then manage teams.
6. Communicate information to people, and then develop performance reports.
7. Identify project risks, plan response to them, and then monitor and control them.
8. Plan purchases, select sellers, and then administer contracts & close them.

Construction Management ADDS, to the above listed, the following areas that apply specifically to construction industry:

9. Plan safety, and then assure and control safety.
10. Determine environmental requirements, and then perform and control them.
11. Determine project financial requirements, and then control financial aspects & records.
12. Identify and Quantify Claims, and then try to prevent claims from occurring or resolve occurring ones.


  1. The 12 Steps are very useful especially managing projects. It is very difficult to manage projects since I need to do multitasking and be a good decision maker at the same time.

  2. There are many more benefits of pursuing PMP Certification Training in USA It draws out the hidden skills and increase your market value that can be much beneficial for the future.



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