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Meeting Summary


 Thursday, January 12th, 2023


 6:30 p.m. Virtual Networking

 6:45 p.m. Business Mtg/Announcements

 7:00 p.m. Technical Presentation

Please Note:  This is a Live Webinar Technical Presentation


 MS Teams Virtual Meeting


 Determining Activity Durations in the Construction Schedule


 Dr. Saleh Mubarak, Consultant and Adjunct Professor at USF Tampa


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Technical Program:

Determining Activity Durations in the Construction Schedule



AACE International Recommended Practice No. 32R-04, Determining Activity Durations, is an introduction to the topics necessary for this stage of the schedule development process. In this presentation, Dr. Mubarak expands on those topics from a Construction Schedule perspective, including areas that were not covered in the RP. These topics include: the impact of resources on activity durations, the relationship between the cost estimate and the schedule, and establishing allowances for time contingency. His review of the methods used to establish activity durations for construction schedules will address the following questions:

·       Who should determine the durations?

·       What is the owner’s responsibility?

·       Where does one find sources for production rates?

·       How important is duration accuracy?

·       Should risk management techniques influence the process?


Speaker:     Dr. Saleh Mubarak

Dr. Saleh A. Mubarak, professor, consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer, is an international authority in project planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and project controls. He is the author of two books, “Construction Project Scheduling and Control”and “How to Estimate with Means Data: Basic Skills for Building Construction”.

Dr. Mubarak holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering / construction management from Clemson University and a M.Sc. in civil engineering / structures from Ohio University. Academically, he served for five years at Qatar University, first as professor and then as department head, and his extensive experience in continuing education and professional training has taken him around the world. He is currently an independent consultant and adjunct professor at USF (Tampa).

Dr. Mubarak has over 30 years of diversified experience in the construction industry. He has worked in the private and public sectors, both in the U.S. and internationally. Positions held include civil engineer, structural engineer, project manager, project engineer, cost estimator, planner, scheduler, project controls manager, cost manager, and training manager.


As an active member of several professional organizations, including PMI and AACE International, Dr. Mubarak has given presentations at many local, regional, and international events. Topics include project planning, scheduling, and project controls, but he is also an advocate for holistic healthy living. To learn more about Dr. Saleh Mubarak, click here, for his personal interview with Dr. Kamran Akbarzadeh, the co-director of the Project Control Academy.

RSVPs must be received on or before 5pm on Wednesday, 11-January 2023. Your friends and colleagues are always welcome; membership in AACE is not required. In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please inform us before the meeting.

Click here to RSVP before end of business day Wednesday, 01/11/2023.

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