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Baabak Ashuri

Baabak Ashuri


Georgia Tech School of Building Construction

Baabak Ashuri is a Professor in Schools of Building Construction, and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Fellow of Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech. His research has focused on Quantitative Methods for Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management with important contributions in the areas of construction analytics, innovative project delivery, and evaluation of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems. He has 180 publications, including 54 refereed-journal papers, and secured $8.5M funding from NSF, FHWA, USDOT, USDOE, CII, GDOT, and LTRC, to name a few. The impact of Ashuri’s research was recognized by several awards (CII/FIATECH Outstanding Early Career Researcher, ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland, ASC National Research Faculty, DBIA Distinguished Leadership, and AASHTO High-Value Research “Sweet Sixteen”). Ashuri has chaired the ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC) and served on the ASCE Construction Institute (CI) Board of Governors.

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  • Construction Fundamentals: Construction Administration, Project Delivery Systems, Procurement Methods, Contracting Formats, and Risk Management

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    This class will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of construction administration. It will explain why mastering professional construction administration skillsets is critical to the success of an owner of major capital projects. This class will describe major construction administration tasks throughout the various phases of project lifecycle, from idea inception and project planning to construction and project closeout. Participants will be able to recommend an appropriate acquisition strategy to an owner considering the owner’s risk profile and unique project characteristics. Main project delivery systems, major procurement methods, and several contracting formats will be reviewed in the class. Fundamentals of risk management will be presented in the class to help the participants identify appropriate risk allocation mechanisms in construction contracts.