of needs and creation of the professional training in the area
of preparation and management of infrastructure construction projects
financed by the European Union".
University of Valencia, School of Civil Engineering (PUV), 27-28
Prof. José Aguilar - Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, PUV,
- Dr María Boquera, Coordinator of International Affairs (School
of Civil Engineering, PUV)
- Dr inż. Andrzej Minasowicz - Promoter, Warsaw University of Technology,
- Prof. Dr hab. inż. Leonas Ustinovicius - VGTU,
- MSc. Darius Migilinskas - VGTU,
- President Mieczysław Grabiec - SIDiR, Poland
- Prof. Jose Teixeira, University of Minho, UMINHO, Portugal
- Dr Eugenio Pellicer - Polytechnic University of Valencia, PUV,
- Dr inż. Paweł Nowak - Director, PBCP, Poland
- Mrs. M. Amalia Sanz - PUV
- Mrs. Gloria I. Carvajal - PUV.
Project Advisory Board Members were present (at 28th October 2005):
- Prof. Joaquin Catalá - PUV
27th OCTOBER 2005
1. The meeting was open by Prof. José Aguilar, Dean of the School
of Civil Engineering, PUV. He welcomed participants. Than Dr María
Boquera presented the School.
2. The Promoter
presented schedule for the meeting for final acceptance (see program
3. Jose Teixeira
presented aggregate report from the questionnaire, positive opinions
about the questionnaire from Members of the Project Advisory Board
and the works connected with WP II was officially finished.
4. All Partners
presented the results of the WPIII - national versions of the reports
and Eugenio Pellicer presented the assumptions for the layout of
the General Table of Stages for the Investment Process and relevant
legal regulations. Minor change was needed for the table: point
5.1.8. should be: "Economic close out of the contract between
the contractor and the client or
when apply - client represented by consultant (final
payment and release of retainage or warranty)".
that WPIII will be prepared in English and national languages. The
aggregate report, prepared by PUV will consist of:
- description of the tables,
- set of national reports in English,
- set of reports in national languages,
- comparison of the most important procedures in Partners countries
- preparation of the tender procedures,
- entering the contract procedures.
tendering will be presented in the form of flowcharts (one for "design-build"
and one for "build" tenders). The procedures will be presented
from Contractor point of view. Contract procedures will be presented
as the short description of the standards used in the Partners countries.
The legal regulation
in the table, for better use, will be presented in colors, relevant
to one of the group:
- general construction - BLACK
- EU directives - ORANGE
- tendering - BLUE
- health and safety - RED
- environment protection - GREEN
Some legal regulations
will apply for "block" of stages (several steps of the
procedure together). Some very detailed steps of the investment
process will be left with no relevant legal regulations - are those
regulated by standards or detailed instructions.
In Polish table - additional law will be presented - the law giving
description of the independent duties and definitions of the participants
of the investment process.
Jose Teixeira mentioned the intricacy of specific construction regulations
and other laws (for example when externalities apply).
Partners agreed that final national reports (together with
algorithms and contract conditions descriptions) will be send to
PUV before 7th November 2005 and draft
final report will be send by PUV to
the promoter before 15th November 2005.
The final version of the report, together with algorithms comparison
will be prepared by PUV before 30th November
2005 and will be discussed by all Partners
5. All Partners
presented and discussed results of the works on WP IV - the manual,
teacher manual and methodology of courses. Detailed contents of
the manual, examples of texts, exercises and case studies were presented.
6. The day was
finished at visit to the Politechnic City of Innovation (PUV).
28th OCTOBER 2005
continued discussion about the manual.
Partners agreed the general assumptions:
- in course
manual for the participants - chapters will consist of content related
text connected with the subject and case study or case studies,
- in the teacher's
manual for the tutor the methodology and exercises with answer key
will be presented,
- the course
manual should address the practical aspects always when possible,
- case studies will be relevant to the construction infrastructure
projects financed from European Union.
some detailed aspects for the chapters:
- chapter 1
- some written material from Partners is needed for proper preparation
of the chapter, the SIDIR's questions facilitating the description
of national procedures were discussed. All
Partners will prepare the relevant information for SIDIR
before 30th November 2005.
- chapter 2
- although the theoretical information is very important the chapter
has to be practical. Some elements of the computer software has
to be presented. Presentation of the ways how the Client prepared
the schedule and how the Contractor, when scheduling tries to fulfill
the Clients expectations. What criteria are used.
- chapter 3
- some elements of risk management have to be considered, some common
exercises with chapter 2 are possible and should be considered (like
control of time and cost)
- chapter 4
- this chapter will be divided on two sub- chapters: QUALITY part
and H&S part.
the steps for preparation of the manual - see the detailed schedule
of the project.
of courses were presented by Paul Nowak and discussed. Partners
initially agreed that courses should cover 15 hours of lecturing
per chapter. Methodology assumption attached. The final version
of the methodology will be discussed and decided by all
Partners in Porto.
3. Test courses
were discussed. Partners agreed that:
- test courses
will be held in national languages, in each Partner's countries,
- test course
will cover 4-5 hours presentations, together with internet platform
- selected materials
from each chapter will be presented,
will be gathered from the participants (assessment of the didactic
material and methodology),
- the participants
will be chosen from the construction companies and local authorities
(minimum eight person per test course),
- tutor - the
project representatives or appointed experts from industry.
- dates of the
courses - in February / March will be agreed by
all Partners before the meeting in Porto. (the "pilot
test course" in Portugal will be organized before Porto meeting)
- see the detailed schedule of the project.
discussed assumptions for the Internet Platform as presented by
Paul Nowak. Partners gave some advises for improvement:
- main page
should be presented in national languages and English,
- Platform will
consist parallel text in English and national languages,
- links to the
general laws and regulations should be included in the Platform,
without the detailed links to the individual articles of the law.
- place for
marketing of the courses should be foreseen.
SIDIR, PUV and VGTU will send to PBCP
the proper quality and format logos (in Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator
*.cdr, *.psd or *.ai) before 30th November
The second draft
of the Platform will be presented in Porto. The first version attached
in zipped file.
agreed the dissemination activities:
Partners will maintaint the writen information about the
project at their websites, with direct link to the project website
at WUT server: http://www.il.pw.edu.pl/~iipbiz/leonardoIV/opiseng.htm
Partners will inform about the LdV project at their seminar,
conferences and meetings with industry,
- the relevant
publication of the questionnaire results at the "JOURNAL OF
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT" (ISSN 1392-3730) the official publication
of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Jose
Teixeira will prepare before 15th November 2005 the draft
of the article. All partners - before the
7th November 2005 - will seek for national references (or
state that there is no references in the relevant research areas).
The article will consist of the description of the work done for
WP II and description of the "statistic tools" used. Darius
Miliginskas will be responsible for technical part of the
article and procedures for the article publication - before
the 30th November 2005 - when the text for the editor should
Grabiec will prepare series of articles about the management
procedures and LdV project in the bulletin of Chamber of Polish
Engineers, in the first quarter of 2006,
Pellicer mentioned that information about the project will
be published in the PUV students bulletin, as done previously, at
the end of 2005, or early 2006,
Minasowicz and Paul Nowak will prepare relevant articles
for the Conference titled "Education in Civil Engineering"
in Mikołajki, 21st November 2005. Information
about the project will be also circulated during all courses and
seminars organized by Department of Construction Engineering and
Management of Warsaw University of Technology and PBCP.
Minasowicz and Paul Nowak will prepare the relevant publication
about the project in "Construction Review" (in March 2006),
Polish professional magazine,
- the details
of the final dissemination conference for the project (in May 2006)
will be discussd by all Partners in Porto.
Partners will prepare the detailed information what kind
of dissemination activities was done and what is going to be prepared
(publications, meetings, etc.) before 15th
Promoter will display the results of the questionnaire on
the project website before 15th November 2005.
Partners will send the questionnaire results to the selected
responders (those who showed the will to receive more information
about the project) before 15th November 2005.
discussed the administrative issues:
the contacts with PAB members,
- detailed schedule
of the project (see attachment)
- possible cost
allocation within the Partners budget. All Partners will prepare
the proposal of allocations, if necessary, for the meeting in Porto.
Two categories: "staff costs" and "overheads"
can not be changed.
confirmed the following dates of meetings:
- PORTO - 23-24
- WARSAW - 25-26
May 06 - together with final dissemination Conference.