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Infrastructure Project Control: New Paradigm

Upskill to cope with the complex nature of infrastructure projects. This course will enable you to develop the digital planning and control skills required for the construction of infrastructure. The interactive workshops and site visits will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on and first-hand experience from real-world cases.

About this course

This course will equip you with the skills required to cope with the complexities of executing infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on transport infrastructure. It is built around the technical and managerial aspects of working efficiently in an environment with multiple stakeholders, who often have competing demands for shared resources.

There are also diverse physical obstacles and managerial and legal constraints to account for. Operating in difficult terrain where public safety and the day-to-day operation of existing infrastructure assets, must also be taken into account.

This course will review case studies that highlight challenges and will demonstrate how digital platforms and technologies can be adapted  to successfully execute infrastructure projects, with minimum disruption.

A team consisting of academics, industry professionals and infrastructure sector leaders will contribute to teaching the course. The industry leaders will come from both government sources and major contractors of infrastructure projects, who will provide a vision of where the industry is heading and exchange ideas about challenges faced and the future of the sector.

Course structure

The course requires four hours of pre-reading to understand the basic concepts of planning and control of infrastructure projects. This will be followed by four days of block-mode workshops, using case-based learning. Participants will also be engaged in group work and class discussions, in order to learn from each other.

The course will cover the following content:

Day one: Infrastructure procurement

  • Infrastructure projects lifecycle planning (business case, preconstruction development, design and construction)
  • Understanding contracts and their requirements in project control
  • Project scope modelling - work breakdown structure formats for infrastructure projects
  • Case study.

Day two: Planning for infrastructure construction and managing interruptions

  • Project schedule development using Primavera or Project
  • Rail/road traffic disruption, managing disruption requirements and impacts on the construction schedule
  • Road closures and night works
  • Utility services relocation (oil/gas, water, power, telco) - interface with construction tasks
  • Schedule risk modelling and analysis
  • Resource loading and cash flow development using Primavera or Project
  • Baseline program development
  • Case study.

Day three: Intelligent and real-time project control

  • Progress data gathering; satellite and aerial imagery, drones for visual inspection
  • Progress measurement through earned value management
  • Delay analysis (commercial and technical aspects) and critical path fluctuation
  • Progress report development, time, cost and scope
  • Public and stakeholder communication platforms
  • Project data analytics using Microsoft Power BI
  • Case study.

Day four: Site tour

  • Visit sites and construction plants
  • Review constructability and the impact of congestion and local traffic on productivity
  • Visit the impact of utility services and under-operation facilities and their interface with construction tasks
  • Observe safety matters and management of safety issues at site.

Learning outcomes

  • Upskil in a rapidly growing sector of construction industry that faces a shortage of skill and competencies
  • Learn about state-of-the-art planning and control technologies
  • Pave the way for a smooth career progression to senior and decision-making positions
  • Benefit from a first-hand knowledge transfer from experienced infrastructure professionals.

Enrolment requirement

Preferably a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in any sector of the construction industry OR, at least a Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Project Management. Experience in the manufacturing sector may also be considered.


Full price:

  • $3,000


  • A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni discount
  • A discount of 15% is available to:
    • Members of  Project Management Institute Sydney Chapter (PMI)
    • Australian Institute of Project Management  (AIPM)
    • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • Australian Contractors Association (ACA)
    • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    • UTS Postgraduate Students of DAB.

Please email with your expression of interest. Once verified, you will be supplied with a voucher code to apply to your cart.

COVID-19 Information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.

Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building (DAB). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. DAB will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at


Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for:

  • Anyone seeking a career change to infrastructure projects (who come from the building industry or manufacturing industry)
  • Anyone aiming to facilitate their progression in this sector, including project and/or construction managers; commercial professionals (planners, cost controllers, contract managers) and project engineers
  • Anyone wanting to explore and learn new technologies to address the ever-changing challenges of infrastructure construction.


05 April




3 wks

Meet the Experts

Rouhi Mobtadi

Rouhi Mobtadi

Rouhi is a senior project planning and control manager with more than 15 years of experience in highly complex infrastructure projects, mainly in Victoria. These include the Victoria Regional Rail Revival, National Broadband Network and the Mordialloc Freeway.

Rouhi has a strong record of accomplishments in incorporating digital platforms and advanced methods into developing achievable project plans and programs, status monitoring and delay analysis for infrastructure projects. He has a proven academic background with a Master’s degree in Project Management, PMI-SP and PRINCE2 certificates.

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Lee Price

Lee Price

Lee has more than 30 years of civil engineering and project management experience for both private and public sectors clients. He has worked on large transport infrastructure projects around Australia, including the Homebush Bay Rail Line (Sydney), Olympic Park Station (Sydney), Cross City Tunnel (Sydney), Eastlink (Melbourne), Urban Superway (Adelaide) and Airport Link (Brisbane).

Currently, Lee is focused on developing a better way to assist clients and contractors to improve the outcomes of major projects, through the use of the integration of a technology driven management platform.

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Dr Alireza Fini

Dr Alireza Fini
Senior Lecturer

Alireza is a Senior Lecturer of construction management at the School of Built Environment. He has over 19 years of experience in the construction industry, covering a mix of professional practice, higher education teaching and academic research. Within the infrastructure sector, he has worked for multinational corporations in engineering and construction of civil and energy infrastructures.

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Book a session

Mon 05 Apr 2021 -
Fri 30 Apr 2021
Expert: Rouhi Mobtadi, Lee Price, Dr Alireza Fini
  • UTS Campus - CB10.7.101 & 102
  • On-campus
  • 4 sessions, 28 hours total

Online pre-readings during the week commencing on Monday 5 April 2021.

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