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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
12:00 – 12:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by
Shahid “Bobby” Rauf

Project Objective, Scope, and Basic Assumptions

Defining and agreeing to project objectives
S.M.A.R.T. goals
S.W.O.T. analysis

Project Life Cycle Cost and Basic Financial Analysis
Initial cost
Life cycle cost
Payback period
Return on Investment (ROI, Rate of Return (ROR), Return on Equity (ROE),
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
Financial analysis case study

Project Screening/Vetting

Project Team Organization, Transactional Protocols, and Approvals
• Qualifications and appointment of project manager
• Selection, nomination and approval of team members
Protocols associated with project implementation

Phased Implementation of Long Multi-Segmented Projects

Development of Functional Specifications of the System or Process

Project Management Tools
Project schedule development, mapping and flow
Gantt charts
Digital collaboration
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Project Performance Metrics
Earned value management (EVM) and three basic elements
• Planned value (PV), actual cost (AC), and earned value (EV)
• Calculating various performance metrics
Schedule variance (SV)
Schedule performance index (SPI)

Construction and Project Implementation Phase Best Practices
5-S and 5-C processes
Safety during construction phase
Safety risk assessment and risk factor (RF)
Safety and elevated work
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Arc flash hazard
Spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC)
Hazardous waste (RCRA)
Lock out tag out (LOTO)
Importance of interpersonal skills, clear communication and clarification of expectations
Professionalism, workplace harassment, morale, and positive reinforcement on projects

Factory Testing
Factory testing facts, attributes, and best practices

Receive Equipment, Materials, Tools and Supplies for the Installation Phase
Project storage building (PSB)
• Capacity, infrastructure, practices, and security

Pre-Mobilization Transfer of Drawings, Technical Data and Important Safety Information
Objective, mode, and attendance

Required Training of Installation Crew and Necessary Communications to All Concerned
Sign-off requirements and documentation
Vital project communications

On-site System Testing
Objective, scope, and attributes

Project Start-up, Commissioning and Closure
Project closure checklist, reports, and submissions


 Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Administration)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. This educational activity has been evaluated and accredited by The Practicing Institute of Engineering for 7.0 PDHs. It is deemed approved for New York Engineers and Land Surveyors via this accreditation (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2)).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Administration (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Shahid “Bobby” Rauf P.E. C.E.M. C.M.T. MBA

President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC
Professor Rauf has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars, and workshops. Mr. Rauf earned his BS in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. He earned his Executive MBA degree from Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC, US. He is a registered Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, Wyoming, and North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager. He holds a patent in process controls technology. Mr. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPG Industries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. Mr. Rauf is a member of ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education. Professor Rauf has developed and instructed Professional Engineering and Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (NCEES) Prep Courses over the past twenty years. Mr. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuing education, engineering skill building seminars and courses. See testimonials from past attendees at He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University. Professor Rauf has published multiple texts over the last ten years. Professor Rauf also provides text editorial services to River Publishers.