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About the course

A construction project is a vehicle to bring about change. A built environment professional with responsibility for the construction and maintenance of e.g. roads, houses, airports, schools and hospitals needs to manage various vital resources for this change to happen, such as cost, time, people and materials. At the intersection between technology and management, the overall aim of the programme is to train you to manage projects in a built environment context.

To work as manager in the built environment sector means having knowledge on construction specific elements like technical, environmental, legal, and contractual demands. You will also be trained in skills needed to manage projects involving knowledge on project management methods, financial accounting methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM), logistics, quality management, strategic management, and, real estate and facility management. The strong collaborative characteristics of the construction industry, where projects are carried out in temporary and interdisciplinary project organizations supported by networks of colleagues, also needs training and knowledge related to organizational culture, leadership, communication, team work, decision making, collaborative relations, and knowledge and learning.

Course Objectives

By providing participants with a broad repertoire of problem-solving methods and by integrating theory and practice, we train you to understand the complexity in the actualization of a construction project.

The programme offers a mixture of conventional lectures and seminars, supported by online resources and a variety of external sources of information. It benefits from the use of case studies, real life projects and collaboration with industry. Student presentations and group work are important parts. To stimulate an efficient exchange of experiences and knowledge, a main pedagogical idea is to enhance your co-operative and communicative skills.

The course focuses on teaching the foundation to provide insight into the design and construction processes based on management. It is designed specifically to provide an overview of design and construction management skills, competencies and tasks. The course aims to analyze system, strategies and management principles for project delivery systems, contracts, value engineering, risk management, design and construction planning in building environment.

Course Outline

  • Introduction, Design and Construction Management Concepts and Methods Project Organization
  • Management Acts and Facts/ Project Planning, Project Monitoring, Project Control
  • Integrated Design / Knowledge Management / Time management + Case Study
  • Total Quality Management + Quality Management
  • Cost Management , Time Cost Quality Equilibrium - Comporative Analysis
  • Risk Management / Principles for Project Delivery Systems
  • Case Study Presentations + Discussions

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course will benefit field administrators-in-training, field representatives of architects, engineers, contractors, employers and government agencies, construction inspectors, construction managers, project managers, and others responsible for effective field administration in building construction.

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