Introduction to Management in Construction
Get constructive and stake out a foundation in management. Study the construction project life cycle and the role of the industry in communities. Understand what managers, quantity surveyors and project managers do. Learn management techniques.
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At the completion of this subject students will:
- analyse how management principles, in the broad areas of construction project management, apply to different stakeholders in project development processes
- discuss and reflect upon the construction industry and its place in the community and the external factors that influence it
- analyse the roles and functions of professional disciplines and the range of management concepts and techniques utilized by professionals in the delivery of construction projects.
- Introduction to Construction Industry Management
- National economy and the construction industry
- Understanding project lifecycle stages
- Construction contract documents
- Team selection procedures in the construction industry
- Innovative practices in contemporary construction management
- Managing risks and uncertainties in construction project delivery
- Professional bodies in the construction industry: the making of the project team
- Professional ethics and, crime and corruption in the construction industry
- Professional service marketing
- Corporate Social Responsibility
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Construction Industry Management.
This subject will provide students with an overview of the construction industry, project life cycle, the industry’s place in the community and external factors that influence it. The role, functions, and professional practices of construction managers, quantity surveyors and project managers will be discussed. Students will be introduced to a range of management concepts and techniques associated with construction projects.
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- Online Test (20%)
- Collaborative Reflective Journal (30%)
- Essay (50%)