Building Construction Management & Economics

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Building Construction Management & Economics

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Construction Management, Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Construction history, construction techniques for domestic and commercial projects, building economics & time management, procurement methods, contract administration and value engineering.
    Course Introduction
    The course provides an introduction to building construction techniques ranging from domestic housing to high-rise commercial development. While at the same time providing the participants with an appreciation of associated issues such as construction economics, measurement, contract procurement and control, and life cycle analysis. Finally the course aims to equip students with construction value adding techniques such as cash flow control, construction risk analysis and value management.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Analyse the principal forms of construction used in Australia. The materials and construction techniques used and terminology as it applies to building.
    • Understand the services installed in commercial buildings, the basic functions and terminology used.
    • Evaluate and prepare a basic construction time and cost plan and to analyse a project.
    • Critically evaluate the construction contracting process, and be able to undertake risk and value management analysis of a project
    • Understand the economics of the construction industry and the legislative framework within which it operates.
    • Analyse construction workplace risk assessments and their application to construction workplace health and safety.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
    Assessment Summary
    Tutorial Exercise: 20%
    Report: 25%
    Project Plan: 20%
    Final Exam: 35%

Course Disclaimer

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