Building Construction Management & Economics
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Construction Management, Economics
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionConstruction history, construction techniques for domestic and commercial projects, building economics & time management, procurement methods, contract administration and value engineering.Course IntroductionThe 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 ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hourAssessment SummaryTutorial Exercise: 20%Report: 25%Project Plan: 20%Final Exam: 35%
- 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.
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