Course Goal

The purpose of this course is to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding on the planning of various phases of construction projects and its management.

Demonstrate their ability to plan and manage the construction projects with specific emphasis on the Time scheduling, Cost planning and estimation, Resource management, Quality management and Safety management.

Course Topics

Topics in Engineering economics

·       Time value of money 

·       Sources of funding

·       Cash flow

·       Rate of return, cost benefit analysis, replacement analysis

·       Infrastructure financing

·       Construction accounting

·       Equipment cost

Topics in Construction Estimation

·       Excavation Projects

·        Quantity Take-offs

·       Estimating Construction Equipment

·       Estimating Labour productivity

·       Rate Analysis

·       Putting the bid together

Topics in Construction Management

·       Building project Networks

·       Critical Path Method (CPM) and PDM

·       Resource Leveling

·       PERT technique

·       Earned Value for Project Control

·       Network Crashing

·       IT technologies in Construction

·       Introduction to advanced topics

Evaluation

·       Quiz 1 - 10%

·       Quiz 2 - 10%

·       Assignments - 10%

·       Projects – 20%

·       Final Exam - 50%