Contemporary Approaches to Construction Management Education

Akdeniz, Cemil (2016) Contemporary Approaches to Construction Management Education. Eurasian Journal of Science & Engineering, 1 (2). ISSN 2414-5629

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In today‟s conditions, managerial skills supply is an important competitive advantage for construction companies as well as technical skills. As a part of civil engineering department, construction management has an important role in construction technology. It covers new management techniques, economic, legal, political and environmental effects of the construction sector and similar administrative issues. As a result, it provides an important contribution on construction industry to get the right human resources profile. The purpose of this study is to determine the subjects which are supposed to be included in the construction management education by examining the training programs of international education organizations according to the needs of the construction sector. At the same time, managerial and personal skills for new graduates who will take part in the future management team are discussed. In this context, construction management courses offered in the universities have been investigated. Some topics were identified as a result of a benchmarking studies and literature review. A questionnaire has been prepared according to these topics and some managerial and personal skills. The questionnaire has been revised by discussing it with the senior and experienced people in the construction industry. Later it was sent to people who work at the senior executive positions in the public and private companies. In the end, personal and managerial skills which are considered important for the construction management are determined and some recommendations for construction management education are made

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Management Education, Construction Industry, Managerial Skills
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering > VOL 1, NO 2 (2016)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 12:57
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 12:57

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