Construction Business Management
|Course code ARBE3300||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment|
This course presents a contemporary perspective of the theoretical scope and practical skills required to manage a firm operating in the construction industry. It examines various management concepts and techniques associated with operational and strategic activities, developing the student's ability to critically evaluate their appropriateness for use in a variety of situations. It reviews classical, behavioural and contemporary management theories, and their deployment in response to competitive triggers encountered in dynamic operational environments. The course is underpinned by a systemic perspective of the firm's functions, and extends this through permeable organisational boundaries to consider competitive collaboration within temporary project organisations; modes of innovation; and the influence of collaborative information/communication technology, and building information modelling.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this course students should be able to:|
1. Review the management function in the context of a firm operating in the construction industry.
2. Evaluate the factors influencing the design of business structure and operational procedure for a firm operating in the dynamic context of the construction industry.
3. Describe strategic management for a firm operating in the construction industry.
- Organisation theories
- Human relations
- Technology (incl. ICT/BIM)
- Human resources
Design of business structure and operational procedures:
- Job specialisation
- Span of control
- Project teams
- SWOT analysis
- Goal setting
- Progress monitoring
- Environmentally reactive
- Environmentally proactive
- Key Performance Indicators
- Quality Management
- Relationship Management
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Building Information Modelling
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ARBE3300|