Course Code: 5620332
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET CEVDET YALÇINER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

To introduce the students a general picture of the construction industry together with the contemporary management topics. To provide the students with basic information on principles of construction project management and increase their awareness on major tasks of a construction manager. To present some of the techniques and methods used during the management of a construction project such as network analysis, cost estimating techniques, hourly output estimation of equipment etc. To help the students to understand the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in a construction project, basic phases of a construction project and the way different parties work together to increase performance in a construction project. To give them brief information about the Turkish construction industry and Turkish practice giving reference to current rules and regulations (eg. Health and Safety Regulations for Public Works). To increase the awareness of students on the issues of quality, health and safety, professional responsibility, engineering ethics etc. and the environmental and economic impacts of the construction industry.

Course Content

Profile of the construction sector; company and site organization and types of contracts. Construction projects; estimating, tendering, planning and execution. Professional responsibility and engineering ethics. Productivity, quality, health and safety issues. Construction equipment; selection criteria, hourly cost determination and output analysis of excavators.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be furnished with the basic principles of construction project management,project delivery systems and contract strategy, cost estimating and tendering, construction planning, quality management, health and safety and construction equipments. This course is designed to give an overall introductory information in the field of construction management at the undergraduate level.