Course Code: 5620430
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer NUH NADİ BAKIR
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

To introduce the concept of construction project management and fundamentals of construction planning. To provide students with information on contract types, organisational structures, procedures and practical aspects of site management. To present basics of planning, network analysis and techniques for making cost-time tradeoffs.

Course Content

Introduction to management, general description of construction industry, contract systems, types of construction contracts. Review of typical organizational structures for construction companies and projects. Planning and scheduling, resource analyses and leveling, management of resources. Survey of main activities and procedures for starting a new project. Communication basics and communication in construction sites. Monitoring and control systems. Procedures and formalities for project completion.

Learning Outcomes

Course objectives are significantly related with the following ABET outcomes: a. An ability to communicate effectively. b. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. c. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. d. A knowledge of contemporary issues. e. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.