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Construction Management

Construction Management is management of a project in the construction industry.


Construction Management means the overall planning, coordinating and control of a project from the starting to end day of its completion. It is also known as Construction Project Management. The place of work is called construction industry and it is composed of five sectors- residential, commercial, heavy civil, industrial, and environmental. 

Studying this field will prepare students to understand, manage and control the projects in the construction industry. A construction manager is a person who carry out these projects and his duties includes- planning, directing and coordinating activities on construction sites, overseeing project design, hiring and supervising workers, choosing contractors, and monitoring supplies. They are the one who prepare budgets and the progress reports in their work. 

Basically they do not do any real/actual construction but are responsible for the other management activities taking place on the work field. They are responsible for construction sites 24 hours a day.



To serve the clients best interest first and also is an owner's representatives 

Reduce overall project costs, contact negotiation, reducing change orders, orders reduction in time and elimination of unnecessary scope and cost.

Advising the team for best results

Enhance quality control to reduce potential for defects and poor workmanship.

Provide realistic and reliable budgets and protecting the Owner from unnecessary liability.

Optimize and accelerate the design and construction schedule.

Provide cost effective document controls, 

Protect the Owner from unnecessary liability.

Provide management expertise, applying resources wherever needed.

They have the decision making authority as he assumes a large leadership role in managing a building project

Construction managers often have to travel out of their home areas to work on projects. This is especially true for those who operate in smaller areas.



Significant portions of the total services for which the Construction Manager is remunerated are not subject to competitive bidding.

Expose the Owner to the risk of unanticipated cost increases.

 During major projects, they spend long hours on job. There is a lot of stress in their job.

 Construction work is also dangerous. Managers have to take care of their safety and use the safety standards such as wearing hardhats, using work belts and avoiding certain areas of the work zone during production. 

Unpredictable weather conditions



Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses

Speaking: Talking to others to influence them properly

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programmes to meet specifications

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something

Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems

Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others

Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

Operations Analysis: Analysing needs and product requirements to create a design


Few courses offered in this Field: 

Certificate in Construction Contract Management

Certificate in Construction Business Management

Certificate in Construction Quality Management

Diploma in Construction Management

Master of Business Administration in Construction Management

Post Graduate Program in Construction Management

Post Graduate Program in Advanced Construction Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Management for Working Executives




For admission into a bachelor's degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination. The duration for this course is 3 years.


For admission into master's degree, the candidate must be holding a bachelor's degree. Students will have to attend an entrance exam such as MAT/CAT/XAT or ATMA to get admitted into this course. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Eligibility Criteria for Advance Diploma Courses: 

For admission into diploma course a student must have a higher secondary education or 10+2 or equivalent. The duration of this programme is of 6 months to 1 year.


Management Institute for Leadership & Excellence , Pune

GEMS B School , Bangalore

Indian School of Busines Finance , New Delhi

SMOT School of Business , Chennai

Siksha o Anusandhan University , Bhubaneswar

Northwest College , New Delhi

IIBS , Bangalore

MISB Bocconi , Mumbai

IFIM Business School , Bangalore

MIT School of Telecom Management , Pune

GRV Business school , Bangalore


National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR)  

 RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University

 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) 

 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD)

 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New 


University of Pittsburgh, USA

South Dakota school of mines and technology, USA

Mesa community college, USA

Indiana university purdue university Indianapolis, USA

Bond university, AUSTRALIA

University of southern California, USA



Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.

Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites.

Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.

Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer.

Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and