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.
POSITIVES AND NEGATIVE
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.
TOP INDIAN INSTIUTES
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
INSTITUTES OFFERING MBA IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
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
INSTITUTES IN ABROAD
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
BASIC JOB DUTIES REQUIRED
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