COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Construction Management
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 306
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce construction planning, scheduling, and estimating.
To define the role of the architect in construction process.
To teach construction project management terminology.
To teach construction process communication and monitoring tools.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The student will be able to organize construction activities in a network and develop introductory level schedules.
  • The student will be able to analyze work packages of construction projects and estimate costs at an introductory level.
  • The student will be able to approach architecture-engineering-construction industry from a holistic perspective.
  • The student will be able to make introductory level management decisions regarding issues of construction law, health and safety.
  • The student will be able to prepare an offer for a construction project and present their offer.
Course Description This course introduces students to general overview of construction; Owner, designer (architectengineer), general contractor, subcontractor relationships, basic terminology used in construction project management. Project and contract types are explored, the principles, techniques of construction quantity takeoff, and cost estimating are introduced. The course also covers construction planning, scheduling and controlling / monitoring process of time, cost and quality.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction To Construction Management
2 Organizing Construction Walker, A. (2007). Project Management in Construction (5th ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Chapter 1.
3 Project Delivery Methods Project Chronology Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009) “Construction Project Management” New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapters 4,5.
4 Services During Design, Bidding and Construction Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009) “Construction Project Management” New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapters 6,7,8.
5 Midterm I
6 Estimating and Budgeting Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009) “Construction Project Management” New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapter 9.
7 Project Planning and Scheduling
8 Project Planning and Scheduling Hinze, J. W. (2004) "Construction Planning and Scheduling": New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapter 3.
9 Term Project Preliminary Presentation
10 Construction Law Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009) “Construction Project Management” New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapter 13.
11 Health and Safety Gould, F. and Joyce, N. (2009) “Construction Project Management” New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapter 14.
12 Midterm II
13 Theoretical Perspectives on Construction Management
14 Term Project Presentation
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks Gould, F. and Joyce, N. “Construction Project Management” (Prentice Hall, U.S.A., 2009) is the main reference for this course.
Suggested Readings/Materials Walker, A. (2007). Project Management in Construction (5th ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Hinze, J. W. (2004) "Construction Planning and Scheduling": New Jersey: Prentice Hall Chapter 3.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
15
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
0
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
13
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
24
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
4
Final Exams
    Total
116

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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