Introduction to construction management. Construction industry and its practices. Problems
of construction industry. Management problems in construction. Methodology of system
design and techniques in construction. Elements of engineering economies. Probability and
statistics. Allocation models, coordination and inventory model. Queuing model. Uncertainty
Engineering economics in construction management. Time value of money, interest tables
and rates of payment and return. Depreciation of capital assets. Evaluation of
feasibility. Public project analysis and evaluation. Case study modules.
Use of elementary statistics and probability theory. Statistical approach, probability
distributions, expected value analysis, parameter estimation, statistical inference, quality
control using statistical tools, regression and correlation analysis. Case study modules.
Allocation models in construction. Transportation model and its solution. Assignment model.
Sequencing. Case study modules.
CPM and PERT network in construction. Applications in the field of construction, planning
of scheduling phase and control phase, optimisation studies, case study modules.
Inventory management. Inventory costs, lead and economic order quantity, inventory models,
ABC analysis, inventory management.
Queuing models and applications in construction technology. Queues and queuing theory,
models of queues, case study modules.
Construction projects management. Organisational aspects of sectors such as housing,
institutional and commercial, industrial and heavy engineering. Contracts-theory and practice.
Human resources development and construction industry.