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In the 2nd part of the course, Professor Odeh will give an overview of 10 mega trends that are making us change the way we think about construction. Furthermore, Professor Odeh will discuss the main role of three levels on what needs to be done: an industry collaborative effort and role; a government role; and last but not least a company role. In this discussion, Professor Odeh will also touch base on several technological and innovative trends that are rising in our construction industry.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Understand the overall history of construction industry
-Analyze the optimal ways to respond to the opportunities and challenges brought by current industrial trends such as aging infrastructure, climate change, sustainability trends and tools, the rise of urbanization, and an aging/shrinking workforce
-Recognize the importance of collaborating with governments and public officials in pursuit of industry transformation
-Comprehend the rising technological trends in the AEC industry and give examples of how to apply technology to the construction industry