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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Principles of Construction Management

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

Though the course primarily targets students of civil engineering in colleges, other engineering students may also find it interesting. The course seeks to present a rounded view of the divers issues involved in the management of construction projects, and includes aspects like construction economics, quality and safety management, and contract management, apart from time management and scheduling, estimation. It is hoped that engineers working in contracting, consulting and other organizations related to construction projects will also find the course useful.
Intended Audience : Though the course primarily targets students of civil engineering in colleges, students from other disciplines, especially mechanical and electrical engineering may find it interesting.
Prerequisites : There are no real ‘pre-requisites’ to this course but an exposure to construction projects would make the understanding easier.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : It is hoped that engineers working in different contracting, consulting and other organizations related to construction projects will find the course useful, especially as a tool in induction training.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: General overview and project organizationWeek 2: Estimation of project costWeek 3: Construction EconomicsWeek 4: Planning and scheduling: part-1Week 5: Planning and scheduling: part-2Week 6: Quality managementWeek 7: Safety ManagementWeek 8: Legal aspects of a construction project

Taught by

Prof. Sudhir Misra

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