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Principles of Construction Management

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via YouTube



PRE-REQUISITES: There are no real ‘pre-requisites’ to this course but exposure to construction projects would make the understanding easier.

INDUSTRIES APPLICABLE TO: It is hoped that engineers working in different contracting, consulting and other organizations related to construction projects will find the course useful, specially as a tool in induction training.

COURSE OUTLINE: 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.


Introduction to the course.
Interdisciplinary nature of modern construction projects.
Overview of steps in execution of a project.
Illustrative examples for evaluation of bids based on different schemes.
Resource management in construction projects.
Estimating quantities.
Description of items.
Estimation of project cost.
Discussion on the case study of boundary wall.
Running account bills.
Economics decision making in construction projects.
Depreciation of construction equipment.
Repayment of a loan.
Introduction to planning and scheduling.
Introduction to planning and scheduling (continued).
Project scheduling.
Uncertainties in duration of activities -Using PERT in scheduling.
Project monitoring and control systems.
Resource leveling and allocation.
Crashing of networks.
Introduction to construction safety.
Accidents in construction industry - I.
Accidents in construction industry - II.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Implications of construction accidents.
Safety organization and safety officer.
Quality control in construction.
Quality in construction – welding.
Epoxy coated bars.
Quality control of grouts in ducts of post-tensioned PC members.
Quality control (QC) issues in concrete.
Legal issues in construction management – An introduction.
Essentials of a good contract.
Basics of contracting.
Dispute resolution in construction projects.
Types of construction contracts - Definitions.
Recent developments in contracting.

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  • This course is uniquely different and worth my time. I have learned so many technical and practical analogies all throughout this course. Kudos.
  • Anonymous
    I am very grateful and thankful at the same time for offering me this opportunity to learn. Have carft in bricklying and plasting so; Please help me how can get the certificate and how can advance to diploma in construction management.
    I am very thankful to prof Sudhir Mishra who has given me a chance to understand the General principles of Construction, Stages of a project ,quality & safety management ,legal aspects of the construction, Resources management(M+M+M+M) material, machinery ,

    manpower, money. Procurement of equipment, choice of technology effectively and efficient utilization of fund with an optimum balance of cost and control benefits .

    thks again sir
  • Veronica Namposya
    The course was great , it's is required for all companies that are running construction companies. I would recommend it to anyone out there.
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    Samuder Singh
    Best knowledge provide in any construction site and my basic knowledge development in civil engineering construction site.
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    Niyaz Mahmood
    Excellent Class and i have learned many things. Thank you sir. it is very helpfull for for my career and knowledge.
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    Latha Rani
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    I really appreciate this course, it’s help me a lot to understand the difference steps project management
  • Syed Aqdus Ali Shah
    This is one the best courses I have completed. Definitely it will help me in my career growth.
    Thank you
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    Harsh Rathore
    Best course . Basic study of construction management. My basic knowledge provide in any construction site.
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    Yuvraj Singh
    First of all thank you for teaching me about this course and helping me in understanding the construction management, And it's an amazing beginning learning course. So , again I am saying thankyou to IIT kanpur.
  • This was a great course . I learnt a lot.The course enlightened me on different aspects of the Construction Industry. And how the construction industry works l.
  • Mohd Anas
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    Details about contract and law related to the contracts and construction management.
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    This Course it is very important to all engineer be knowing more about the project management very happy to attend this course
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