INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 313 Building Construction Management and Economics Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Organisational/Personnel Management work study and production processes. Industrial Psychology. Application of computers in Construction Management Techniques of time and motion studies.
This course aims to draw a contextual framework on the mechanisms and dynamics of construction industry.
To introduce the construction from the economic and managerial aspects, in order to explain how does the construction function from these aspects.
To increase managerial skills of students and to improve their economical knowledge.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to Building Construction Management
  2. Construction management theories
  3. The importance of management in constrcution technology
  4. Managerial approaches in construction industry
  5. Seminary work no.1
  6. Introduction to Building Construction Economics
  7. Construction Economic Theories
  8. Midterm
  9. Construction Economics approaches
  10. The relation between economy and construction industry
  11. The importance of economy for construction industry
  12. Seminary work no.2
  13. The benefits from good economical approach for the construction
  14. Project Defense

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz5
    Homework5
    Project15
    Midterm Exam(s)20
    Presentation230
    Final Exam125
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Understanding the relation between technical and managerial and economical aspects in the constructions
    • Understanding the construction from the economical aspect
    • Understanding the managerial aspects for the construction technology
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • George Ofori, The construction industry, aspects of its economy and management, 1990.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0