Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 313 Building Construction Management and Economics Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 124 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sayed Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Project management is a new tool that is used for organizing projects. It brings new methods for analyzing and organizing projects, Determining the goals and constraints, analyzing risks, and estimating costs and profits. Due to its important in the new era of construction industry, this course deals with the definition of Project management and its usage in the construction projects.

Organizational/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.
To introduce the Project management organizations (IPMA and PMI) as well as management techniques used in construction industry.

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Project – Program – Portfolio
  3. Mission – Vision – Core Values
  4. SWOT analysis
  5. WBS, OBS, and RAM
  6. Project life cycle
  7. Project goals and constraints
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Types of organizational structures
  10. Project Charter
  11. Project Scope
  12. Proposal preparation
  13. Change control
  14. Contracts and Negotiations
  15. Practical Session Book Defence

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Project – Program – Portfolio
  3. Mission – Vision – Core Values

  1. SWOT analysis
  2. WBS, OBS, and RAM
  3. Project life cycle
  4. Project goals and constraints
  5. Midterm Exam
  6. Types of organizational structures
  7. Project Charter
  8. Project Scope
  9. Proposal preparation
  10. Change control
  11. Contracts and Negotiations
  12. Practical Session Book Defence

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Discussions and group work
  • Student debates
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Term Paper120
Final Exam130
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Understanding the role of Project Management in Construction Industry
  • Understand the role of Project Manager
  • Being able to connect the Organizational structures and its Portfolio, programs, and projects
  • Understanding the Projects life cycle, goals and constraints
  • Learning how to write the Project charter and scope,
  • Learning how to prepare Proposals preparation
  • Learning how to prepare Contracts and Negotiate
  • 1.Paul Snijders, Thomas Wuttke, Anton Zandhuis: PMBOK Guide, Van Haren Publishing, 2009
  • 2. Albert Lester: Project Management, Planning and Control: Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards; Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007
  • 3. J. F. McCarthy: Construction Project Management; Pareto, 2010

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
Preparation for Final Examination11010
Assignment / Homework/ Project10440
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 124
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5