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Experimental Research and Contemporary Issues

Explore the use of experimental research approaches to address contemporary issues in the construction industry.

Experimental Research and Contemporary Issues
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Starting a research project can be fascinating, rewarding and exciting. It can also be challenging. You will explore a range of issues for consideration in construction project planning by conducting an environmental impact assessment.

You will also undertake a literature review referring to a range of research papers and resources to base your research from. This will allow you to specifically formulate the research question, which will enable you to then explore the main streams of construction research methods, strategies and their applications.

Learning on this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the main streams of construction research methods strategies and their applications

Who is the course for?

This course is specifically designed for professionals and students who are involved with projects in the construction industry. It will be particularly useful to those who wish to update their research skills.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Associate Professor Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director MSC Construction Project & Cost Management (CPCM) and MSC CM with BIM
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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