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Introduction to Asset and Investment Appraisal in the Construction Industry

This online course will take you through the basic investment appraisal techniques, including discounted cash flows.

Introduction to Asset and Investment Appraisal in the Construction Industry
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Learn how to develop investment appraisal techniques

The course examines how investment appraisals relate to asset management. It will assist those who conduct investment appraisals in construction firms to get their investment decisions right. The course introduces different investment appraisal techniques used to support value for financial decisions, option analysis and risk and benefit tracking.

The course offers the opportunity to identify, collate and evaluate relevant financial and non-financial data used during investment appraisals in construction firms.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to investment appraisal and its importance in the construction industry
  • Overview of the appraisal process and methodologies used in investment appraisal
  • Appraisal of internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Making the business case: the complete appraisal and the investment decision
  • Annuity and annual equivalent calculations

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore the meaning of investment appraisal and its importance in the construction industry
  • Explore the process of investment appraisal, and the commonly used techniques to calculate and evaluate the financial return of assets
  • Evaluate Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Net Present Value (NPV) techniques in asset management and explore how construction companies typically use them
  • Explore investment appraisal techniques

Who is the course for?

This course is for people seeking a better understanding of the investment appraisal process.

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?

Senior Lecturer Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director BSc (HON) Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management
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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