Global Issues in the Construction Industry
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Understand the importance of research in the construction industry
A construction manager needs to ensure that projects are completed safely, timely and within budget. For this main reason, effective planning and research are crucial.
This course will help you gain awareness and understanding of international and global issues that exist within the construction industry.
You’ll develop research strategies for effective project management and use sustainable approaches to resolve issues.
Drawing upon international and global contemporary examples, you’ll consider different perspectives on construction research and strategies for construction management.
What topics will you cover?
This course aims to develop an understanding of research within the construction industry by exploring the various approaches to research for professional and academic purposes. In this course we will cover the following topics.
- What would happen if we stop research in construction?
- Global perspectives on contemporary issues in the construction industry
- Ethics as a contemporary issue in construction management
- Understanding research methodology and methods in construction project management
When would you like to start?
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.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!
How do degrees work on FutureLearn?
Which program and degree is this course part of?
This course is part of the program Contemporary Issues and Research in Project Management, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM.