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Online course

Global Issues in the Construction Industry

Explore the key issues faced by the construction industry today and discover sustainable approaches to resolving them.

Global Issues in the Construction Industry

This course is one of the building blocks that leads to a Construction Management with BIM degree.

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?

  • Date to be announced

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.

Who will you learn with?

Danny McGough

Danny McGough is the course director for the Construction Management with BIM online course at Coventry. He's worked on a number of complex research projects focusing on BIM & sustainable development.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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