Management in Construction Company

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
126XMCC Z 0 1P+1C English
Garant předmětu:
Aleš Tomek
Aleš Tomek, Radan Tomek
Aleš Tomek, Radan Tomek
Department of Construction Management and Economics

Nature of Construction Business

Primary Causes of Business Failure, External and Internal lnfluences

Business Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Business Failure

Business Development, Marketing and Bidding

Planning Strategies

Plan Implementation/Control Strategies

Financial Management Strategies

Construction Risk Management

Leadership Challenges

Organizational Behavior

Corporate & Employee Ethics

Company Performance Checklist

Managing Profitable Construction Business

Lectures are based on the real practice experience of all course's lecturers and various case studies are studied and solved.

Online Building Industry Game (BIG) will be played by all course participants through the whole semester (a computer simulation of a realistic business environment where participants play the role of contractors, competing in a market with variable demand for construction work). In this online game, developed and directly operated by the California Polytechnic State University, students act as contractors, managing both, their companies and projects.


no previous knowledge required

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Strategy and Construction Business

2. Business Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Business Failure, Risk management

3. Organizing in Construction Company

4. Managing Subcontractors

5. Estimating and Cost Accounting in Construction Business

6. Bidding and Contract Documents

7. Marketing and Business Development

8. Controlling in Construction Company

9. Human Resources & Ethics

10. How to Keep Construction Company Profitable

11. Leadership Challenges

12. Financially Troubled Contractor

13. Company Performance Checklist

Syllabus of tutorials:

Tutorials correspond to the contents of lectures. They provide practical case studies and examples.

Participation in online computer construction business and entrepreneur game from CalPoly, CA, USA.

Study Objective:

To provide view of contemporary construction business management (corporate level mainly).

Study materials:

!Schaufelberger, John: Construction business management, Pearson Education, Inc., 2009,ISBN 0130907863

!Sears, S.K., Sears, G.A., Clough, R.H.: Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company Management, 8th edition, Wiley, 2009,ISBN: 978-1-118-69321-6

!Langford, D., Male, S.: Strategic Management in Construction, Blackwell Science, 2001, ISBN-13: 978-0632049998

?McCaffer, R., Harris, F.: Modern Construction Management, Wiley-Blackwell, 7th edition, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0470672174

?Civitello, A.M., Levy, S.M.: Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, McGraw-Hill, 5th edition, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0071826945

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