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2023/2024
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Economics and Management

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
126ECM Z,ZK 7 4P+2C English
Garant předmětu:
Aleš Tomek
Lecturer:
Aleš Tomek, Radan Tomek
Tutor:
Aleš Tomek, Radan Tomek
Supervisor:
Department of Construction Management and Economics
Synopsis:

A-Z of construction engineering and management both at the corporate and project level. All participants, processes and aspects of the construction industry are introduced. Course concentrates on all major topics of company and project management, e.g. business development and marketing, bidding, planning and controlling of all vital processes, financial management, cost control, risk management, etc. 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.

Requirements:

none

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Challenges of construction industry, summary of key management problems

2. Short introduction to organisation of construction firm, process management

3. Review of company management handbook - operations manual

4. Application of engineering economy - capital investment evaluation

5. Project management - project mission, what the client wants, managing stakeholders

6. Project coalition ( forming and motivating), managing the supply chain

7. Project life cycle, managing the budget, risk and uncertainty, project information flow

8. Contract management as basis of the project outcome - types of contractual arrangement, program management

9. Bidding process - practical approach to the estimation area

10. Planning methods for construction project management as basis of everyday perfomance, site productivity control

11. Project administration

12. Project financing and management of financial risks

13. Procurement and purchase strategy of construction firm. Equipment management, total quality management

Syllabus of tutorials:

Online Building Industry Game - a computer simulation of a realistic business environment - will be played by all course participants through the whole semester. Game is developed and directly operated by the California Polytechnic State University. Students act as contractors, competing in a market with variable demand for construction work, managing both, their companies and projects.

Study Objective:

To understand the construction industry and role of its participants; company and project management and finance.

Study materials:

!J. Schaufelberger, L. Holm: Management of Construction Projects, Prentice Hall, 2017, ISBN 9781138693913.

!F. Gould, N. Joyce: Construction Project Management, Pearson, 2014, ISBN-13: 9780132877244.

!S.Peterson: Construction Accounting and Financial Management, Pearson, 2019, ISBN-13: 978-0135232873

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:B-480

08:00–09:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B480
roomTH:B-480

10:00–11:50
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B480
roomTH:B-480

12:00–13:50
(lecture parallel1)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
B480
Wed
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-04-21
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