FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Construction Management
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 306
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Construction project management education is a part of design studies of all disciplines. The course focuses on how designers and technical staff working on the execution period of the projects rely on each other with their knowledge of experiences on project. This course aims to introduce construction planning, scheduling, and estimating while defining the role of the architect in the construction process. It also teaches construction project management terminology and construction process communication with monitoring tools.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to organize construction activities in a network and develop introductory level schedules.
  • Will be able to analyze work packages of construction projects and estimate costs at an introductory level.
  • Will be able to approach architecture-engineering-construction industry from a holistic perspective.
  • Will be able to make introductory level management decisions regarding issues of construction law, risk,etc.
  • Will be able to prepare a cost model for a construction project.
Course Description This course introduces students to general overview of construction; Owner, designer (architect-engineer), general contractor, subcontractor relationships, basic terminology used in construction project management.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and Basic Characteristics of Construction sector.
2 General Characteristics of Construction Industry Slides and Cases from realized projects
3 Life Cycle of Projects and Basic Concepts (Meanings of Portfolio, Program, Project, Strategy, Planning) Slides and Cases from realized projects
4 Periods of Projects Life Cycle. Slides and Cases from realized projects
5 Primary Management Titles and Areas (Comminication, Entegration Management Areas.) Slides and Cases from realized projects
6 Basic Management Areas and Activities / Introduction to Cost Management / Cash Flow. • CASE on Cost Management.
7 Basics of Construction Costs. Cost Modelling. Slides and Cases from realized projects
8 Introduction to Quality Management / Quality Planning. Slides and Cases from realized projects
9 Introduction to Time Management. Slides and Cases from realized projects
10 Overview on Basic Management Areas. Discussions, Details and Explanations on Homework Slides and Cases from realized projects
11 Other Management Areas and Activities (Scope, Purchasing, Risk, Management Areas) • CASE on Risk management.
12 Introduction to Contract Management. Slides and Cases from realized projects
13 Introduction to Design Management. (Design Brief, Importance of Technical Specifications.) • Discussions, DETAİLS and EXPLANATIONS on Research Topics for ( HOME WORK – Paper.)
14 Discussions on Construction Management Concepts and Work Titles. ( What is Feasibility,Value Engineering, Proactivity, Mega Projects, Introducing International PM Documents and General Evaluation of PM Education) • CASE on Value Engineering.
15 Evaluation and Discussions on Good Examples of Student Papers.
16 Evaluation and Discussions on Good Examples of Student Papers.

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Slides and Cases from realized projects. Slides will be published twice for students during the life span of course. 

Suggested Readings/Materials
  • İnşaat Sektöründe Proje Yönetimi / S.Alten- Prof.FSancar /L.Akaydın. T.C.İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi yayınları.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
2
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
2
29
58
Presentation / Jury
2
6
12
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
2
2
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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