Construction Management

Construction Projects supply the key infrastructure that is vital for the functioning of our modern society ranging from Schools to Hospitals, Houses, Apartment Buildings, Office Blocks, Factories, Warehouses, Data Centres and Shops & Retail. Construction Managers are responsible for managing the construction of these projects from concept to completion, ensuring that they meet the client’s requirements and are completed on time and within budget. Construction Managers must have a deep understanding of Construction Technology and the Construction Process. They must apply expert Project Management skills to manage challenging multi-faceted projects. They must be able to Plan, Organise and Coordinate as well as have strong Problem Solving and People Management skills. Construction Managers work for Building Contractors, Project Management Consultants and directly for large clients. There are excellent Career prospects for Construction Managers with an expanding Irish economy ensuring a strong ongoing demand. Course Structure Our course is built around helping you to develop the key skills to become a Construction Manager. You will develop a deep understanding of different Methods of Construction and Construction Technology ranging from housing to complex commercial and industrial developments. You will learn about the Legal and Contractual framework used in construction. You will develop the key Project Management Skills of planning, organising and coordinating and a deep understanding of the lifecycle of construction projects. Day-to-day management of a construction project also requires strong operational management and you will study methods to maximise operational efficiency on site. We believe in Learning by Doing. In addition to lectures, we place a strong emphasis on practical work. You will develop your skills through working on Individual and Team Projects that are focussed on real construction problems. This will enable you to improve your critical problem-solving and analytical skills. You will also gain experience in leading-edge technology and software as used in the construction industry, A core part of the course is the industrial placement in the second semester of Year 3 where you will spend 6 months working in the industry.