Implications of Construction Industry Trends on the Educational Requirements for Future Construction Professionals

Published on Jan 1, 2011
Timothy C. Becker2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Iowa State University),
Edward J. Jaselskis19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Iowa State University),
Cory P. McDermott1
Estimated H-index: 1
Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 451 Town Engineering Building, Ames, IA, 50011, Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 456 Town Engineering Building, Ames, IA, 50011, Project Engineer, The Beck Group, 1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 500, Dallas, TX, 75201, USA,
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Published on Dec 3, 2015
Barry B. Hughes14
Estimated H-index: 14
Evan Hillebrand5
Estimated H-index: 5
Chapter 1: Action in the Face of Uncertainty The Three Questions Elaborated How Should Our Study Proceed? Chapter 2: Global Change Types of Change Conclusion Chapter 3: Values and Understandings Values and Goals Causal Analysis Causal Understandings and Worldviews Conclusion Chapter 4: Understanding and Using IFs Use of IFs I: Data Analysis And Display Use of IFs II: Undertaking Scenario Analysis Elements of the Model Conclusion Chapter 5: Population Population Dynamics and Leverage Intervention...
Published on Jan 1, 2002
Mark C Vonnahme1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Jan 1, 1996
G. Fredric Bolling1
Estimated H-index: 1
Forecasting why forecast? forecasting is guessing the difference between the past and the future the difference between a forecast and a plan independent, interdependent, and normative futures what prompts us to forecast? what do we forecast? forecasting tools and techniques the Lone Ranger and the posse the Delphi forecasting technique what should be forecast? the appointment in Samarra one basic assumption and two lessons who should do the forecast? 20 years ago and today choosing to do it you...
Published on Jan 1, 1993
Charles W Taylor3
Estimated H-index: 3
Abstract : The author of this futures work presents scenarios appropriate for near- to long-range planning of the activities of the Department of Defense and its agencies out to the year 2020 and beyond. Additionally, the scenarios, because of their design, are useful to other departments of the U.S. Government, industry, business, and academia. Forecasts developed for this report use a technique created by the author for monitoring past, present, and future global trends and events, which he mo...
Cited By13
Joseph M. Burgett1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Clemson University),
Anthony Perrenoud3
Estimated H-index: 3
(OU: University of Oklahoma),
James P. Smith (BYU: Brigham Young University)
ABSTRACTIn order for students graduating with construction-related undergraduate degrees to provide immediate and effective benefit to their employers, program curricula must accurately reflect the needs of the industry. One area of the typical construction management curriculum that receives a varying level of emphasis and consideration amongst accredited programs is Mechanical Systems. Similarly, the wide range of possible topics and concepts relevant to mechanical systems receive varying leve...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Eilif Hjelseth6
Estimated H-index: 6
(HiOA: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
The implementation of BIM in higher education HE curricula for architecture and engineering is limited and does not meet the demand for competency in the industry. BIM education is mostly initiated by enthusiasts offering software training in isolated courses. The transfer of educational experiences is limited and partial. This conceptual paper explores the use of pedagogical frameworks to enable the systematic implementation of BIM in higher education. The following pedagogical frameworks are e...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Visualization in Engineering
Amarnath Chegu Badrinath1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTU: National Taiwan University),
Yun‐Tsui Chang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTU: National Taiwan University),
Shang-Hsien Hsieh13
Estimated H-index: 13
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
Background Today, the architectural, engineering, construction, and operation (AECO) industry is motivated to employ graduates educated about Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, techniques, and processes, which help them to better integrate visualizations and data into their projects. In line with today’s AECO industry necessities and government mandates, globally active BIM educationalists and researchers are designing BIM educational frameworks, curricula and courses. These educationali...
Oluwole Alfred Olatunji10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Curtin University)
ABSTRACTCapable graduates are able to demonstrate excellence as individuals and as team players. This quasi-experimental study develops a framework for peer assessment. Data from 94 students who completed a first year undergraduate unit in construction management were analysed. The 10 criteria reported in this study were used to ensure students within a group are mutually accountable to group learning. Group success can be predicted through the framework. A Cronbach Alpha’s reliability estimate ...
Published on Apr 4, 2016in Gestão & Tecnologia de Projetos
Maria Bernardete Barison2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UEL: Universidade Estadual de Londrina),
Eduardo Toledo Santos4
Estimated H-index: 4
(USP: University of São Paulo)
Este artigo discute o papel do arquiteto em empreendimentos desenvolvidos com tecnologia de Modelagem da Informacao da Construcao ( Building Information Modeling – BIM). O objetivo do estudo e identificar as competencias ligadas ao BIM requeridas desse profissional e o apontamento de quais devem ser ensinadas na graduacao, especialmente no ensino de projeto de arquitetura. Inicialmente, e apresentada a atual situacao da implementacao de BIM por empresas do setor de Arquitetura, Engenharia Civil,...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Procedia Engineering
Ali Abbas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Zia Ud Din2
Estimated H-index: 2
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Rizwan Farooqui1
Estimated H-index: 1
(ASU: Arizona State University)
Abstract Didactical methods are changing in construction education in contemporary times. The advent of information technology (IT) such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and modern tools such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Laser Scanners are influencing construction education. It is critical for the universities to introduce new IT tools in the construction management (CM) education, and BIM is a promising tool for this purpose. Currently, several universities worldwide offer BIM courses...
Published on May 5, 2015
Sepani Senaratne10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Western Sydney),
Prasanna Rajitha Hewamanage1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Centennial College)
Purpose – Leadership of the project team is vital for green building projects in achieving LEED certification. Literature findings confirm the need for managing green building projects differently from ordinary projects. The team leader should be able to work with the project team to manage the general project activities while following the LEED certification procedure to finally achieve LEED certification. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents...
Published on Feb 2, 2015
Sepani Senaratne10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Western Sydney),
Aparna Samaraweera1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Moratuwa)
Purpose – The construction industry mostly adopts teams consisting of a collection of diverse professionals in each of its product delivery projects, where normally the construction project manager (CPM) becomes the leader of such a project team. The purpose of this paper is to identify the leadership roles of the CPM across the team development process. Design/methodology/approach – This was approached through a multiple case study research method carried out using three construction projects i...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
As a burgeoning industry employing over 31 million people, the Indian construction industry is increasingly drawing focus to itself. While the industry’s needs and demands are on a steady rise, the higher education sector is struggling to keep up with it. The field of construction, being varied and complex, calls for several field specific skills that the education system in India is unable to provide as of today. Quality construction education that caters to the requirements of the construction...
Salman Azhar15
Estimated H-index: 15
(AU: Auburn University),
David Grau7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 1 AuthorsG. Edward Gibson16
Estimated H-index: 16
AbstractThe integration of best industry practices into construction curricula can be used to advance the knowledge base of construction graduates and better prepare them to effectively respond to industry challenges. Arguably, construction programs in North American colleges and universities are rather slow in the adoption of industry best practices. This study assesses the state-of-the-art best construction practices integration into higher education curricula. Through the analysis of data col...