Details about the construction industry
What you will learn
The economic impact of construction
How construction was transformed from a craft to an industry
The five primary sectors of the construction industry
The roles of the project participants
How the construction industry is transforming
The advancement of technology in construction
The construction industry’s impact on sustainability
Opportunities in construction management
The construction industry is vast and varied. Just take a look around from homes to freeways to supermarkets, and you see the results of this industry.
Starting with the need for shelter, human ancestors first built primitive huts and houses. Then they constructed buildings for assembly and churches in which to worship. As our needs expanded, so did our building capabilities. We eventually built political capitals, great cities bustling with business and commerce. Though the means and the methods have changed over the centuries, the construction industry is still about building communities that serve people.
Construction is big, big business—reaching 12.7 trillion dollars in spending worldwide in 2022, and projected to reach 13.5 trillion dollars by 2025, and 15.5 trillion dollars by 2030. And there appears to be no slowdown in sight. The industry employs millions of people directly from plumbers, carpenters, welders, and so on and hundreds of thousands more indirectly. It gives rise to the steel industry, the lumber industry, the carpet industry, the furniture industry, the paint industry, the concrete industry, the paving industry, and so on. It goes even further than that if you consider the trucking, shipping, manufacturing, and mining industries.
Architects, engineers, drafts people, building inspectors, code officials, and other professionals would not have jobs if it weren’t for construction. As construction projects become increasingly more complex, the challenges associated with managing these projects become more complicated. The need for qualified construction managers is tremendous, and opportunities abound for those interested in the work.
What you will learn in this course as the following.
· The economic impact of construction
· How construction was transformed from a craft to an industry
· The five primary sectors of the construction industry
· The roles of the project participants
· How the construction industry is transforming
· The advancement of technology in construction
· The construction industry’s impact on sustainability
· Opportunities in construction management