Join Jim Rogers for an in-depth discussion in this video Changes in thinking, part of Construction Management Foundations.
- Over the years, there have been plenty of changes…in the way we think about things in construction.…These changes in thinking have been…a long time in the making, and they…have not happened quickly.…One of the first real major efforts…at effecting change in the industry…came in the late 1990s when a division…of the United States Department of Commerce,…called NIST or the National Institute…of Standards and Technology, issued a series of reports…called the National Construction Goals…in an attempt to establish a sense of direction…for the betterment of the industry.…
Now these goals were developed with…the cooperation of industry, and they're significant.…And even though they're 20 years old,…they're worth discussing here because of their scope…and their impact on the industry.…One of the things that was so significant…is the level of improvement that they identified…as being needed.…For example, they identified the need…for a 50% reduction in construction work…injuries and illnesses, and a 50% reduction…in project delivery time, as well as things like…
Whether you're a construction industry veteran looking to switch roles or a brand new construction manager trying to get your bearings, this course provides you with meaningful insights into this vital, evolving industry and your role in it. Instructor Jim Rogers explains how integrated project delivery methods work, how technology is shaking up old processes, and how lean productivity methods are being used at construction sites. Throughout the course, you'll get industry knowledge from Jim, as well as other experienced construction professionals.
- Modern construction industry overview
- The construction team
- Reviewing the many roles of the construction manager
- A day in the life of a construction manager
- Understanding how the industry is organized
- Working with alternative project delivery methods
- Understanding the role of technology in construction