Technological Innovation and Project Management in Construction

Engineering and Arquitecture

The construction sector transitioning towards a new conceptual framework that demands new technological, social, economic and environmental capacities and regulatory requirements. Construction is closely tied to new concepts such as innovation and sustainability, reforms and maintenance, and to new technologies that are being applied to urban and architectural design and construction, industrialisation, and efficient project management throughout the process. This Masters is designed to train professionals in these new methodologies, which are of current relevance in what will become one of the most innovative sectors in construction project management in upcoming years: information models used in construction - BIM (Building Information Modelling); integral project management systems; environmental management systems; quality management systems (QMS); hazard identification and risk assessment; social and environmental responsibility of the construction company; construction project management broken down into deliverables, timeframes, and costs; the analysis and study of building renovations; innovative construction technologies used in building renovation; technical inspections, audits and energy certification of buildings; and also innovative processes and new trends in the construction sector.

General information

  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Methodology: Semi classroom-based
  • Type: Interdepartamental
  • Place:
    • Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering. Technical Architecture Section
  • Academic direction:
  • This masters aims to train professions in new methodologies applied to technological innovation and project management in construction in subject areas such as:
  • Integral Project Management in Construction – e.g. Building Information Modelling (BIM); integral project management systems; environmental management systems; and quality management systems (QMS)
  • Building Renovation – e.g. the analysis and study of building renovations; innovative construction technologies used in building renovation; technical inspections, audits and energy certification of buildings
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM), and innovative processes and new trends in the construction sector
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation Manager/Consultant
  • Project management and Team Leadership in the construction sector – involves incorporating innovative processes into companies, and the ability to detect new trends. It also involves using new applied methodologies pertaining to technological innovation and project management in construction
  • Project Manager/Consultant - areas include integral project management systems; environmental management systems; quality management systems (QMS); hazard identification and risk assessment; social and environmental responsibility of the construction company; construction project management broken down into deliverables, timeframes, and costs
  • Project Manager/Consultant - areas include the analysis and study of building renovations, and innovative construction technologies used in building renovation
  • Responsibility for performing technical inspections, audits and energy certification of buildings
    General
    • Students must possess good organizational and planning skills in order to successfully work in construction project management
    • Students must be able to manage information and use it to make decisions during the construction process
    • Students must be able to draft professional documents and reports needed in the construction sector
    • Students must be able to manage the diverse range of professionals that will work together at any given stage during the construction process
    • Students must demonstrate critical reasoning skills and be able to resolve construction problems and any needs that arise during said processes
    • Students must be able to apply new systems that incorporate technologies in the definition of construction studies

    Specific
    • Students must understand and apply theoretical, practical and experimental aspects relating to environmental impact management and quality management in construction
    • Students must know and comply with new project management systems that control deliverables, timeframes, and costs
    • Students must know and implement project management processes governing corporate social responsibility in the construction sector
    • Students must analyse and assess advanced techniques for system characterization and construction materials
    • Students must produce and interpret evaluations of the technical state of buildings using advanced methods
    • Students must understand and known how to apply innovative systems and technologies to new constructions, renovations, and maintenance during project during all stages of project execution, construction, and use of a building
    • Students must be capable of designing and implementing advanced energy assessments for buildings and performing energy audits for buildings
    • Students must analyse and integrate regulations, standards and technologies into project management systems pertaining to BIM
    • Students must identify and discuss new trends in the construction sector
    • Students must analyse and integrate existing technological fields and present proposals for new products or services in the construction sector

  • Individuals wishing to apply for this course must possess a technical background and understand construction systems. This Masters is aimed at students holding the following undergraduate degrees: Technical Architecture, Architecture, Building Engineering. Those possessing these qualifications meet the basic entry requirements for this Masters, and as such, no further training is required.
  • Applications from candidates holding qualifications from that differ from those listed above (i.e. Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Agricultural & Environmental Engineering,) will be assessed by the Master’s Academic Commission, and applicants may be asked to undertake complementary courses to ensure they possess a basic understanding of construction and the minimum knowledge required in order to successfully follow the different subjects taught as part of the Masters. These complementary courses do not fall under the formal curriculum of the Masters.

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