Architectural Design and Construction Project Management
Architectural Design and Construction Project Management is a program in project management specifically tailored to architecture and construction. It combines expertise in architecture, construction engineering, and economics. Students are granted the skills to organize and lead the construction process from conception to production to maintenance. The program grants expertise in all the stages of the construction process; it introduces students to the agents of that process with their various roles, as well as the formal and informal communications between them.
There is great demand for engineers and architects whose education in Architectural Design and Construction Project Management combines expertise in architecture, construction engineering, and economics. Your purview will include organization and leadership of the entire construction process from conception to production, as well as maintenance of buildings and facilities. Construction project managers work in architectural firms, engineering consultancies, real estate agencies, construction companies, and in the public sector at municipal, county, and state levels.
The program is marked by a focus on the early, conceptual stages of the construction process; as well as project development, the developer’s perspective, and an understanding of the international context. It also works to build the project leader’s communication skills. It grants expertise on the societal rules that govern construction, on various forms for agreements and contracts, and on information and document handling for the construction process.
Construction project managers, according to the KTH model, collaborate in the development of ideas and projects, and have the ability to turn customer needs into construction plans. They possess insight into the creation of value at all stages, as well as design, engineering, and process control. They can lead and coordinate the planning process, estimate costs, and evaluate bids. They can draw up contracts and manage the construction process; facilitate transfers of ownership, the moving in of occupants, and facilities management; and they can organize systematic evaluations and interpret feedback. They understand how information technology can be used to model ideas, buildings, and facilities; to create transparency in the flow of information throughout the construction process; and to accumulate expertise.
Courses of study
Tina Karrbom Gustavsson