Engineering construction and management
What is engineering construction and management?
Construction engineering and management, project management and asset management skills are vital to building and maintaining the infrastructure we need to live in cities and towns in the 21st century.
Infrastructure projects, such as bridges, buildings, roads, railways, wharves, mine and natural resource facilities, dams and waste treatment plants, progress through feasibility, design, construction, commissioning and handover phases. Construction engineering is about organising and coordinating the people, equipment and materials so that the construction work is done efficiently, safely and in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable way.
Construction is followed by an asset management phase involving operation, maintenance, refurbishment and retrofitting over the remaining lifespan of the infrastructure asset. Construction engineers need to manage these so that the infrastructure owner, public or private sector, gets value for money spent.