Principles of Construction Management



Prof. Sudhir Misra

IIT Kanpur

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Though the course primarily targets students of civil engineering in colleges, other engineering students may also find it interesting. The course seeks to present a rounded view of the divers issues involved in the management of construction projects, and includes aspects like construction economics, quality and safety management, and contract management, apart from time management and scheduling, estimation. It is hoped that engineers working in contracting, consulting and other organizations related to construction projects will also find the course useful.


Though the course primarily targets students of civil engineering in colleges, students from other disciplines, especially mechanical and electrical engineering may find it interesting.


There are no real ‘pre-requisites’ to this course but an exposure to construction projects would make the understanding easier.


 It is hoped that engineers working in different contracting, consulting and other organizations related to construction projects will find the course useful, especially as a tool in induction training.


Prof. Sudhir Misra is Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and has a keen interest in concrete materials, construction and engineering. He has worked with consulting and construction companies also during his 35 years of professional experience, and also led the effort to initiate a graduate programme in Infrastructure Engineering and Management at IIT Kanpur. He has been a member of committees of the BIS and also worked with professional organizations in Japan and India. His research interests include durability and non-destructive testing of concrete and development and utilization of special concretes. A lecture module of Concrete Engineering and Technology by him is also available online under the NPTEL scheme of the Government of India.

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Course Details

Week 1: General overview and project organization

Week 2: Estimation of project cost

Week 3: Construction Economics

Week 4: Planning and scheduling: part-1

Week 5: Planning and scheduling: part-2

Week 6: Quality management

Week 7: Safety Management

Week 8: Legal aspects of a construction project

Books and References

  • Jha K.N., Construction Project Management- Theory and practice, 2nd Edition, Pearson India Education Services Pvt. Ltd., UP, India 2015.
  • Kerzner H., Project Management- A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, 10th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey, USA, 2009.
  • Chitkara K.K., Construction Project Management – Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, TMH Publishing Company Ltd., 9th Edition, New Delhi, India, 2005.
  • Crundwell F.K., Finance for Engineers-Evaluation and Funding of Capital Projects, Springer, London, UK, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-84800-032-2).
  • Theusen G.J., Fabrycky W.J., Engineering Economy, 9th Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Delhi, India, 2001.
  • Srinath L.S., PERT and CPM – Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition, East West publishers, New Delhi, India, 1989.


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