Teaching construction project management with an historical perspective

John A. Wiggins

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An approach to teaching construction project management with a close study of actual history that can serve as an important teaching tool for students of construction management was discussed. It was found that when modern techniques of construction management were applied to projects of historical note, students viewed these projects differently. The students come with two valuable assets: the use of construction management tools to assess a project and a new respect for the history of the construction industry. The results show that this approach was a successful exercise as it taught the students to apply the technical knowledge as well as to develop their team building, project management and presentation skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7651-7656
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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