INTRODUCTION

This module involves the study of management techniques in the Building industry.

The module unit is designed to provide the trainee with essential knowledge, skills and attitude in management.

Before going through this module unit the trainee should have covered General Building Technology in module one

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of management in the construction industry
  • apply management techniques in the supervision of construction work
  • understand the role of the building team
  • understand the legal requirement involved in the building process
  • understand the procurement process

The module unit involves principles of designing, construction  and maintenance of Civil Engineering structures such as building foundations, underground structures, water front structures, railway lines, bridges, tunnels, roads and road drainage structures, wells, dams, discharge regulating structures,retaining walls, domestic sewage structures, roof water drainage and storm water drainage.

This module unit is designed to equip the trainee with principlesfor designing, preparing working drawings , construction and maintenance of  civil engineering structures.

The course is all about general knowledge in building construction e.g upper floors, roofs, roof coverings and estimating constructions.

Mobility is a basic human need. From the times immemorial, everyone travels either for food or leisure. A closely associated need is the transport of raw materials to a manufacturing unit or finished goods for consumption.

Transportation fulfills these basic needs of humanity. Transportation plays a major role in the development of the human civilization. For instance, one could easily observe the strong correlation between the evolution of human settlement and the proximity of transport facilities. Also, there is a strong correlation between the quality of transport facilities and standard of living, because of which society places a great expectation

from transportation facilities. In other words, the solution to transportation problems must be analytically

based, economically sound, socially credible, environmentally sensitive, practically acceptable and sustainable.

Alternatively, the transportation solution should be safe, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and ecofriendly

for both men and material.