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Building a Career in Construction Management
 
Growth in the industrial, financial, and service sectors suggests an increase in the number of infrastructure development projects in the areas of information technology, telecom, transportation, petrochemical, and real estate. Such large scale projects require efficient construction managers, well-versed in multidisciplinary project management skills.
 
Construction Managers are supposed to supervise different aspects of construction and are given various titles, such as general superintendent, production manager, constructor, construction superintendent, project manager, and executive construction manager.
 
With strong academic qualifications in hand, the number of contenders for this position is increasing. There are various certificate-level courses and post-graduate courses in construction management. Some educational institutes conduct entrance exams for these courses, wherein the eligibility criteria might include the degree holders in Bachelor’s in Engineering, Technology, or Architecture. The scores of management entrance exams like CAT / MAT / XAT are also accepted by certain institutes.
 
The premier institutes that offer courses in Construction Management include The Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad; University of Roorkee, Roorkee; Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai; Anna University, Chennai; National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Pune.
 
Construction Managers are the professionals who are supposed to coordinate with entrepreneurs, construction professionals, craft workers, and managers while developing an equation of good-fellowship. Besides being employed in big organizations, those with the sufficient resources of funds can start their own venture to offer management services.
 
Improvements in construction techniques and building materials and the advancement in technology have led to the commencement of construction for state-of-the-art infrastructure, which has further called for the expertise of construction managers. In addition, corporate social responsibility requires proper implication of governmental rules and regulations regarding the buildings and construction materials, safety of the workers, energy conservation, and environmental pollution have made the job of construction managers more competitive and challenging. Thus, there is an escalation in the demand of construction managers.
 
 
 
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