Book Chapter

Construction Project Managers Graduate Agile Competencies Required to Meet Industry Needs

Paulo Vaz-Serra, Felix Hui, Lu Aye

Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 94 | Springer, Singapore | Published : 2021


The construction industry is embracing new management challenges to deal with the ever-increasing needs for collaboration, environmental and social responsibilities. Improvements in construction project management competencies are essential to helping the construction sector to embrace the new challenges. Building engineering management capabilities through the correct training are therefore essential. In research involving the twenty-four largest contractors in Australia ‘Lean construction’ was identified as an important skill to be included in academic programs that has not yet fully been embraced. Contractors are not yet seeing ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ methods as important approaches to improve..

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