Construction Economics

Notice to students:  2nd Semester mode of teaching 

Please note that all undergraduate students will be required to return to campus at the start of the 2nd semester.  All honors students will continue with online classes but will be required to write physical tests and examinations on campus.

Departmental Information

The Department is a leader in the provision of well-prepared practitioners in the fields of construction and property development in the private and public sector, both locally and abroad. We are accredited with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP), the South African Council For The Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP) as well as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). We also have a strong relationship with industry and relevant professional associations such as the Associaton of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the South African Council for Shopping Centres (SACSC).  Our department offers regular short courses aimed at skills development in the industry. For more information on these courses, please click here.

We are also actively involved in the following areas of research:

  • Project and Facilities management
  • Decision-making, real estate, feasibility studies, shopping centres
  • Construction cost data bases, escalation and indices. Life cycle costing. Standard documentation in construction
  • Profiling and Well-being in the Built Environment  
  • Green Buildings
  • Short term building insurance, building cost modelling
  • Contracts and Property Law
  • BIM, VR and AR applications in construction
  • Construction Innovation and Construction Procurement
  • Teaching, Learning & Human Capital in the Built Environment
  • Construction Programming, Construction Management, Implementing 4IR in the construction process

The Department of Construction Economics offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees in :

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