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Welcome to the Department of Construction Economics. Considering a career in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or Real Estate? Here you can find all the information you need.

Welcome to the Department of Construction Economics

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

Construction Management

Quantity Surveying

Real Estate

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) as well as by the South African Council For The Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP). We also have a strong relationship with industry and relevant professional associations such as the Associaton of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS).  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:

  • Building Information Modeling and Construction Project Management
  • Construction Innovation
  • Costing Models and Whole Life Costing
  • Green Building 
  • Project / Construction Procurement
  • Property Valuation and Economics
  • Risk and Decision-making in Real Estate
  • Urban Resilience
  • Well-being in the Built Environment
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