Construction Economics

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:

  • 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 and construction cost databases
  • Contracts and Property Law
  • BIM, VR and AR applications in construction
  • Construction Innovation and Construction Procurement
  • Teaching, Learning and Human Capital in the Built Environment

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

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