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International Construction

Number: BCT 597Z
Credits: 3
Format: UWW (CPE)

Semester: Summer 1
Meeting Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5:15
Room: Online course

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Fernando Romero,


Office: Olver Design Building 328
Phone: (413) 545-8863

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Course Description

*Currently Not Offered

The main objective’s course is to prepare the students to try to adjust to working in a global environment and cultural differences around the world. Engineering and construction (E&C) professionals are required to work for global clients in foreign countries or working with foreign nationals within their own countries. The preparations for moving overseas are similar to planning any E&C project; they require planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.

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Learning Goals

In this course, the students will become familiar with the following topics:

  • Global Engineering and Construction
  • The Concept of culture and Global issues important to engineers and constructors
  • Managing Global Engineering and Construction Projects
  • Global Competitiveness in the engineering and construction industry
  • Global engineering and construction Alliances
  • Global Legal Issues
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Global Productivity Issues
  • Global Planning and Construction Delays
  • Global Terrorism: Kidnapping
  • Preparing Engineers and Constructors to Work Globally
  • Country-Specific Information


J. K. Yates (2007). “Global Engineering and Construction” First edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

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