June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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A Proposed Dynamic Model for Education in Construction Project PlanningProject planning and coordination is one of the key fundamentals to executing successful projectmanagement. In the current construction industry, professionals are challenged with theplanning of increasingly complex projects, while also maintaining a competitive schedule. Asproject teams and environments are constantly in flux in the construction industry, there is a needfor education that is equally responsive to these needs. The education of professionals regardingplanning is critical to the execution of successful planning activities and the utilization of theproper tools. The literature and frameworks, such as checklists and logs, have a more reactiveapproach and do not focus on how to educate a project manager to pre-plan. A framework modelfor the education of construction professionals in the area of pre-contract planning is developedand tested. The model derives its foundation from the research of key theorists in the field ofeducational psychology, such as Ausubel, Bruner, and Mezirow, taking more of a constructivistapproach. Key educational areas addressed in the model are: risk mitigation, proactivescheduling, and behavioral considerations. The framework model proposed is a heuristic tool forconstruction educators, professionals, and any individuals interested in becoming more adept inplanning in dynamic construction environments.
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