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    IIT Madras introduces online course on Construction Technology and Management

    Candidates can apply for the IIT Madras Construction Technology and Management programme till August 20.

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras launched an online certification course on Construction Technology and Management, which will teach the latest advances in construction technology and management practices. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the programme till August 20. The first batch will commence on September 1, 2023.

    There are no specific eligibility criteria, however, a background in architecture, civil, mechanical, electrical or management is preferred. The IIT Madras Construction Technology and Management programme application link is available at, code.iitm.ac.in/construction-technology-and-management.

    Working professionals in structural design and construction firms, faculty in engineering colleges as well as students who intend to work in the construction industry can apply for the course.

    The course includes 126 hours of recorded online instruction and 42 hours of online live interaction with the faculty experts.

    IIT Madras has India’s largest and strongest academic group in construction management and technology and the course would be taught by a group of very senior faculty from the group at IIT Madras known for their technical expertise and their experience working with the industry on challenging projects.

    Highlighting the importance of the course, course coordinator, Professor Ashwin Mahalingam, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “India will invest significantly in developing infrastructure and buildings in the years to come and it is important that we build on time, on budget, using new technologies and to the highest standards of quality possible. This course is intended to be accessible to every practising and aspiring civil engineer and will address exactly these aspects and provide specific tools and guidelines that will enhance their skills.”

    The course has ten modules, namely engineering economics, concrete technology, road and pavement technology, construction planning and control, construction processes and productivity, quality, durability and repair, safety, construction contracts and resource-constrained schedule optimization.

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