• ISSN: 2010-0248 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Innov.  Manag. Technol.
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IJIMT 2022 Vol.13(1): 16-24 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2022.13.1.915

Expected Competencies of Construction Management Graduates Working in China

Yi Wang and Kam Cheng
Monika Ciesielkiewicz1,*, Claire F. Bonilla2, and Carlos Olave-Lopez-de-Ayala3
1. School of Education, Computense Unversity of Madrid, Spain
2. Department of Computer Science, UDIMA—Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, Spain
3. School of Ecomomics, University of Valencia, Spain
Email: monikacies@gmail.com(M.C.); clairefbonilla@gmail.com(C.F.B.); carolode@alumni.uv.es(C.O.-L.A.)
*Corresponding author

Abstract—Construction manager competencies in today's construction industry are the key factors of project success. Compared to traditional roles, they are faced with a situation showing a gradual shift in their roles and functions especially projects nowadays are encountering more and more complicated issues during construction phase and the increasing complexity of projects poses huge demand for construction managers possessing competencies capable to adapt to this changing industry environment by their knowledge and skills gained through training especially during their early years of construction management education received in polytechnics or universities. Such kind of training builds the foundations for construction managers enabling to develop further a way to adapt to the escalating expectations of the clients and more important related to the development of leadership, management and problem-solving skills construction organisations are looking for. This paper aim to evaluate the expected competencies of construction management graduates in China focusing on the development of construction manager during their early training and how the education institutes can make sure their curriculums capable to prepare learners for the changing needs of construction industry in China. The result of this study is to provide a theoretical basis for the excellent construction management curriculum design, thus encouraging education institutes to adopt industry-oriented approach to deal with ever-changing construction industry.

Index Terms—Benchmarking, competencies, construction management education, project management training.

The authors are with Engineering and Architectural Studies, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (e-mail: wy569966651@gmail.com, kam.cheng@ara.ac.nz).


Cite: Yi Wang and Kam Cheng, "Expected Competencies of Construction Management Graduates Working in China," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 16-24, 2022.

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