Civil Engineering (Tuning Africa: Implementation)

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List of Subject-Specific Competences

Conceptualising the construction project (Describing the scope of the project)
1. Ability to identify the need for construction of any type and structure (new, old).
2. Ability to identify different options (e.g. the need to demolish, reconstruct, maintain, rehabilitate, renovate and to plan those activities).
3. Skills in cost, quality and time optimization.
4. Skills in environmental and social impact assessment.
Viability of the construction project
5. Skills in cost, quality and time optimization.
6. Knowledge about the context and challenges of environment and development.
7. Ability to transmit project requirements into sketches and explain it to clients.
Design and feasibility of the construction project
8. Ability to analyse, reconfigure and apply relevant drawings, data and technologies.
9. Ability to coordinate, supervise and control.
10. Capacity to model and simulate systems, structures, projects and processes.
11. Ability to effective and professional interaction with other professions and to come to integrate solutions.
12. Ability to design.
13. Knowledge of plant and equipment.
14. Capacity to test the quality of building materials.
15. Skills in research on appropriate technologies.
16. Skills in developing new construction technologies and materials.
17. Skills of testing materials and technologies.
18. Skills in cost, quality and time optimization.
19. Ability to calculate design parameters (Mathematical skills).
20. Ability to analyse (mathematical and abstract background as basis for decision making).
21. Ability to program (to plan the process and allocate resources).
22. Knowledge about national and international construction standards.
23. Ability to identify appropriate legal frameworks.
24. Skills in handling data / information (survey data, soil information, materials data, environmental data, social data …).
25. Knowledge of maintenance of infrastructure.
Documentation and Procurement
26. Ability to calculate and quantify.
27. Ability to effective and professional interaction with other professions and to come to integrate solutions.
28. Understanding contractual and financial management aspects as well as of insurance and guarantees aspects (procurement).
29. Ability to program (to plan the process and allocate resources).
30. Skills in cost, quality and time optimization.
31. Ability of translating, interpreting of data and/or drawings into actual construction.
32. Knowledge of plant and equipment.
Construction (Realisation, Implementation)
33. Ability of translating, interpreting of data and/or drawings into actual construction.
34. Ability to effective and professional interaction with other professions and to come to integrate solutions.
35. Knowledge on basic Construction management principles (Work Breakdown, Time, Risk, Quality, Resource, Financial and HR Management, Monitoring).
36. Ability to coordinate, supervise and control.
37. Knowledge of plant and equipment.
38. Commitment to health and safety.
39. Knowledge of maintenance of infrastructure.
40. Ability to reconstruct, maintain, rehabilitate, renovate the ability/skills to supervise construction.
41. Ability to program (to plan the process and allocate resources).
42. Capacity to test the quality of building materials.
43. Skills in developing new construction technologies and materials.
44. Ability to supervise/manage.
45. Ability to control construction.
46. Quality management/ Skills in quality control techniques.
47. Skills in cost, quality and time optimization.
48. Capacity to introduce health and safety measures in construction and materials.
49. Skills in handling data / information (survey data, soil information, materials data, environmental data, social data …).
50. Skills to deal with dispute resolutions.
Close out of the construction project
51. Skills to finalize financial implications and legal responsibilities.
52. Skills to deal with dispute resolutions.
53. Skills to address defects and quality issues.
54. Skills in commissioning.

Maria

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