University of Technology Sydney

16016 Construction Futures

Requisite(s): 96 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90373 Core Subjects B Construction


The future of the construction industry has never had so much potential for change and such opportunity for improvement. This subject examines the global megatrends shaping the future of the construction industry ('Why must it change?'); the internal industry dynamics that determine how the sector responds and transforms ('What are the barriers and opportunities?'); and develops a framework of the critical enablers for change ('How will change happen?').

Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the broad social, environmental, political and economic trends as they currently relate to the construction industry globally; identify a transformative technology, process, or resource development and explain its relevance to the future of the Australian construction industry; and creatively develop their vision for an alternative future possibility.

The subject is taught entirely online employing a guided learning approach that includes a blended mix of relevant theoretical frameworks, industry case studies, online exercises and an extensive collection of curated online resources.

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