Topic 1: Introduction to Construction Industry

The construction industry is an important industry worldwide. The construction industry is generally defined as a sector of the economy. The industry is playing an important role in the economic growth of the country, but it currently faces many challenges that lead to project goals and steady growth of the economy.

The construction industry is an important part of the country’s economy. Construction is an important sector that contributes greatly to the economic growth of a nation. The construction industry has laid down the physical and technological foundations upon which modern civilization has developed. It also creates investment opportunities across various related sectors and is vital to the achievement of national socio-economic objectives.

Construction is a high hazard industry which comprises a wide range of activities involving plans, design, constructs, alteration, maintains, repairs and eventually demolishes of buildings, civil engineering works, mechanical and electrical engineering and other similar works.

Learning Outcome

This topic emphasizes on the principles of construction in building and civil engineering works. It also covers the importance of construction industry, types of construction works, the challenges and current issues related to the construction industry.

At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand and describe the importance of construction industry, the types of construction works, and the challenges of the construction industry.

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2) Watch the lecture video

3) Learning Activity

Click one of the activities below to test your understanding.



4) Test Your Understanding

1. What is the importance of the construction industry?
2. Describe the types of construction work.
3. Describe the people who are involved in a construction project.
4. What are the challenges of construction industry?
5. What are the most important aspects of a construction project?
6. What are the impacts of construction projects on a country?

Answer all the questions and submit your answer (in pdf file) to

5) Other Resources and Links

1. What Is the Construction Industry?

2. Types of Construction Work

3. Construction Industry Overview

4. Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry

5. Construction Industry Journal

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