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Course Unit Title : Quality Management in Construction
Course Unit Code :
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Understanding basic consepts of quality and total quality management
Ability to apply quality management knowledge in construction industry.
Ability to develop quality management strategies on construction industry.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Quality concepts and related terminology, fundamentals of quality, quality pioneers, TQM theories and applications, quality planning, quality assurance, ISO 9000 and equivalent quality standards, quality at project-level and firm-level, quality management and evaluaton techniques, quality measures, quality reviews, continous quality improvement (CQI), case studies. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the foundation knowledge of the principles, concepts, processes and procedures pertaining to the management aspects of quality. It reviews the history of quality and examines the wide variety of philosophies, concepts, and techniques for managing, controlling and improving, quality. This course will provide the student with the underlying principles and techniques of Quality Management (QM) from a variety of functional perspectives. Also, students will gain a better understanding of the problems associated with improving quality with emphasis on its applications in construction concerning quality tools utilized at project and firm level.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : QM embraces the philosophy, principles, procedures, and practices necessary for providing customer satisfaction as well as achieving productivity and business performance in the construction industry.
Course Aims : As building projects get larger and more complex, clients are also increasingly demanding higher quality standards for their delivery. QM embraces the philosophy, principles, procedures, and practices necessary for providing customer satisfaction as well as achieving productivity and business performance in the construction industry.
WorkPlacement   Office, classroom
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Watson P., Howarth T., 2011, Construction Quality Management: Principles and Practice, Spon Press.
Additional Resources : Ashford J.L., 1989, The Management of Quality in Construction, Spon Press.
Thorpe B., Sumner P., 2005, Quality Management In Construction, Gower Publication.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
0 0 0  
Homeworks :
0 0 0  
Presentation :
1 1 1  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
1 3 3  
Visas :
0 0 0  
Finals :
1 1 1  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
0  
Course's ECTS Credit :
0      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
0 0
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 40
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
1 60
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
40
The ratio of final to success :
60
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Presentation of course content and program
 
2 Quality and Total Quality Management Concepts in the Construction Sector
 
3 History and Development of the Concept of Total Quality
 
4 Quality Standards and ISO Quality Systems
 
5 Quality Awards and the Self-Evaluation
 
6 Project-Level Quality Management
 
7 Company-Level Quality Management
 
8 Quality Management System in the Construction Industry Implementation Steps / Principles
 
9 The Quality Management System in Construction Industry Challenges and Benefits Provided in practice.
 
10 Quality Culture and Quality Strategy
 
11 Cost of Quality
 
12 Total Quality Management Performance Indicators
 
13 Total Quality Management-Case Analysis
 
14 Presentation
 
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