Introduction

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Introduction

The construction industry contributes significantly to an economy. Typically construction employs large amounts of resources including financial, labour, material, plant and equipment. It represents a high proportion of the fixed capital formation (GFCF) and contributes significantly to the domestic produce (GDP) of the economy. Efficient and economical deployment of resources is vital to the industry and to society. Good management of expenditure therefore is essential in achieving economic resource allocation to enhance productivity and to achieve good value for money.

The objectives of the programme are to fill a need for professionals in the construction industry with a sound knowledge of construction economics, construction technology and management; and the Islamic perspective of man's Khalifah on Earth and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex and dynamic situations prevailing within the construction industry and the processes of construction procurement of which it is comprised.