22nd December 1999

 

COMPUTING FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS

 

A new part-time course designed to improve the computer skills of construction managers will begin at the Hull School of Architecture in the New Year.

 

‘Construction Administration and Communication’ aims to teach managers in the construction industry how to fully exploit the use computers in their work.

 

The course will be made up of ten half-day sessions and will focus on particular programmes and computer-related topics including word-processing and e-mail, computer-aided design, project planning, databases and spreadsheets.

 

Classes will be limited to 12 students and practical sessions will take place in a computer suite at the city centre campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on George Street.

 

“It has become standard practice for architects, engineers and other professionals to communicate by computer, and standard forms of contracts now recognise the use of computers for the issue of instructions and so on,” said George Clark, a lecturer at the Hull School of Architecture.

 

“Computers are therefore a lifeline which cannot be ignored.”

 

Students who complete the course will receive a university certificate of credit and 12 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer) points which can be put towards a degree or other qualification.

 

Those who attend individual half-day sessions only will receive a Continuing Professional Development certificate of attendance from the university.

 

The full course fee is £150 per student, with half-day sessions costing £20 each.

 

For information on how to enrol contact Micheline Baker at the Hull School of Architecture on 01482 462067.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042