Building and Human Settlement Development

Generic built environment research within this school, enhanced occupational health and safety, promotion of effective project and construction management, optimisation of infrastructure, enhanced delivery of appropriate housing, housing management and development of human resources.

  • Construction management principles, processes and techniques
  • The functional behaviour and performance of buildings
  • Safety, health and environment (SHE) (broad spectrum)
  • Ergonomic design in relation to health and safety
  • Property economics and valuation
  • Facilities management
  • Housing management
  • Built environment general (construction logistics management, etc)
  • Building contracts
  • Financial management for contractors
  • Problems related to low cost housing projects
  • Tertiary education in the construction Industry