1.963 Globalization of the Engineering and Construction Industry

Fall 2006

Image of a group of people layered on a world map.
This image shows the effect of globalization on world languages. (Image courtesy of Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture summaries and selected presentations in the lecture notes section, as well as a list of readings.

Course Description

This course explores the challenges and risks faced by senior managers of construction, engineering and architecture companies in entering global markets in general, and sponsoring concessions in particular. The course includes a discussion of innovative approaches to nation building, partnering, finance, utilization of specialized delivery systems, privatization, outsourcing and concessions; opportunities created by advanced information technology; and appropriate strategies for entering attractive and rapidly expanding international fields and markets.

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Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh
Mr. Derish M. Wolff

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session