Construction Management and Megaprojects

Spring 2016
Baabak Ashuri
CEE 4803-SLS

Sustainable Development of Construction Megaprojects Through Community Engagement: Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Megaprojects - Tools, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), were be introduced to the students to study the human ecology of big projects. Megaprojects were analyzed as displacements that follow a socio-natural process. Students learned the methodology to study changes in the surrounding environments of megaprojects from social, environmental, and economic standpoints.  Cultural Differences & Ethical Issues in Megaprojects - Stories of local projects from several local engineering communication experts and legal professionals were be shared with students. Best practices, tools, and programs were also shared with students to understand how cultural and ethical issues are handled in delivery of the most recent megaprojects in Metro Atlanta, the state of Georgia, across the nation, and around the globe. The significant role of professional societies and industry groups were discussed in this course module and available technical resources were provided to the students. 

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