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Construction management certification in China has been a major driver for hiring managers in recent years, with many hiring managers seeking out a degree in the subject.
However, a new report from the China Construction Bank (CCB) has highlighted the need for more training in the subjects areas of contract negotiation and management.
While the CCB report notes that there are currently two certification programmes in China, it highlights that “one of them, which is the CMC-5, has a long-standing tradition of offering students a more detailed training in all aspects of the construction management field, including the use of the industry’s standard contractual terms and procedures”.
The CCB said the CCC-5 has over 500 graduates in the workforce, and there are more than 150,000 construction managers in China.
While it says that “a significant portion of these graduates are still not employed”, the CCBs report suggests that “training for the construction manager could be made easier by expanding the range of the CEC programme”.
This could include “a more detailed focus on contractual and other related aspects of contract negotiations, such as the terms and conditions of the project, the contractual agreements that govern the project and the overall structure of the contract”.
In terms of the overall management of construction projects, the report says that there is a “high demand” for people who are “capable of managing large-scale projects and managing multiple projects, such that project management is not only an important aspect of the job but also a core competence”.
It also highlights that the “integrity of the contracts” is a major factor in the success of construction managers, as it is “often difficult to assess the quality of work completed by contractors and to monitor the progress of projects”.
In addition to the CCBI’s report, the Australian Construction Bank has launched a website for more information on the CACM programme.