Investigation of construction management dependencies between activities and their consequent impacts

Study level


Master of Philosophy


Vacation research experience scheme

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Professor Robin Drogemuller
Professor of Virtual Design and Construction
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Sara Omrani
Lecturer in Virtual Design & Construction
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Construction involves a variety of activities, resources, tools and techniques. Many of these activities are related and dependent on each other to the point that delay in one can result in an increase in the overall cost and time of the project.

This research project aims to investigate the dependencies between different activities and the extent of consequent impacts on other activities and the project.

Research activities

The expected research activities for this project are:

  • review of literature for activities and resources involved in construction
  • interview with construction managers to validate and adjust the outcome of the literature review
  • identification of the dependencies between different construction activities.


As a result of this project, we expect to complete a report and, potentially, submit publications related to our research.


You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

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