CAO CODE: GA875 Why Study Construction Management in Refurbishment and Maintenance? The course provides graduates with highly marketable skills in the areas of CAD, surveying, construction management and construction technology. Strong emphasis is placed on communications, as this is seen as critical in the successful completion of construction products. Numerous site visits are also undertaken throughout the first two years of the course. The emphasis of the course is practical, familiarising the students with planning and organisational techniques used in the industry with particular emphasis on the use of up-to-date methods of construction design and management. The final year of the course provides an understanding of the current theory and practice in the building refurbishment and maintenance management sectors. It emphasises the effective use and protection of buildings and the protection of the environment in the long-term. Career Opportunities Opportunities exist for graduates in the following areas: – Quantity Surveying – Architecture/Engineering – Facilities Management – Contract Management – Health and Safety – Forensic/Defect Investigation -Government Bodies/Local Authority/OPW Follow-on Studies Graduates are eligible for the B.Sc. (hons) in Construction Management Contact: Michael Gaughan course in GMIT (Galway) and at other institutes.