The construction industry is booming; global construction output is forecast to increase from around $8.5 trillion to $12 trillion by 2025. In the UK alone, the construction industry employs 2.9 million people across 280,000 different businesses and contributes almost £90 billion to the economy.
As public and private investment in the built environment continues to grow, so too does the need for the specialist skills and expertise, not only to contend with increasingly complex construction projects, but also to take account of complicated regulations, technological advancements and environmental concerns.
Coventry has excellent links with employers, many of whom, like Warwickshire City Council, provide direct input into course development as members of our Building Advisory Board.
We have a strong portfolio of cutting-edge, industry-related research and expertise in engineering, construction and sustainable development, ranging from project management to supply chain management. We are home to both the Coventry University Enterprise Simulation Centre, which allows the use of virtual reality simulation training for construction students attending this course, and the Centre for Low Impact Buildings Research, which seeks to deliver solutions to close the design versus as-built performance gap found in the built environment.
You can benefit from facilities within our £55m Engineering and Computing building, which features material and manufacturing laboratories, as well as our High Performance Engineering Centre with access to industry-standard equipment and software, such as, Micro soft project, Primavera, AutoCAD and Revit.