The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at the Durban University of Technology recently hosted the 5th CIDB Doctoral Research Workshop, with the aim of giving research direction to Doctoral students.
The workshop was held at the Hilton Hotel last Friday, 05 October and attended by a number of academics in the discipline of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying from various South African tertiary institutions.
Providing welcome remarks during the workshop, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Professor Paul Musonge discussed the courses offered in the Department.
According to Dr Ayodeji Aiyetan, the Workshop Convener and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, the biennial workshop is purposely organised to guide doctoral students in their research studies.
“The workshop aims to direct students to appropriate: theoretical and conceptual framework, literature review, research methodologies bordering on: the research philosophy, paradigm, methods and instruments and the expected contribution to knowledge that these students should come up with,” said Dr Aiyetan.
“The workshop had various presentations from Doctoral students on different topics. There were individual critics given to each student. Each student had their work assessed, they were given feedback on their work and guidance on the way forward about their study,” added Dr Aiyetan.
During the workshop, a total number of 11 Doctoral proposals were presented, examining different topics within the field of Construction Management.
The 5th Doctoral CIDB Doctoral Workshop continued the strong culture that reflects one of the principles of the CIDB, which is developing the industry and particularly the academic stream of the industry, with respect to fostering the exchange of knowledge and promoting research within the industry.