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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND COMPUTER STUDIES
BTEC HND IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
(BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING)
2012

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION
LECTURER: MR JASON BAKSH
ASSIGNMENT ONE

UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT SECTOR UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT SECTOR IN TERMS OF STRUCTURES AND ACTIVITIES

STUDENT – PHILBERT WILLIAMS
STUDENT ID - 184764

TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF FIGURES -PAGE 3

1) SUMMARY-PAGE 4

2) INTRODUCTION-PAGE 4

3) THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO’S ECONOMY-PAGE 5

4) MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND -PAGE 5
ITS APPLICATION TO THE
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT
ENVIRONMENT SECTOR

5) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
AND THE EFFECT ON INDIVIDUAL
AND TEAM PERFORMANCE-PAGE 8

6) ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF
THE CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT
ENVIRONMENT-PAGE 14

7) CONTRACT SIZE AND BUSINESS
PRACTICE INFLUENCE-PAGE 17

8) CONCLUSION-PAGE 19

9) BIBLIOGRAPHY-PAGE 20

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1Infrastructure Spending And Crude Oil Prices– PG. 5

FIGURE 2 Elements of Management – PG. 7

FIGURE 3 The Challenges of Construction – PG. 8

FIGURE 4Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – PG. 11

FIGURE 5 The Functional Structure – PG. 15

FIGURE 6The Divisional Structure– PG. 15

FIGURE 7 The Matrix Structure – PG. 16

1. Summary:
This assignment seeks to explore the evolution of management principles and their application to the construction and built environment sector in relation to Trinidad and Tobago. It will also discuss the approaches to leadership and motivation techniques employed by engineers and managers within the construction sector, comparing different approaches used and how organizational structure can impact on these issues. 2. Introduction:

Within Trinidad and Tobago, the economy is strong and usually with a strong economy the construction industry is likely to flourish. With the increase in construction activity, projects may take on a larger scale and the level of competence will have to go beyond what has already been considered the norm. Organizations will have to examine new management principles to apply to their workforce and projects. They will also have to consider the significance of the performance of their human resource and how to maximise on their productivity. Companies and managers may have to revise their structure within which they operate in order to accommodate a higher level of efficiency and employee satisfaction. In summary, the increase in the activity within this sector will require self-assessment by the parties involved i.e. the organizations and their managers. Through the evolution of the construction industry, the firms will have to ensure that they take the necessary steps to keep up with the dynamism of this field.

3. The Built Environment and Trinidad and Tobago’s Economy: The term Built Environment, as quoted from Wikipedia, refers to the human made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from having buildings and parks or green space to neighbourhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure such as water supply, or energy networks. With Trinidad and Tobago being a developing country, the expansion and growth of its built environment is of significant importance. Within the last ten years, the country has experienced an increase in the construction sector and a major contributor has been its strong economy. The economy of Trinidad and Tobago is no hidden secret. It boasts to be one of the richest countries in the Caribbean mainly due to its significant export of natural gas. In a recent study done by the research group THOLONS of the IDB, it was shown that the country’s expenditure on...
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