The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Department of Construction Management 50th Anniversary conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners from developed, and developing nations to address fundamental construction management, construction project management, and construction health and safety (H&S) management issues. The broad objectives of the conference are to:
  • Celebrate the 50th year of presentation of the BSc Construction Management programme at the Nelson Mandela University; 
  • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary interaction between academics and practitioners;
  • Provide an internationally recognised, accredited conference;
  • Disseminate innovative and cutting-edge practices;
  • In keeping with the theme, identify likely issues for the next 50 years; and,
  • Contribute to the construction management, construction project management, and construction H&S management bodies of knowledge.
The conference will be staged on the 15th and 16th November 2021 in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Day 1 will include keynote addresses and plenary sessions. Day 2 will be an 'Industry Day', which will be Industry 4.0 oriented, the theme being 'Digitalising Construction Management for a Paradigm Shift'. Delegates will include: academics; government, professional association and statutory council representatives; industry practitioners; researchers; and, students. Attendance for both or either days is available, including a Gala Dinner. Registration can be completed online via the website which contains further information on the conference.
Venue: Marine Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa