Professionalism in the Construction Sector

School of Engineering and Technology
Assoc. Prof. Ronald Webber


What is professionalism in a particular occupation such as a construction manager? The current literature maps the development of professions such as doctors and lawyers as defined through self-regulating associations that comply with government legislation, and university accredited educational standards for professional skills, knowledge, and ethical practice. In construction, the boundaries defining professions and less formalised occupations and trades appear to be converging. The modern construction manager, in particular, is highly knowledgable, with changing skills base away from traditional building practices to digital resource and process management. This raises the question of skills versus knowledge. Are construction managers today practicing a profession, trade or occupation

Built Environment and Design
Professionalism, Ethical behaviour, Occupations verses Trades
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