The objective of this research report is to develop a specific programme for training and developing construction foremen within a single company.
Initially, the report considers the importance of the position and the enormous changes in the position that have taken place and those which will occur. This is carried out as an examination of existing literature on the subject. Effective foreman performance characteristics ar6 also examined in the light of existing literature.
The report then examines the company in question and tailors the programme to suit the company's culture, market and structure. The nature of the foremen and the position requires that the design of the programme involves the participants from the initial stages. Therefore, the programme developed is rather more a format for participants and a programme co-ordinator to design much of the method and subject matter.
The project then describes learning theories and models which will be used in the final programme design.
An action plan is set out for the implementation of the programme.