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Ascend Launches CLAP for Construction Industry Executives



The Indian Construction Industry is a robust Industry which currently employs over 5.1 Crores. About 1.6 Crores additional job opportunities are expected to be generated by 2022 thus making it the largest employer.

Despite all these impressive numbers, the Industry is battling its own problems related to productivity. The global productivity growth of Construction is 1% which is amongst the lowest compared to other Industries.

According to a Research conducted by Ascend School of Construction Business, Construction Professionals admit that Protect Leadership skills are missing in their respective projects. As a result, the 3 major causes of errors in projects are Mismatch in Task Allocation, Lack of Planning and Improper Monitoring of Tasks. These are key challenges that can be dealt with through effective Project Leadership.

Ascend School of Construction Business is launching a Construction Leadership Accelerator Programme(CLAP) for Construction Industry Executives to help solve these challenges in association with Vayati Systems and Research and the British Legal Center. CLAP focuses on 3 Core Competencies: Project Management, Construction Business Strategy and Contracts Management that will enable Executives to gain an in-depth understanding of how they can impact productivity with effective Project Leadership.

Ascend School of Construction Business, a techno-management B-School backed by visionary Entrepreneurs, Stalwarts from the Construction Industry has corporate collaborations with over 40 different companies from India and the Middle East. The Institution offers Post Graduate Programme, Short Term Executive Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes through unique learning pedagogy designed by experts from the Global Construction Industry.

The British Legal Center, a globally renowned organization having expertise in Legal aspects of Construction is entering India for the first time in collaboration with Ascend. The Chairman of BLC, Dr Richard Brady who will be an expert facilitator in the programme, teaching virtually from London said “This partnership will expand our range of training for Construction Industry lawyers and Engineers through new courses dealing with both law and practical construction engineering knowledge. We will shortly announce the launch of a new range of FIDIC Contract Training courses for all levels of staff.”

Dr Mona N Shah, a renowned author and academician with over 3 decades of experience as a Dean of top Institutions in the Construction Management Education space like NICMAR and RICS SBE, has designed a unique learning pedagogy based on the research inputs provided by Ascend.

Dr Shah will be heading the programme and will ably assisted by Mr Rohit Saraogi, who holds a CXO position in a large Multinational Company and who is an expert in Project Controls.

Speaking about the Programme, Dr Shah said “We are happy to present the Construction Leadership Accelerator Program (CLAP) as a curated program offering deep construction project leadership instruction.

It is brought to you by experts in domain knowledge of construction projects with fundamental understanding of how online learning is conducted for maximum absorption.

We look forward to enrolling elite performing executives from the Construction Industry in CLAP for them to reap the benefits of an immersive learning experience and hence transformation of the Industry.”

Mr Niyanth Vashist, Executive Director of Ascend School of Construction Business said “CLAP is a unique experiential learning programme designed to help Entry Level Construction Professionals upskill their Project Management and Strategy Knowledge. All learners will experience a rich culture of Peer Learning, Case Studies and Expert Sessions delivered by Thought Leaders of the Industry. Our Career Development cell will also assist the learners in changing their jobs to profiles that are more suited to their skills.”

The Participants shall receive an Internationally recognized certificate by Ascend, VSAR and BLC. This will help participants in their Continuous Professional Development and further career progression. Note: More details about CLAP is available at

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