30 credits at level HE5
The aims of this module
1. to develop an appreciation of the planning function in construction.
2. to examine the resource base of the construction phase.
3. to outline methods of control of site resources.
4. to analyse the contribution of parties in the construction process to a safe working environment.
5. to develop personal skills relevant to management in the construction industry.
Planning and programming 20%
Contract planning, long and short term, programme preparation, gantt charts, arrow diagrams, resource scheduling and levelling, temporary site layout. Computer software
Labour payment systems and employment, control of plant, materials management and scheduling including environmental considerations
Financial control 20%
Control systems: budgets, costing, cashflow, reconciliations.
Health and Safety (20%)
Health and Safety legislation and management.
Procurement, management and control.
Communications and quality management systems 10%
Control systems, information flow, meetings
Learning sessions will include some lectures, but the format will mainly involve working through examples and case studies. There will be opportunity for group discussion, and there will also be computer workshops.
Indicative Learning Hours: Lectures and tutorials 84 hours
Coursework preparation 110 hours
Self Study 106 hours
TOTAL 300 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Prepare programmes and undertake strategic planning reviews for construction
Undertake a logical flow of activities on programmes, sensible activity durations and supporting strategy statements
|2.||Plan the mobilisation of labour, plant and materials
Allocate resources to programmes and
|3.||Present case study material to peers||
Demonstrate presentation structure, content, use of visuals, defence of
|4.||Understand health and safety legislation and safe working practices
Understand relevance of health and safety plans to programmes
|5.||Appraise financial control systems and identify corrective action where appropriate
Undertake a critical appraisal of standard company systems
|6.||Appraise different programming techniques.||
Calculate project duration using different methods
|7.||Analyse construction projects by consideration of smaller activities within the overall task of completing a project
||Produce a logical flow of activity titles|
|8.||Manage the implementation of
Allocate and interrogate use of resources and investigate effects of the inefficient use
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Plan and draw site layout, network diagram and Gantt chart for a project||Written assessment on health and safety legislation and preparation of site health and safety plans||Written assessment on management and financial control systems|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. (2001) Modern Construction management. 5th Edition. Oxford. Blackwell Science
Pilcher, R (1992) Principles of Construction Management. Third edition. Berkshire. McGraw Hill
Illingworth, J.R., (1993) "Construction Methods and Planning", E. & F.N. Spon, London.
Cooke, B., (1993) "Contract Planning , Programming and Control", MacMillan, London.
Forster, G., (1991) "Construction Site Studies. Production, Administration and Personnel", Longman, Essex.
CIOB, (1992) "Practice of Site Management Volumes 1 to 4.
CIOB, "Construction Information File".
Professional Journals and Trade Magazines.
Health and Safety Executive Construction Information Sheets.
|Host Subject Group:||Construction, Surveying, Architectural Technology|
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