20 credits at level HE6
A construction project is a venture, which will usually involve many different organisations with different skills and experiences.
They will need to be directed and coordinated to provide a unique product, the completed project. This will usually need to be accomplished within a limited timescale and budget and often in an inhospitable environment. Success depends upon skilful project management.
In addition, appreciation is required of the particular responsibilities and opportunities for the construction industry to provide and maintain harmonious balance between the natural and built environments
Environmental management is gaining greater influence in public and commercial sectors. The student will gain knowledge and understanding of environmental management legislation, standards, assessments, and best practices in this advancing field.
The Project: Project definition; from inception to commissioning. Project organisation,
The Parties: Clients, organisations and cultures, objectives and expectations
Project Manager Role and specification, differentiation, integration, monitor and maintenance
Designers: concepts and management of design.
Value Management: Concept of value; process, tools and techniques.
Risk Management: aspects of project risk management; process, tools and techniques
Project Appraisal: economic cost benefit traditional and discounted cash flow (dcf) techniques; multi criteria
Decision making: model of decision making process; elements of; decision trees; investment risk profiles; decision matrix; multiple estimating risk analysis (MERA)
Environmental Management legislation in the context of the construction industry - taking in global sustainability and environmental issues.
Environmental Management: planning and Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Management Systems; Construction related.
Best practice case studies of construction related projects
Formal learning sessions (lectures) will include tutor presentations, dvds, analysis and problem solving in groups and/or individual basis using case studies. Self study will be facilitated through guided reading including texts, academic papers, vetted web information and professional journals.
Indicative Learning hours:
Assessment preparation…. 56
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Possess a knowledge and understanding of the commercial and economic context of engineering processes.||Ascertain client objectives through value and risk exercise taking into account stakeholder concerns.|
|2.||Have knowledge of management techniques which may be used to achieve engineering objectives.||Apply discounted cash flow appraisal and other quantitative techniques.|
|3.||Possess an understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.||Demonstrate an understanding of sustainable development practices to a relevant Civil Engineering case study.|
|4.||Have a thorough awareness of current legislatory and governing guidlines in the context of civil engineering projects including health and safety, quality assurance, and environmental issues.||Present work which integrates and applies current legislation and guidance.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Presentation demonstrating best practice in construction related Environmental Management.||2 hour end of module examination|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Pilcher, R. (1992) Principles of Construction Management. 3rd Edition. London. McGraw Hill
Harris, F., Edum-Fotwe, F. and McCaffer, R. (2006) Modern Construction management. 6th Edition. Oxford. Blackwell
Griffith, A., Stephenson, R. and Watson, P. (2000) Management Systems for Construction. Harlow Longman
Smith, N. J. (2008) Engineering Project Management. 3rd Edition. Oxford. Blackwell
Rogers, M. (2001) Engineering Project Appraisal. Oxford. Blackwell Science
Walker, A. (2007) Project Management in Construction. 5th Edition. Oxford. Blackwell
Loosermore, M. and Raftery. J. (2006) Risk Management in Projects. 2nd edition. London. Taylor and Francis
Lingard H.C. and Rowlinson, S. (2003) Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Project Management. London. Spon
Kelly, J., Male, S. and Drummond G. (2004) Value Management of Construction Projects. Oxford. Blackwell Science
Academic Journals and Conference Proceedings.
Science Industry/Professional Institute Journals and Magazines.
Institute of Environmental Management and assessment website. iema.net
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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