Module title: Construction Management 2

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09100
Module leader: Andrew Brown
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jill Leggatt
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module is classroom based with a formal lecture programme supported by tutorial sessions to reinforce and develop themes and topics covered in lectures, with a series of practical planning and programming sessions to allow a 'hands-on' approach to construction programming and the use of IT in its realisation A full set of lecture back-up text is issued to encourage student centred learning, with self-assessment exercises included at regular intervals. The coursework is designed to ensure the student is conversant with the requirements of pretender documentation preparation by the contractor and act as a sound framework for later topics and give interim feedback to the student on progress. The examination will give summative assessment for the module.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Use of Management simulation software will embed teamwork skills, communication, group analysis skills, leadership skills, analytical and evaluatory skills via the use of simulated real-life scenarios requiring decisions and action on the consequences of those decisions.
PDP and competency based learning related to the construction and property industry are inherent within this module.

Research/ teaching linkages
Where applicable , research in the area of Construction Management is integrated into the teaching of this module to ensure the student is aware of current issues and future movements in the field.

Formative Assessment:
Coursework set in essay format with early return to give indication of students understanding of the subject and ability in assessment structuring, referencing and presentation, in addition to the research and analytical skills necessary to complete the assignment.
Self assessment questions, learning checklists and revision questions that are facilitated using Module. 4 Classroom based tutorials delivered throughout Module to enable students understanding of their progress. Formative feedback also offered on completion of the Scheduling coursework.

Summative Assessment:
End of module formal supervised assessment designed to assess competency over a number of learning outcomes.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 40 2,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Corporate Planning: Formulation of company policy, models for strategic planning, evaluation and implementation of strategy, management of change, effects of economic activity.
Enterprise Development: Professional Self Development: Assertiveness, production market strategy, sources of information.
Building production, site management, planning, control and organisation, work study techniques.
Resource Management: Manpower planning, plant management, sub-contractor selection, co-ordination, control and payment, material purchasing systems.
Production Management: Analysis of construction methods and strategies, physical production systems, on and off site factory production.
Project planning and programming techniques, short, medium and long term planning, planning progressing and controlling, method statement, programming techniques. Advanced construction planning and programming techniques. Use of commercial planning and control software in construction situations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: compare and contrast the various construction methods and strategies;
LO2: create plans and programmes for the control and co-ordination of construction projects;
LO3: evaluate resource management strategies and concepts in a construction industry context;
LO4: demonstrate the use of planning and programming techniques for construction and their value in the
decision making and problem-solving processes;
LO5: discuss and evaluate the corporate planning and marketing strategies utilised in construction.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - COOKE B., AND WILLIAMS P. (2009) CONSTRUCTION PLANNING, PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL: WILEY BLACKWELL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781405183802
Recommended - FELLOWS R, LANGFORD D, NEWCOMBE, R, AND URRY, S. (2002) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE: BLACKWELL SCIENCE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0632064021
Recommended - GRIFFETH A, AND WATSON P (2004) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0333968786
Recommended - HARRIS F. AND MCCAFFER R. (2013) MODERN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: WILEY BLACKWELL, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780470672174
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