Module title: Construction Project Management 2

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

Module code: BSV10105
Module leader: Maurice Van Rietvelde
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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: Maurice Van Rietvelde
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module utilises a full lecture programme supported by tutorial / seminar sessions which encompass case studies and practical application of areas covered in lectures in the field of advanced Project Management.

This is designed to give the student a full theoretical background to these advanced project management strategies whilst affording them the opportunity to carry out analyses of areas such as risk management, conflict management and procurement strategy; this gives a practical and contextual aspect to the student learning regime.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
PDP and competency based learning related to the construction and property industry are inherent within this module.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment is informal throughout the course of the module utilising the seminar sessions to elicit feedback. A formal examination is utilised to provide summative assessment of the module syllabus. The examination is a 3 hour closed book examination based on attempting 4 questions from 6.

Research/ teaching linkages
A substantial amount of research material generated by the Building Performance Centre, Centre for Timber Engineering and the Scottish Energy Centre is embedded in the teaching material of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
Students are encouraged to participate in the class through tutorial interaction via case studies, group tutorials. Delivery and content will operate within the universities policies on DDA ,equality and social inclusion.
The variety of teaching methods and types of assessments ensure that a range of backgrounds and aptitudes are catered for. The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on WebCT) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


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

Description of module content:

Analysis of building procurement systems and the choice of development method.
Operational decision making.
Client / Project team integration, co ordination and communication .
Analysis and design of project management structures.
Conflict Management and Resolution in Construction.
Cost and resource implications of design changes in construction projects; measurement of productivity, learning curves, productivity related to human aspects, buildability analysis and techniques. Operational research and decision making; theory, techniques applications in industry.
Decision theory and application in construction.
Quality assurance, quality systems, philosophy , planning, implementation with the construction industry, certification.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse projects and advice on procurement strategies and contractual arrangements;
LO2: manage the design element within the project cycle;
LO3: analyse projects from a risk perspective and carry out sample risk analyses and assessments;
LO4: understand the practices in Quality Management and apply these in a Construction Context;
LO5: analyse a project to identify areas of potential conflict and identify management strategies to avoid their
occurrences.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - WALKER,A (2015) PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION: BLACKWELL SCIENCE,OXFORD, 6th ed. - ISBN: 978111850040
Core - LOCK,DENNIS (2007) PROJECT MANAGEMENT: GOWER PUBLISHING,LONDON, 9th ed. - ISBN: 978056608772
Core - GRIFFITH,A (2010) INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR CONSTRUCTION:QUALITY,ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780273730651
Recommended - CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (2009) CODE OF PRACTICE FOR CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9781405194204
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