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Module Code: CEN312
Module Title: Construction Management
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: CEN202
The aims of this module are:

To introduce the student to various aspects of construction management.

To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools as applied in construction.

To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in the success of construction projects.
Learning outcomes 
A The multi-disciplinary approach required for successful completion of construction engineering projects.

B The key components of construction operations and management.

C The impact of the supply chain and advanced technologies / BIM to modern business practices.
Intellectual Abilities

D Analysis of the organisation and planning of construction engineering projects.

E Analysis of the distinctive characteristics of the construction industry, and its contribution to UK, China and international markets

F Analysis and modelling of operation systems and performance evaluation within the sector.
Practical Skills

G Management awareness, as applied to the complexities of construction engineering processes.

H Strategy development based on professional case studies, including proposals for improvement
General Transferable Skills

I in descriptive writing and the critical appraisal of industry-specific approaches

J in qualitative and quantitative analysis and problem-solving
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through formal lectures and class tutorials.

1. Quantity take off and unit rate estimating for civil engineering and construction works

2. Operational estimating vs. unit rate estimating and depreciation for civil engineering and construction works

3. Tendering for civil engineering and construction works

4. Earned Value Management

5. Work study

6. Workforce motivation

7. Resource management

8. Lean Construction and Supply Chain Management

9. Value Engineering/Management

10. Sustainable construction –LEED, BREEAM, CEEQUAL

11. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

12. BIM

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      32  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework On Use Of Project Management Software For A Virtual Construction Project 30.00
2 Examination 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:35:47 AM