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BULD7028 - Construction Procurement

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Title:Construction Procurement
Long Title:Construction Procurement
Module Code:BULD7028
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: GILLIAN CAREY
Module Description: This module explains how the construction constituents of client, consultant and contractor fit together in the procurement process. It goes on to explain the client decisions necessary in order to choose a suitable procurement route.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the development process from inception to completion and give appropriate feedback to the client in relation to the project.
LO2 Select the most appropriate methods of procurement for construction projects.
LO3 Explain the factors that influence the client's choice of design team and the contractor's choice of project.
LO4 Evaluate the factors which affect time, cost and quality on a construction project.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
14122 BULD7031 Project Procurement - QS
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Initation, Briefing, Design, Information
Site identification and evaluation, development identification and evaluation, identification of client needs, the role of the contractor in the design process.
Cost Planning
Comparative and elemental cost planning.
Methods of Procuring a Construction Project
Delivery of a project from a concept to an actuality, alternative procurement routes available to the client and their influence on the time, cost and quality of the project.
Tendering Procedures
Invitation to tender, preparation of tender, tender adjudication, vetting of tenders, contractor selection.
Risk Allocation
Identification of the elements of risk associated with a construction project, the prioritisation of these risks and their effect on the overall cost of the project.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Alternative method of procuring an integrated project. 1,2,3,4 60.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions In-class exam on course content. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Meade J. and Gruneberg S.L. 2013, Programme Procurement in Construction Learning from London 2012, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470674734]
  • The Aqua Group 2016, The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering & Contract Administration, 2nd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781118346549]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Kelly, Roy Morledge, Sara Wilkinson 2002, Best Value in Construction, Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 9780632056118]
  • Morledge R. and Smith A. 2013, Building Procurement, 2nd Ed., Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470672433]
  • Brian Greenhaugh and Graham Squires 2011, Introduction to Building Procurement, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415482165]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory

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