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CIVL8031 - AEC Project & Contract Mgmt

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Title:AEC Project & Contract Mgmt
Long Title:AEC Project & Contract Management
Module Code:CIVL8031
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: MARY MOLONEY
Module Description: This module will evaluate the role and responsibilities of the project manager/engineer within a construction project.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the team management and leadership styles applied in a structural engineering project.
LO2 Formulate safety plans and statements, undertake risk assessments and implement suitable control measures.
LO3 Critically evaluate the use and application of different types of construction contracts.
LO4 Implement appropriate financing, tendering, cashflow, cost control and payment processes in a civil engineering 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.
No incompatible modules listed
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
Leadership
Leadership traits. Motivation. Communication. Delegation. Management styles. Leadership styles. Emotional intelligence. Group theory.
Management and management techniques
Forms of management: scope, time, cost, quality, people, risk, facilities. Change management. Role and functions of managers. Management and organisation.
Health and Safety
Planning and organising for safety. Regulations. Safety and contract documents. Safety statements and plans. Hazard and risk identification. Risk assessment and control measures. Monitor and revise assessments.
Construction and Organisation
Programming and scheduling procedures. Master and detailed programmes. Programming methods: cumulative progress charts; line of balance charts; bar charts; networks.
Contracts
Admeasurements, schedule of rates, lump sum, cost reimbursement. Design and build contract, PPP contract, negotiated contract, management contract, public works contract
Tender documentation
Instructions to tenderers, form of tender, conditions of contract, specification, bills of quantities, drawings, reports, form of agreement, performance bond.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Based on an actual/theoretical case study, prepare a reflection/review type report which analyses, evaluates, and critically appraises management and leadership methodologies. 1 25.0 Week 12
Project In response to a project brief for a proposed building or element of infrastructure, undertake a detailed risk assessment, mitigating risk(s) as appropriate. Develop a detailed programme of work for the project. 1,2 30.0 Week 7
Project In response to a project brief for a proposed building or element of infrastructure, develop a proposed project management, contract, tendering and cashflow strategy 1,3,4 45.0 Week 13
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 Deliver course content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Problem Solving. Project work. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Revision of course content. Project work. 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 Deliver course content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Problem Solving. Project work. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Revision of course content. Project work. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Srinath Perena, Allan Ashworth 2017, Contractual procedures in the construction industry, 7th Ed. Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-113869393]
  • J. Murdoch and W. Hughes 2007, Construction Contracts - Law and Management, 4th Ed Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415393690]
  • Chartered Institute of Building 2014, Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, 5th Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781118378083]
  • Rory Burke, Steve Barron 2014, Project Management Leadership : Building Creative Teams, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons Inc New York [ISBN: 1118674014]
  • Rory Burke 2013, Project Management Techniques, 2nd Ed Ed., Burke Publishing [ISBN: 9780987668301]
  • Project Management Institute 2017, A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK guide), 6th Ed Ed., Project Management Institute [ISBN: 9781628251845]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_CBIMM_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Information Modelling and Management 3 Group Elective 2
CR_CABIM_8 Certificate in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management 2 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 6 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 6 Mandatory

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