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BULD7023 - Construction HRM

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Title:Construction HRM
Long Title:Construction & Human Resource Management
Module Code:BULD7023
 
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: JOSEPH KEHOE
Module Description: This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the nature of Human Resource Management (HRM) in relation to construction organisations and practices.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse the importance of HRM to construction organisations and projects.
LO2 Explain employee relations in construction.
LO3 Distinguish between recruitment and selection of construction personnel.
LO4 Analyse the role of HRM in the formulation of company health and safety policies.
LO5 Appraise the role of HRM and TQM in construction organisations.
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
Human Resource Management
Role, strategic importance, functions, organisation and project level.
Employee Relations
Nature of employee relations, industrial relations, industrial democracy, CIF, government agencies.
Recruitment & Selection
Stages in R&S, methods of R&S relevant to level in construction organisation and project.
Health & Safety
Policy formulation and implementation. Workplace wellbeing, keep-well mark.
Quality Management
Role of HRM in relation to TQM, QA, quality leadership, quality confidence.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer questions One Hour in-class assessment. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 6
Written Report Report reflecting on the learning which has taken place during the module delivery 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 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 Theory on course topics and worked examples. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of worked examples for selected tutorial sessions 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. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material and preparation of worked examples for selected tutorial sessions 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
  • Helen Lingard, Ron Wakefield 2019, Integrating Work Health and Safety into Construction Project Management, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781119159957]
  • Andrew Dainty, Martin Loosemore 2012, Human Resource Management in Construction, 2nd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415593076]
  • Patrick Gunnigle, Noreen Heraty, Michael J. Morley 2017, Human Resource Management in Ireland, 5th Ed. [ISBN: 9781910393178]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Joseph Wallace, Patrick Gunnigle, Gerard McMahon and Michelle O'Sullivan 2013, Industrial Relations in Ireland, 4th Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717143818]
  • D.R. Kiran 2016, Total Quality Management, Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 9780128110355]
  • HSA 2013, Guide for Contractors and Project Supervisors, Ireland [ISBN: 978-1-84496-184-9]
  • James Innes 2016, The CV Book, 3rd Ed., Pearson Education Limited [ISBN: 9781292096477]
  • Linda Reidy 2015, Human Resource Management: make that grade, 4th Ed., Gill & McMIllan Spain [ISBN: 9780717168149]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • State of the Public Service Series 2017, n/a, The Practice of Human Resource Management
  • Chartered Institute of Building 2013, Skills in the Construction Industry
  • HSA 2005, Guide to Safety
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 6 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 6 Mandatory

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