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BULD7020 - Construction Resource Mgt.

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Title: Construction Resource Mgt.
Long Title: Construction Resource Management
Module Code:BULD7020
 
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: Mark Higgins
Module Description: This module describes how a construction manager can optimise the use of resources on construction projects using modern construction planning and control procedures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of design team principles and their specific application to construction managers.
LO2 Analyse and understand the preparation and submission of tender documentation from a main contractor's perspective.
LO3 Utilisation of proper management systems in the administration of construction projects.
LO4 Optimise construction site layout plans.
LO5 Apply project management software to cash flow and resource management on construction projects.
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.
14128 BULD8010 Site Management and Technology
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
Design Team Management
Design principles, drawing and specification production, information, cost planning and value engineering, procurement, tendering procedures, post tender documentation production and control.
Analytical Management Systems
Critical path evaluation and significance: using the relevant software.
Construction Planning and Programming including LEAN methodologies.
Sequencing, work breakdown structures, duration calculation, resource levelling, line of balance, systems management: tender, contract, short-term, and claims planning. LEAN construction and the last planner system.
Optimising Construction Site Layouts
Site resource management, site traffic management, documentation control on site, site communication systems.
Resource Management Software
Apply project management software to budgetary and resource requirements.
Project Control Systems
Programme related cashflow, budgeting, progress recording techniques.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Present a report that explains Design Team principles utilised and their application from a construction manager's perspective. 1 20.0 Week 5
Written Report Produce a tender and construction programme for construction project and construction cost calculations. 2,3,5 40.0 Week 10
Project Produce a site layout, design team structure and procurement options and a review of buidling technology and constructability. 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. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Assessment of practical competency in the utilisation of industry-standard software 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 laboratory 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
Lab Assessment of practical competency in the utilisation of industry-standard software 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 laboratory 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
  • Lewis, C, Chatfield, C & Johnson, T 2019, Microsoft project 2019: Step by Step, 1st ed. Ed., Microsoft Press [ISBN: 978150930742]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cooke. B & Williams. P 2004, Construction Planning, Programming & Control, 2nd Ed., Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 9781405121484]
  • Moore D.R & Hague D.J 1999, Building Production Management Techniques, 1st Ed., Longman [ISBN: 0-582-35704-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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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