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ARCH8001 - Prof. Practice – Management

Title:Prof. Practice – Management
Long Title:Prof. Practice – Management
Module Code:ARCH8001
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: April 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: DEIRDRE RYAN
Module Description: Practical and effective methods of project management practices for projects in the built environment from inception to completion. The learner will plan, schedule, estimate and produce cash flow projections for a project. Management and coordination of project teams.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate management theory, concepts and principles within a project management context.
LO2 Review organisation structures in a design and construction project environment.
LO3 Develop and analyse project schedules using computer-based software.
LO4 Evaluate appropriate cost planning and cost management techniques on construction projects.
LO5 Review Building Regulations & Control system
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

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 Management theory and concepts
The functions of project management, project controls, stakeholder management, scope definition, leadership, motivation and conflict management. Project life cycle; Typical work plan, project stages and industry standard practice for Project Management.
Professional Practice and Project Organisation
The project manager: roles and responsibilities. Professional practice and project organisation types: functional, pure project, and matrix organisation. Quality management within the organisation including ISO standards.
Project Planning and Analysis
Project life-cycle. Planning. Phasing. Resource allocation and leveling. Estimating duration of tasks. Project control: Performance analysis. Critical path analysis and construction logic.
Fee Management and Project Cost Planning
Professional practice fee management and Bid management. Estimating construction project budgets based on elemental cost plans using historical cost data.
Legislation & Regulations
Roles and responsibilities of all team members under Building Control Amendment Regulation (BCAR), Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, Design Risk Assessments (DRA's).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computerised schedule, cost estimate and cash flow projection for a construction project 3,4 40.0 Week 8
Written Report Written report on construction project management 1,2,4,5 60.0 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 Management - lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Project Management 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, development and completion of assignments. 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 Lecture management 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Project Managemet 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, development and completion of assignments. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Chartered Institute of Building 2014, Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development (Construction Management), 5th Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 978-1405103091]
  • Walker, A 2015, Project Management in Construction, 6th Ed., Blackwell Science United Kingdom [ISBN: 9781118500408]
  • Samuel J. Jr., Mantel, Jack R. Meredith, Scott M. Shafer, Margaret M. Sutton 2017, Project Management in Practice, 6th Ed., Wiley New jersey [ISBN: 978-1119385]
  • Project Management Institute (Corporate Author) 2013, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Pmbok Guide, Fifth Ed. [ISBN: 9781935589679]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Moore, D 2002, Project Management, Blackwell Science United Kingdom
  • Ralph Keeling 2000, Project Management: An International Perspective, Palgrave New York [ISBN: 978-03337776]
  • Moore, D & Hague, D 1999, Building Production Management Techniques, Pearson Education Limited United Kingdom
  • Jonathan Sutherland, Diane Canwell 2004, Key Concepts in Management, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-1-4039-1533-7]
  • Robbins, St. P., Judge, T. 2011, Organizational Behavior, Fourteenth Ed., Pearson Education Ltd. [ISBN: 9780138000400]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 7 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 7 Elective

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