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CIVL7002 - Civil Eng Construct Management

Title:Civil Eng Construct Management
Long Title:Civil Engineering Construction Management
Module Code:CIVL7002
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DAVID CADOGAN
Module Description: This module is intended to provide the student with the necessary information and skills to successfully manage a civil engineering project, from feasibility, planning and design stages through to supervision and completion of construction works.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the organisation and structure of the construction industry and the relationship of the parties at the pre-construction and construction stages.
LO2 Choose a suitable procurement method and an appropriate form of contract for a civil engineering project, from the range currently utilised in industry.
LO3 Describe and apply planning techniques and financial management to the various stages of a civil engineering construction project.
LO4 Identify and explain the legal obligations of designers and contractors in relation to health and safety, negligence, nuisance and contractual matters.
LO5 Describe the classical management theories regarding organisation, planning and control.
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
8650 CIVL7027 Civil & Struc Eng Construction
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
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Structure of Construction Industry
Contractors and sub-contractors; role of civil engineer in construction management; role of employer and engineer; parties to civil engineering project; site organisation
Design and Procurement Process
Implications of design considerations on cost planning; design team members - obligations and legal relationship of client, designer, project supervisor and contractor; planning applications; fire certificate applications; overview of tender process and forms of contract; tender documentation
Finance and Budgetary Control
Project finance; project feasibility studies; discounted cashflow; cashflow analysis and cost control techniques; least-cost scheduling techniques
Programme and Progress
Review of programming techniques and bills of quantities; interim payments; variations and claims; extension of time; cost overruns and final account; programming and planning techniques
Classical Management Theories
Principles of management; evolution and application
Construction Industry and the Law
Principles and procedures of law relating to construction; adjudication and arbitration; law of tort; negligence, liability and nuisance
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Capital budgeting exercise 3 10.0 Week 5
Other Case study OR project crashing exercise 3,4 10.0 Week 8
Other Case study OR cashflow and cost control exercise 2,3 10.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Application of module material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of module content 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 Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent directed learning of module content 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
  • Alan C. Twort and J. Gordon Rees 2004, Civil Engineering Project Management, 4th Ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford, OX [ISBN: 978-0-7506-5731-0]
  • Calvert, R. E. 1998, Introduction to Building Management, 6th Ed., Laxtons [ISBN: 0750605103]
  • Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. 2006, Modern Construction Management, 1st Ed., Blackwell [ISBN: 1405133252]
  • Hore A.V., Kehoe J.G., McMullan R. and Penton M.R. 1997, Construction 1 – Management, Measurement and Finance, Longman
  • S. Keoki Sears, Glenn A. Sears, Richard H. Clough 2008, Construction Project Management, 5th edition Ed., John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0471745884]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 5 Mandatory

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