CONS07039 2013 Construction Management 2

General Details

Full Title
Construction Management 2
Transcript Title
Construction Management 2
N/A %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Leigh McLoughlin

The aim of this module is to enable the student to acquire a thorough understanding of contract administration and to develop the student's competence in the application of general legal principles and specific contractual procedures in the management of construction projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate an understanding of the administration process of construction contracts from commencement to completion.


Apply the documentation relating to construction contracts from inception to completion of the project.


Formulate advice on the most suitable procurement route and contractual strategy to use on a particular construction project.


Formulate advice with resepect to cost and financial administration of the project.


Management contract documentation in order to avoid potential disputes.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment and final examination.

Indicative Syllabus

1.   Contractor's financial management during progress of the works, cash flows, cost-value reconciliation.

2.   Procurement methods and contractual types and arrangements.

3.   Standard forms of contract - incorporating: project control procedures including interim valuations and final accounts,  variations/change orders, nominated subcontractors and suppliers, delay and disruption, extensions of tme, fluctuations in price, determination/termination.

5.   Principles of insurance.

6.   Introduction to the law of contract.

7.   Performance bonds.

8.   Ethics within the construction industry.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Construction Management 2 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Construction Management 2 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. Griffith, A, and Watson, P, (2004), Construction Management , Principles and Practice, Palgrave Hampshire

2. Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. (2013), Modern Construciton Management, 7th Ed., Blackwell Science Cornwall

3. Pettinger, R. (2006), Introduction to Management, 4th Ed., Palgrave Hampshire

4. Linehan, M., Greaney, P. and Foster, E. (2010) Management in the Built Environment in Ireland, Gill & McMillan.

5. Calvert, R.E., Bailey, G. and Coles, D. (2002) Introduction to Building Managmeent, 6th Ed., Butterworth Heinmann.

Other Resources


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