CONS07048 2019 Site Management

General Details

Full Title
Site Management
Transcript Title
Site Management
N/A %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Owen Feeney, Daniel Clark Hagan
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Construction in Construction Management SG_SCONS_N07 202000 Certificate in Science in Construction Site Management

The aim of this module is to develop the students understanding of the role and context of management and its application to the construction industry.The Module will examine the critical process of site layout and site planning along with its' effect on; Site Safety, materials handling and storage, site movement, plant and equipment, resource management, productivity, waste minimisation, security and site control.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess, recognise and demonstrate an appreciation of the requirements for the appropriate management of on-site resources.


Define the elements of; quality policy, quality control, quality audits, quality assurance, total quality management and quality legislation.


Demonstrate an understanding of the Health and Safety obligations on construction sites and the evaluation of health and safety hazards and risks.


Describe, then compare and contrast the roles and duties of the construction manager at the pre-contract and post-contract stages of a construction project.


Evaluate and apply alternative site setup and management organisational structures to varying complex construction sites.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.

This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops and work based learning where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material and additional resources).

Moodle will also be further used as a means of assessment, utilising online quizzes, for the uploading of assignments and reports.

This multi-faceted, blended approach of; lectures, workshops and online resources fosters collaborative student learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (60%), continuous assessment and course work (40%).

The continuous assessment and course work will involve one assignment where students will be required to;

Provide a report and site layout, based on the basic site outline diagrams provided.

Then in the role of Construction Manager, develop a detailed Site Layout Plan for the project which considers the physical factors of the site and the envisaged works.

The layout should ensure that facilities are correctly positioned to allow for optimum economy, productivity, continuity and safety during building operations.

The Site Layout Plan should be accompanied by a description/explanation describing the rational and logic behind the layout developed and the position of the various elements and facilities etc.


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Codes of practice for and the professional Development of the Construction Manager

Contract supervision, control, objectives and techniques.

Duties of the Construction Manager throughout the construction process.

Health and Safety Legislation

Health and safety requirements and the Management of Risk.

Introduction to the concepts of; quality, site diary and record keeping..

Resources - materials, control, monitoring, waste minimisation, lean construction. plant and equipment, acquisition, maintenance, safety.

The construction process, site classification, site layout, organisation and efficiency, security and environmental issues.

Work study and measurement, productivity, method study and their application.

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 Continous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,3,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013-05-06 Modern Construction Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 047067217X ISBN-13 9780470672174

This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students: Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

Required Reading
2015-02-19 Construction Project Manager's Pocket Book Routledge
ISBN 0415732395 ISBN-13 9780415732390

Construction project management requires a broad range of skills, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This nononsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

Required Reading
2009-02-09 Construction Planning, Programming and Control Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405183802 ISBN-13 9781405183802

This book offers a clear explanation of the principles and practice of construction planning, programming and control during the preparation and construction stages of a project. The book is written in the context of current procurement and contractual arrangements and JCT2005, NEC3 and ICE7 contracts are covered. The statutory framework within which construction projects must be managed is explained and the topic of construction hazard and risk is covered in detail. A variety of programming techniques are explained and the development of safe construction sequences and methods is particularly emphasised. The control of time, money and resources are considered in a risk management context and a complete chapter is devoted to cash flow. The third edition has been extensively updated and extended to include new materials on: * Hazard identification * Risk assessment * Health and safety management * CDM 2007 * Construction sequences and method statements * Delay analysis * Waste management and Site Waste Management Plans The final three chapters are devoted to individual case studies which have been selected to illustrate the practical application of the principles explained in the book and to provide examples of current procedures adopted by major contractors. The content is designed to provide a clear and comprehensive text for undergraduates on construction management, surveying and civil engineering degree courses.

Required Reading
2017-10-12 Construction Supervisor Daily Log Book
ISBN 1978219555 ISBN-13 9781978219557

COVER: 17.78 x 25.4 cm (7" x 10") Professionally Bound Paperback Glossy Cover For Extra Durability INTERIOR: Personalisation Page 100 Pages Of Undated Logs Across 2 Pages Which Include: Project Details, Contract Number, Weather & Ground Conditions, Safety Meeting Section, Visitors Log, Project Scheduling, Safety Concerns, Accident Log, Summary Of Work Completed, Hours Tracking, Equipment And Delivery Tracking. Site Safety Checklist Example Notes Pages Please Use The Look Inside Feature To View The Interior To Ensure That It Meets Your Needs. Also Feel Free To Look At Our Other Items Available In Our Amazon Store

Required Reading
2015-09-24 Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
ISBN 0415824362 ISBN-13 9780415824361

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

Required Reading
2015-10-16 ISO 9001
ISBN 1932828729 ISBN-13 9781932828726

ISO 9001 hasn't changed much in the last 15 years... until now! ISO 9001:2015 is a MAJOR revision. A LOT has changed. Requirements have been added and removed. Content has shifted to different sections and clauses. ISO 9001:2015 is built upon a completely different structure with the adoption of Annex SL. This may seem like a lot to take in, and it is. Fortunately, bestselling author Craig Cochran has translated ISO 9001:2015 into plain English that anyone can understand. Just as he did with the bestselling ISO 9001 in Plain English Cochran has written a comprehensive yet easily understandable guide to ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001:2015 in Plain English was written so that anyone at any level of the organization can get to the heart of the standard's requirements and how they apply to the organization quickly and simply. Plus, Cochran shows what has changed between the 2008 and 2015 version. This straightforward book is ideal for people who are new to ISO 9001:2015, experienced ISO coordinators who want to get more out of an established system as they transition to the new standard, and for employees who just need a basic understanding of what ISO 9001:2015 is and how it applies to them. Cochran explains each of ISO 9001:2015's sections and clauses using real-world examples and frequently asked questions.

Required Reading
Implementing Lean in Construction: Lean and the Sustainability Agenda. CIRIA

Required Reading
Implementing Lean in Construction: Lean Benefits realisation Management CIRIA

Required Reading
2006-11-10 Introduction to Management Palgrave
ISBN 023000038X ISBN-13 9780230000384

This popular core textbook provides an authoritative introduction to business management. Covering all the functional areas of the field, the text provides a robust framework to help students understand the inter-relatedness of different aspects of management and how they fit together in an organisation. Strong emphasis is placed throughout on providing students with a thorough and practical grounding in the topic, with a focus on helping them developing effective management skills. Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Management has been fully updated and expanded to cover new developments in the field. Written by a leading expert with extensive management experience, this is ideal reading for students studying introductory courses in management at undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA level. It does not require prior knowledge of business and management.

Required Reading
2010-08-27 Management in the Built Environment in Ireland Gill & MacMillan
ISBN 0717148017 ISBN-13 9780717148011

A comprehensive introduction to the concepts, principles and practices of Management as applied to the Built Environment in Ireland.

Required Reading
1995 Introduction to Building Management Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780750605106 ISBN-13 0750605103

An essentially practical approach to building management. The information includes material on corporate planning, theory of communications, robotics, value engineering and data protection. It is geared to the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Buildin

Required Reading
2002-01-21 Construction Management in Practice Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632064021 ISBN-13 9780632064021

While most construction management books are project based, this book looks at management principles and techniques applied to the day-to-day problems facing a business in the construction industry. It covers: Business strategy Industrial relations Health and safety Managing people Financial management Quantitative methods The text includes end of chapter review questions and a range of illustrative examples. Since the book was first written in 1982 much has changed. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and takes account of the increased globalisation of construction, the move from public to private sector work, the drive for productivity, changing procurement methods, new emphasis on life cycle costing and much more. It will provide a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in construction management, surveying and civil engineering as well as offering useful insights for practitioners undertaking CPD activities.

Required Reading
2014-06-23 Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118255490 ISBN-13 1118255496

Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens your understanding of construction technology. It covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames, supported by chapters on fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, off-site construction and a new chapter on building obsolescence and revitalisation. Functional and performance requirements of the main building elements are emphasised throughout, as is building efficiency and meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. You will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. The new edition, with supporting material at, is an ideal information source for developing a wider and deeper understanding of construction technology.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

International Journal of Construction Management

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management