QUSU06002 2012 Introduction to the Building Industry

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to the Building Industry
Transcript Title
Intro to Building Industry
Code
QUSU06002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Sean McGagh
Programme Membership
SG_JCONS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Costing SG_JQUAN_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JCONS_B07 201400 Bachelor of Science in Construction Cost Management SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics
Description

This module introduces students to the Construction Industry and the role of both Design and Building Teams

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the organisational structure of firms in the construction industry

2.

Describe the roles and responsibilities of the members of the building team

3.

Outline the various documentation in circulation within a construction project 

4.

Recognise the influence of professional/representitive bodies on the construction industry

5.

Discuss on-going developments influencing the industry

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuotus Assessment

Final Examination

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Irish Construction Industry: structure; sectors (public/private); fragmented nature; types of firms; influences – economy/energy/government  

International Construction Industry: UK, Europe, Middle East, America, Asia, Australia/NZ

Documentation: Drawings, Specifications, Bills of Quantities, Schedule of Rates

The Design Team: Quantity Surveyor, Architect, Engineer, Project Manager 

The Building Team: Client, Clerk of Works, Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Supplier, Estimator, Site Agent/Manager, Contracts Manager, Foreman

Ther Role of Professional/Representitive Bodies (SCSI, RIAI, EI, CIOB, Liaison Committee, CIF)

The Design Process (Pre-Contract)

The Construction Process (Post-Contract)

Developments (Latham & Egan Reviews)

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 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2
             
             

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
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Quantity Surveying Studies 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Quantity Surveying Studies 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Towey, D. (2012) Construction Quantity Surveying: A Practical Guide for the Contractor's QS, Wiley-Blackwell

Cartlidge, D. (2012) Quantity Surveyors Pocket Book, 2nd ed. Routledge

Aqua Group (Eds) (2007) The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering, and Contract Administration. Blackwell Publishing. Oxford

Ashworth, A. & Hogg, K. (2013) Wills Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor. 12th ed. Blackwell, London

Liaison Committee (2006) Code of Practice for Tendering and Contractual Matters, Liaison Committee, Dublin 

Other Resources

n/a

Additional Information

None