QUSU06006 2017 Construction Programme Software

General Details

Full Title
Construction Programme Software
Transcript Title
Const Programme Software
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mel Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_CCEOL_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Online)

This module will enable students to create and manage construction programmes using software with dedicated resource and cost management functions  

Learning Outcomes

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


Employ appropriate software to produce Gantt chart programmes and schedules for construction projects


Structure a project into groups of related tasks for critical path and project network analysis


Analyse the use of resources for the allocation of costs


Create and manipulate a cost histogram to illustrate cost and resource data


Manage the progress of individual projects using the initial programme 

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Module Assessment Strategies

Continuotus Assessment

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Programming theory – Gantt Charts, critical path, Resource charts,  work breakdown structures,

Project Network Analysis, Optimising time and project costs, Cost optimisation, Activity compression, PERT

Resources – identification and sourcing of resources, utilisation, levelling, sub-contract coordination

Overview of Programming Software – activities, durations, dependencies, resources, calendar definitions, progress control, reporting

Project Software Programmes – progress monitoring, progress control, progress feedback, progress reporting and recording, data presentation, cash flow analysis, change effects

Use of Project Software Programmes for Resource and Cost Management - Cost Centres, Allocating Costs, Histograms, Resource Modelling & Levelling, Baselines for cost comparison, Progress, Spreadsheet Tables



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Programming and Software 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Programming and Software 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Online Delivery 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Cooke, B. Williams, B. (2009) 3rd ed. Construction Planning, Programming and Control, Wiley-Blackwell

CIBO (2009) 4th ed. Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, Wiley-Blackwell

Moore, D & Hague, D (1999) Building Production Management Techniques, Blackwell, UK

URL Resources


Other Resources

ASTA Powerproject: Create and Manage Projects (Current Version)

ASTA Powerproject: Resource and Cost Management (Current Version)

Additional Information