QUSU07023 2019 Project Programming and Control

General Details

Full Title
Project Programming and Control
Transcript Title
Project Programming and Contro
Code
QUSU07023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
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
Description

This module gives the learner an overview of the planning and its position within the management of the firm.

The course introduces the learner to the various forms and stages of construction planning with particular emphasis on the critical path method. The module will cover the critical aspects of construction planning and will demonstrate their use through software applications. The module will give the learner an understanding of the nature of the control cycle and four key steps in a general project control model whilst recognising the strengths and weaknesses of common project evaluation and control methods. They will also understand how Earned Value Management can assist project tracking and evaluation and how to use use Earned Value Management for project analysis. Learners will also explore behavioural concepts and other human issues in evaluation and control.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Apply and use their developed knowledge and understanding of the critical path method through its application in construction planning.

2.

Apply the use of modern project planning software for construction projects.

3.

Assess various projects using the main construction planning techniques, such as, precedence diagrams and network analysis.

4.

Evaluate the main techniques relevant to time and project scheduling.

5.

Recognise and demonstrate an understanding of planning and its position within the management field.

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 (70%), continuous assessment and course work (30%).
The continuous assessment and course work will involve one assignment where students will be required to;
Provide a research report which demonstrates the student's ability to carry out a comparative analysis of at least three project planning software packages that exist in the construction industry.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Contract Budgets and Cash flow.

Earned Value Management.

Enterprise / Organisational Functions.

Management Functions, organisation and planning in a company.

Performance and Budget Evaluation and Control.

Precedence diagrams and Network analysis.

Project Evaluation and control.

Project Planning software.

Project Scheduling.

Stages in the Project Life-cycle .

The Critical path method.

Time scheduling.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research Report Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % OnGoing 2,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % 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
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
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 www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 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
2014-09-15 Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118378083 ISBN-13 1118378083

"Provides guidance for project management of increasingly complex construction projects, ensuring systematic documentation and quality control"--

Required Reading
2005 Project Management Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN IND:30000100589625

Combining a strong academic approach with relevant practical cases, this text skilfully shows the range of issues that face project managers throughout the project cycle. Harvey Maylor considers projects as being a core business activity and approaches the subject from a strategic perspective, covering both the role of projects in the execution of organisational strategy and the application of strategic principles in projects. "Classic features: " Covers a wide range of project settings, from traditional large-scale industrial projects through to small-scale personal projects, in both service and manufacturing settings Each chapter contains examples of 'Project Management in Practice' as well as case studies, discussion questions and exercises to help you check your understanding This new Media Edition comes with a free CD Rom containing a 60-day evaluation version of Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 to help familiarise you with the most commonly used project management software. "Project Management" is used extensively to accompany courses on undergraduate, masters and MBA programmes, as well as for in-company training and for professionals wanting to bring themselves up-to-date with developments in the field. Extra teaching materials are available online for lecturers at http: //www.booksites.net/maylor. Dr Harvey Maylor is Lecturer in Operations and Project Management at the University of Bath School of Management. He is also a consultant and trainer in the area of Project Management, and has received funding for his research from industry, government, the European Commission, and most recently, the Project Management Institute. 'For all involved in projects, it's a book that needs to be on your bookshelf, but better in your hand'. "Bob Saunders, Open University and Association for Project Management." 'A thorough introduction to project management. Highly recommended for use as an introductory course text'. "Paul Walley, Lecturer in Operations Management, Warwick Business School." 'A useful introduction to the subject for students, as it indicates the complexity of the subject and its importance in a wide range of industries'. "Prof J.H.Rogerson, Dean of Engineering, Science and Manufacturing, Cranfield University"

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
2017 Construction Management
ISBN 1138694479 ISBN-13 9781138694477

Construction Management: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive textbook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the book essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a broad base of understanding about the industry. Part I outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager. Part II covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies. Part III details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing. Part IV covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management. Part V covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being. Part VI concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers. The book keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful figures, tables and case studies from industry.

Required Reading
Project Management - Part 4: Guide to Project Management in the Construction Industry BSI

Required Reading
20/10/2019 Project Management - Part 1: Principles and Guidelines for the Management of Projects BSI

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

See Book List

Journal Resources

Construction Management and Economics

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

International Journal of Project Management

Journal of Management in Engineering