QUSU08010 2013 Project Management and Control

General Details

Full Title
Project Management and Control
Transcript Title
Project Mgmt and Control
Code
QUSU08010
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Gary McGinty
Description

The subject introduces the learner to the role of project management in the successful delivery of construction projects. Key concepts and control measures which impact on the day to day management of construction will be considered and critically analysed such as quality control, cost control and supply chain management. In addition risk/value management and benchmarking in construction are also considered in detail. Emphasis is also given to the important role the management of health and safety plays in managing construction projects.The module will use a mix of theory and case studies to illustrate the application of key principles.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of project management in the successful delivery of construction projects

2.

Evaluate and analyse key project management issues that underpin both decision making and executive responsibilities relating to construction projects.

3.

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the key concepts of time, quality, safety, supply chains and cost and understand the application of each in the management of a construction project

4.

Critically assess the role both risk and value management plays in improving both the delivery of construction projects and in production process improvement from the perspective of the contractor. Demonstrate competence in the identification and appraisal of construction risks

5.

Critically analyse the role and the needs of  the client and other stakeholder by demonstrating understanding  of the importance of key issues such as scope, success, value for money, etc

Module Assessment Strategies

None

Indicative Syllabus

1.      Introduction to Project Management

2.      Defining Scope and Client Requirements

3.      Identify and understanding Stakeholders

4.      Safety Law and Management

5.      Quality Management In Construction

6.      Document Management Systems

7.      Environmental Management Systems

8.      Supply Chain Management

9.      Construction Logistics

10.    Contractors Risk and Value Management 

11.  Benchmarking In Construction

12.  Key Performance Indicators

13.  Project Control Procedures

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 Continuous Assessment Project, Case Study, Essay, Quiz, Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lectures 3x1 hour 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Offsite On-Line Lecture 1x2hour 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. Harris, F & McCaffer, R., Modern Construction Management, 6th Edition, Blackwell Science, 2006.

2. Cooke,B & Williams, P., Construction Planning, Programming & Control, 3rd Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2009.

3. CIOB., Code of Practise for Project Management for Construction and Development., 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell., 2010

4. Lock, D., Project Management In Construction, Gower Publishing, 2004

5. CIOB., Value and Risk Management., 1st Edition, Wiley-Blackwell., 2006

Other Resources

Articles and Case Studies included on Subject Moodle Page

Journals 

Additional Information

None