QUSU08013 2013 Construction Corporate Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction Corporate Management
Transcript Title
Construction Corporate Mgmt
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Paul Tansey

This module will provide students with knowledge of the main elements of corporate management and its relevance to contemporary practice in construction. It brings together ideas from economics, marketing, management, business and politics to develop corporate management for both contractors' firms and the associated professions.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assess the strategic positon of corporate organisations


Evaluate the internal and external environment of the organisation


Evaluate appropriate corporate strategies and make recommendations


Apply the key theoretical frameworks and concepts to case-based problems


Appraise the economic environment within which the industry operates

Indicative Syllabus

- The Construction environment

- Business cycles and recessions

- Introduction to strategy

 - Mission, objectives and strategy

- Strategic management process (formulation, choice & implementation)

- The management of change

- Strategic behaviour

- Marketing (types of markets, market dynamics, marketing strategies)

- Competition (dynamics of competition, competitive advantage, competitive strategies)

- Leadership & Motivation



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 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 3 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom theory 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Sel 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 Distance Learning Suite theory 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. Langford, D & Male,S. Strategic Management in Construction (2nd ed) Wiley−Blackwell 2001


2. McCabe, S. Corporate Strategy in Construction Wiley−Blackwell 2010


3. Loosemore, M.,Dainty, A. & Lingard,H. Human Resource Management in Construction Projects Taylor & Francis. 2003

Other Resources


Additional Information

Top 6 Construction Management Journals

1. Construction Management and Economic

2. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management

3. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

4. Journal of Management in Engineering

5. Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers  - Civil Engineering

6. International Journal of Project Management