QUSU08013 2019 Construction Corporate Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction Corporate Management
Transcript Title
Construction Corporate Managem
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gary McGinty, Paul Tansey
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Construction Project Management SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

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 influence of Government policy on the construction industry


Evaluate the internal and external environment of the organisation


Evaluate appropriate strategies and make recommendations


Apply the key theoretical frameworks and concepts pertaining to leadership and motivation 


Ascertain the key principles and practices of managing people

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 and guest lectures 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 as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning. 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% continous assessment and 70% final exam. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continous assessment and/or final exam

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

- Government Influence on the Construction Industry

- The Construction Environment

- Introduction to Strategy

- Strategic Management Process

- Strategic Management in Construction 

- Marketing & Competition

- Leadership & Decision Making

- Motivation & Job Satisfaction

- Personnel Management 



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

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

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. Naoum, S (2011) People & Organizational Management in Construction, 2nd Ed, ICE.

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

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

4. Langford, D & Male,S (2001) Strategic Management in Construction, 2nd ed, Wiley−Blackwell.

Journal Resources


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

7. Building Research & Information 

URL Resources


Other Resources


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