QUSU08015 2019 Digital Construction Technology

General Details

Full Title
Digital Construction Technology
Transcript Title
Digital Construction Technolog
Code
QUSU08015
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Gary McGinty, David Collery, 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
Description

This module will develop the student's expertise in the practical application of the taught modules on the programme. It will consist of Projects, Multidisiplinary Teamwork, digital software applications, digital workflows and digital technologies. The projects will require the student to display a professional level of skill in project management and administration pertaining to the new digitalization era. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Consolidate the skills attained in other modules of this programme and apply them to the practical aspects of Construction Project Management.

2.

Demonstrate an ability to coordinate the responsibilities of other design team professionals to bring a project to fruition in accordance with the relevant codes of practice

3.

Illustrate a capacity to communicate effectively with clients, other design team members and with contractor's personnel using innovative digital workflows.

4.

Select research information sources and apply findings as appropriate.

5.

Appraise current digital workflows and associated software and technologies.

6.

Manage deadlines and appreciate the need to work to rigid programmes and to deliver on commitments.

7.

Utilise innovative digital platforms which connect multidisiplinary project teams and data in real-time. 

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 100% Continuous Assessment. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
none
Co-requisites
none
Incompatibles
none

Indicative Syllabus

Projects - Students will be assigned a number of projects in the course of the academic year with the objective of developing the student's expertise in the practical application of the taught modules on the programme. The projects will be of increasing complexity so that the final project will require the student to display a professional level of skill in project management and administration pertaining to digital workflows and technologies. 

Multidisciplinary Teamwork - The students will be required to participate in multi-disciplinary teams comprising of Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering and Interior Architecture students. The project (Project Execution Plan) will employ a total problem-based learning teaching strategy in order to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, encourage deep learning and develop report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Digital workflows will form the basis of the project. 

Software applications - Asta Powerproject BIM, Navisworks, Synchro Pro, ReCap, BIM 360, Estate Master.

CPD - Methods and sources of CPD and Lifelong Learning.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Continuous Assessment Project 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Project Continuous Assessment Project 20 % OnGoing 3,4,5,6,7
3 Group Project Multidisciplinary/PEP Continuous Assessment Project 60 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory Software applications & theory 4 Weekly 4.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Software applications & theory 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self directed learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Distance Learning Suite Software applications & theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Distance Learning Suite Software applications & theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self directed learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Tan & Hi Chen

Capture and reuse of project knowledge in construction

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

CIOB

Code of practice for project management for construction and development

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

Winch & Graham

Managing construction projects: an information processing approach 2nd ed.

Wiley-Blackwell

2010

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

8. Automation in Construction 

URL Resources

https://www.theb1m.com/

https://www.autodesk.com/bim-360/

https://connect.bim360.autodesk.com/

 

 

Other Resources

 Use of the Rack computers through 'GoToMyPc'.

Additional Information

None