QUSU08033 2014 Construction and Financial Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction and Financial Management
Transcript Title
Const and Fin Management
Code
QUSU08033
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
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Leigh McLoughlin
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_K08 201400 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQNTY_K08 201500 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_EQUAN_K08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying
Description

The aim of this module is to develop students awareness and understanding of the key characteristics associated with the effective operation of the construction firm within an ever changing environment. The module also evaluates the different investment appraisal techniques required by decision makers.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Critically appraise real estate strategy and the development culture.

2.

Evaluate different design variables, material choices and renewable energy sources used in sustainable construction.

3.

Ascertain the alternative forms of capital investment used by firms within the property and construction industry. 

4.

Assess the techniques and tools available to manage risk and value throughout the development process.

5.

Assess the different investment appraisal techniques used in the property and construction industries.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Continuous assessment and final examination.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment and final examination.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Investment alternatives and investment appraisal techniques.

2. Waste management in construction.

3. Urban land use.

4. Sustainability and sustainable Construction, EU Directives & regulations.

5. Risk and value Management.

6. Capital investment and finance.

7. Distinguish trends in the industry and their effects on projected developments.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Construction and Financial Management 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Construction and Financial Management 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Construction and Financial Management 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Construction and Financial Management 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1. Myers, D. (2013) Construction Economics: A New Approach, 3rd. Ed. Routledge.

2. Manser, J.E. (2002) Economics, A foundation course for the built environment, Spon Press.

3. Sloman, J. (2013) The essentials of Economics, 6th ed. Pearson Education.

4. O’Hagan, J. and Newman, C. (2011) The economy of Ireland, 11th ed. Gill & Macmillan.

5. Begg, D., Fischer, S. and Dornbusch, R. (2009) Foundation of Economics, 4th ed. McGaw Hill.

6. Sheeley, I.H. (1996) Building Economics; 4th Ed., Palgrave.

Other Resources

1. Irish Times.

2. Financial Times.

3. Central Bank Quarterly Reports.

Additional Information

None