QUSU08018 2013 Development Appraisal and Economics

General Details

Full Title
Development Appraisal and Economics
Transcript Title
Develop Appraisal and Econ
Code
QUSU08018
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
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Leigh McLoughlin
Programme Membership
SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology
Description

This module details the characteristics of the construction industry and the factors that influence it. The module also evaluates the different investment appraisal techniques required by decision makers and the influence of Government policy on the construction and property industries.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Appraise the principles and practice of procurement in the construction / property context.

2.

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

3.

Critically evaluate the affect of current government policy on the construction and property industry.

4.

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

5.

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

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment and final examination.

Indicative Syllabus

1.             Procurement strategies.

2.             Risk and Value Management from the client’s perspective.

3.             Cost Benefit Analysis.

4.             Property development process.

5.             Development Appraisal.

6.             Capital Investment.

7.             Government intervention in the construction and property industry.

8.             Project Cost Management.

9.             Earned Value Management.

10.           Present Worth Evaluation, Equivalent Annual Worth, Rate of Return.

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 Development Appraisal and Economics 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Development Appraisal and Economics 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 Development Appraisal and Economics 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Development Appraisal and Economics 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

1.     Isaac, D., O’Leary, J. and Daley, M. (2010) Property Development, Appraisal and Finance, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan.

2.     Baum, A. E. and Crosby, N. (2007) Property Investment Appraisal, 3rd Ed., Blackwell Publishing.

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

4.     Clough, R.H. (2000) Construction Project Management, John Wiley & Sons.

5.      Oberlender, G.D. (2000) Project Management for Engineering and Construction, McGraw-Hill.

6.      Rodgers, M. (2001) Engineering Project Appraisal, Blackwell Publishing.

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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