Construction Management 3 ENG3082
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course provides a broad overview of construction management, as used in the delivery of civil engineering projects. Topics covered include: contract law and contractual relationships; current forms of contract and project finance; tendering processes; health and safety legislation; risk assessment; basic quantity measurement techniques; and planning techniques.
2 lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
70% Written Exam
30% Written Assignment
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aim of this course is to:
■ provide a basic overview of construction management topics and techniques, including legal, contractual and financial aspects of the construction industry, health & safety and risk assessment;
■ introduce basic techniques for quantity measurement and project planning.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ identify the various parties subject to a construction contract and for different forms of contract be able to identify the party responsibilities;
■ apply current health and safety legislation to example situations;
■ undertake a risk assessment of a simple activity or process;
■ utilise measuring techniques to create a bill of quantities;
■ utilise bar chart and network analysis techniques to create a project plan.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of this course.
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.