CEG8002 : Construction Project Management
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
The module aims to allow students to develop a better understanding of the project life cycle and an awareness of the factors at each stage that influence and impact upon achieving successful project outcomes.
Outline Of Syllabus
The Project Life Cycle
• Risk and Opportunity
• Challenge based decision making
The Conception Stage
• Corporate and Social Responsibility
• The role of the client
• Strategic leadership
• The business case
• Identifying project objectives / Briefing / Requirements Capture
• Construction Contracts and law
• EU Procurement law
• Integrated teams
• Selecting and building the team
• Role of the partnering facilitator
• The role of the client advisor
The Definition Stage
• Construction planning
• Risk management
• Value management and engineering
• KPIs and DQIs
• Estimating and tendering
• Tender and bid selection
The Implementation Stage
• The Project Management Plan
• Construction processes and Planning
• Lean processes and innovation
The Close Out Stage
• Measuring Success
• Capturing Knowledge
There is a ‘Visualisation and BIM’ thread through the Civil Engineering programmes, mainly evident in the Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems (DSES) project modules. Stage 3 MEng students the previous year will have been encouraged to explore the use of Revit for collaborative data handling between their specialist teams in the small scale context of their design project module (CEG3004). This module goes on to broaden and deepen the students’ awareness of the latest requirements and opportunities for BIM in the context of full scale construction projects.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Teamworking group report.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||36:00||36:00||Project delivery plan.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Preparation and delivery of poster presentations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Group seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||15||1:00||15:00||Small group teaching activities|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||53:00||53:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module will be delivered mainly through lectures, group seminars and small group teaching activities. Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the contact time and the small group teaching activities will be organised so that a combination of exercise, worked examples and discussion can engage the student with their personal formation in the subject area.
The lectures and small group teaching activities input will primarily take place in week 1.
In the period between weeks 1 and 2 the student groups will engage in research and preparation ahead of week 2 where the student groups will concentrate on the production of the assessment documentation.
During week 2 staff will be available for guidance and to brief the student groups as project specific information is released at various times during the week.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||1||M||20||Group poster presentation. Approx. 30 minutes|
|Written exercise||1||M||60||Group project delivery plan. 5000 words|
|Report||1||M||20||Teamworking group report. 1500 Words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The learning outcomes of this module are about developing student skills and abilities to deliver effective and efficient construction projects. As “live” projects are delivered through teams of people working together it is essential that the students are able to simulate some of this practice. Therefore the assessment will be through a project in which a substantial part of the work is carried out in groups. To ensure some individual accountability within the assessment parts of the work will be done individually. The Project Management Plan consists of three main activities as stated below:
Poster Presentation (a group activity - 20%), Project Delivery Plan (a group activity - 60%), Team Working (Teamworking Group Report - 10%) and Teamworking Individual Report (10%).