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ES4D5 - Construction Management

  • Module code: ES4D5
  • Module name: Construction Management
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide the students with grounding in construction management of building and civil engineering works. To prepare students for working in the construction industry through an understanding of the important interactions between construction processes, strategic and business management. To apply this understanding to achieve safe, economic, timely and quality outcomes over the life cycle of a project.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to.... o Identify, use and critically analyse the range of processes involved in design, construction and post construction of civil engineering projects. o Identify and interpret forms of contract and documents associated with a typical construction project. o Demonstrate an advanced understanding and critical awareness of team collaboration and building information modelling and management in civil engineering projects. o Demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical awareness of the process of strategy formation and implementation in the construction business and project environment. o Specify appropriate surveying techniques and apply them appropriately with due regard to survey control, analysis and purpose. o Evaluate topographical survey data and apply appropriate systems of adjustment. o Demonstrate effective communication, both verbal and written, to a technical and non-technical audience.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hrs Lectures (including lectures from invited speakers), 2 hrs Seminars; 2x8 hrs workshop (on project management), 2 hrs Revision Classes, 4 hrs Visit and 3x8 Hours Surveying Fieldwork. Total of 78 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es4d5

Other essential notes

This module is suitable for site visits and guest speakers. Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples). Coursework must be passed overall »40% Exam must be passed »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4D5-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Individual reflective report on formative group activity 10%
  Group oral presentation including peer assessment 10%
  Simulation and in-class quiz during workshop 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20B) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Exchange Year (H21A) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN12) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management with Intercalated Year (HN17) - Year 4