This unit provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to set up and manage all resources and services necessary for the efficient and safe operation of a construction site. 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Present and conceptualise a practical understanding of the Site establishment, preparation and protection  
  2. Design for site organisation and management (personnel, workforce management, site accommodation and amenities, materials coordination, managing plant and equipment, storage and circulation, attendance to trades)  
  3. Adapt the legislative and regulatory requirements including work health and safety legislation, codes of practice for safe working in the construction industry; safety inductions and safe work method statements (SWMS)  
  4. Critically reflect and evaluate the hazard and risk identification; review and control measures; and personnel protection  
  5. Analyse and assess environmental protection requirements and waste minimisation measures relevant to construction site operations.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test In-class test (500 words equivalent) 20%
Assignment Group assignment report (2000 words equivalent) 40%
Examination Final exam (2hrs exam) 40%

Required reading

No required text. The recommended readings for this unit are as below

Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations: Site-Focused Management for Builders
Rapp, R. R., & Benhart, B. L. (2015)
Purdue University Press

Construction management : principles and practice
Griffith, Alan & Watson, Paul 2004
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

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