The unit focuses on introducing key construction management theories and techniques with respect to available procurement options. Issues around build-ability and use-ability are considered and lessons for future application extrapolated. Appropriate forms of traditional and non-traditional project delivery options are considered, along with the use of modern frameworks to improve construction efficiency. Key topics include  effective resource planning; cost, time and quality optimisation techniques; and risk and safety management.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Plan, design and manage the delivery of efficient, and effective strategies and inputs over the course of the construction process to achieve value for money on diverse and complex projects;  
  2. Evaluate the success of construction solutions by measuring their results against theory-based criteria and standards of performance, taking into consideration construction techniques, methods and processes for commercial and government organisations;  
  3. Critically analyse and apply the ethical and legal requirements for different types of delivery methods, supplier selection processes, contract negotiations, contract administration requirements and overall contract management;  
  4. Critically review the efficacy of contract delivery systems in the construction industry in relation to occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements, activity management, plant and machinery resource management and procurement requirements particular to the construction industry; and  
  5. Conceptually map construction management processes relevant to resource utilisation on a complex project.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Tests (2) 40%
Exercise Individual Problem Based Exercise 20%
Project Group Case Study Project (2000-2500 words equivalent) 40%

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