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; environmental management and quality management; and risk and safety management.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and the graduate capabilities. In the first assessment component, the students’ key knowledge will be evaluated using in class tests. In the problem based assessment, the knowledge and use of schedule and resource management software will be examined. The group project is designed for students to work in groups on a current construction project and develop a complete construction management report. In this report student will prepare a quality and environmental management plan (10% of the total) on a selected attribute based on the guest lecture conducted by an industry professional.
A list of recommended textbooks will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):