SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N224631
Module Leader Gibril Njie
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of level module of BNE undergraduate programmes or equivalent. *Please note this module is also delivered in CCEO and they should be notified of any changes to this module.

Summary of Content

Study in three distinct areas provides an introduction to the theory and practice of construction management: 1. Management Thought 2. Project Management 3. Health and Safety Management.


1 Management Thought: introduction to the study of management the influence of the management theorists management processes motivation leadership communication organisation 2 Project Management: introduction to project management planning, control, and organisational techniques (network analysis, bar charts, resource levelling, progress reporting, work breakdown structures) introduction to sustainability in the construction industry introduction to risk management and method statements 3 Health and Safety Management: current relevant issues within health and safety in the construction industry construction safety protection measures on site current legislation regarding Health, Welfare and Safety safe systems of work; strategies and legislation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1 Understand concepts and theories of management and know how these may be applied in construction (A6, B1, B3)2 Comprehend the relationships between planning and control and their influence on productivity (A3, A4, A6)3 Perform production planning techniques in order to plan simulated construction projects (A6, B1, B2, B5)4. Use resource levelling as a tool to manage assets required for construction projects (A3, A6, B1, B2, B5)5. Understand the relevance of sustainability in the construction industry (A3, A4, A6, B1, B2, B5)6 Comprehend the importance of measures required to protect the health and safety of those engaged in the construction process. (A2, A4, A6, B1, B3, B5)7 Understand how health and safety law applies to construction (A2, A4, A6, B2, B3, B5)8 Formulate safe systems of work as an integral part of the construction process. (A2, A4, B1, B2, B3, B5)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures are supplemented by directed reading and varied further reading is encouraged. Hands on experience is gained in the process of planning simulated projects. Students are supported in their studies by both face-to-face and on-line tutorials. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module

Indicative Reading

Books Beatty, J. (1994) The world according to Drucker. Orion Business Books. CIOB (1981) Programmes in construction: a guide to good practice. Ascot, Berks: Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). CITB (2005) Construction site safety, Vol. 1 and 2. Construction skills. Cook, B. & Williams, P. (2004) Construction planning, programming and control, 2nd edition. Blackwell. Fryer B (2004) The practice of construction management, 4th edition. Oxford: Blackwell. Harris, F. & McCaffer, R. (2001) Modern construction management, 5th edition. Blackwell Science. Holt, S.J.A. (2005) Principles of health and safety at Work, 7th edition. Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Holt, S.J.A. (2005) Principles of construction safety. Blackwell. Hughes, P. & Ferrett, E. (2005) Introduction to health and safety in construction. Elsevier Butterworth-Heineman. HSE (2001) Health and safety in construction HSG150 (rev). HSE books. HSE (2001) Fire safety in construction works HSG 168. HSE books. HSC (2002) Managing health and safety in construction: construction (Design and Management) Regulation 1994. HSG224. HSE books. Illingworth, J. R. (John R.) (1993) Construction methods and planning, 1st edition. E & FN Spon. Langford, D., Hancock, M.R., Fellows, R. & Gale, A.W. (1995) Human resources management in construction. Essex: Longman Scientific & Technical. Langford, D. & Rowland, V. (2002) Inside construction management. Butterworth-Heinemann. Lock, D. (2003) Project Management, 8th edition. Aldershot : Gower. Mawdesley, M., Askew, W. & O'Reilly, M. (1997) Planning and Controlling Construction Projects: The Best Laid Plans. Longman with the Chartered Institute of Building. Newcombe, R., Langford, D. & Fellows, R. (1990) Construction management 1: organisation systems. London: Batsford Mitchell with C.I.O.B. Okley, R. & Poskitt, J. (1996) Management techniques applied to construction industry, 5th edition. London: Blackwell Science. Olomolaiye, P.O., Jayawardene, A.K.W. & Harris, F.L. (1998) Construction Productivity Management. Essex: Longman. Walker, A. (2002) Project management in construction, 4th edition. Blackwell Science. Weihrich, H. & Koontz, H. (2004) Management - a global perspective, 11th edition. McGraw-Hill. Winch, G. (2002) Managing construction projects: an information processing approach. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science.

Transferrable Skills

Use of electronic media C3, D4, D13, D14 Report Writing C6, D1, D2, D3, D6, D7, D14 Problem solving C3, D1, D2, D3, D4, D6, D7 Team Working C6, D1, D2, D4, D14

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 36.00
Assessment (FT) 28.00
Tutorials (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 35% Final Exam -  Unseen written examination-2Hours
Coursework 0.00 24.00 35% Case Study report of 1500 words
Exam (School) 1.50 16.00 35% Mid Term Test - Unseen written examination-1½ Ho