SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K202955
Module Leader Kenneth Lawani
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M2N220730 - Construction Process Management 1

Summary of Content

This module covers topics applicable to Process Management such as the Life Cycle of the Construction Process, Buidability/Constructability, Procurement routes, Management of Subcontractors, Health and Safety and Quality Management. The variety of topics will aid the understanding of a modern construction process to improve productivity and gain an understanding of the realtionship of cost, time and quality.


Process Management Management of Subcontractors, buildability, contemporary production systems (JIT, etc), Quality management, Supply Chain Management. Health & Safety management; Occupational Health Behavioural techniques, health risk management. Site Hazards Procurement - RIBA plan of work, Management Contracting, Construction Management, Design & Build etc.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1) Have an understanding of the stages and factors which influence the Project Life-cycle.A1, A3, A4, 16, B1, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D6, D7, D10, D12, D13, D14. 2) Illustrate the influence of time, cost, risk and value on projects(CM) A2,A3,A4,B1,B3,B5,C1,C2,D1,D2,D3,D6,3) Explain traditional and contemporary procurement systems in terms of productivity, buildability, quality, resource utilisation, health & safety, inventory management and subcontracting.(CM) A1,A2,A3,A4,A5A6,B1,B2, B3,B5,C1,C2,C3,C4,D1,D2,D3,D7,D10,D11,D144) Compare construction practices in the UK with International methods.(CM) A1,A2,A3,A4,A6,B2,B3,B5,B6,C1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D10,D11,D12,D145) Explain methods of enhancing the management of safety on site, through Best Practice in site set up, safety management systems, Occupational Practice, and Risk Management.(CM) A2,A4,A6,B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,C1,C2,C3,C4,C6,D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D10,D11,D146) Explain principles of Quality Management and the processes applicableA1, A3, A4, A6, B1, B3, B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, D1, D2, D3, D7, D10, D14.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures and tutorials are supplemented by guided reading. Web-enabled learning is used to deliver materials and to stimulate dicsussion. Videos are used extensively in the area of health and safety. Visiting Lecturers and site visits are used to provide motivation and to widen the students' experience. Wide reading and reference to web sites are encouraged. The topics covered include an International perspective.

Indicative Reading

CIOB (2014). Code of Practise for Project Management for Construction and Development. 5th Ed, Blackwell CITB (1999) Site Managers Safety Notes (GE700) Modules 1-45 CITB Construction for Tomorrow's Industry and its Customers, CIOB Construction. Harlow. Longman. Clarke, T (1999). Managing Health & Safety in Building and Construction. Oxford, Butterworth. Cooper R, Aouad, G and Lee, A, (2004). Process management in Design and Construction, Oxford, Blackwell. Fellows R, Langford D, Newcombe R & Urry S (2002), Construction Management in Practice- 2nd Edition, CIOB Fryer, B (2004). The Practise of Construction Management. Blackwell Griffith A, Stephenson P, Watson P (2000), Management Systems for Construction, Longman. Harris F and McCaffer R (2013), Modern Construction Management 7th Edition; Blackwell. Holroyd, T. M. (2003). Buildability: Successful construction from concept to completion. Telford. Hughes, P and Ferrett, E. (2011). Introduction to health and safety in Construction. 4th Edition, Oxford, Butterworth. McCabe S (2002), Benchmarking In Construction, CIOB Morledge, R and Smith, A. (2013). Building Procurement. 2nd Edition, Oxford, Blackwell. Moore D R & Hague D J (1999), Building Production Management Techniques; Longman/CIOB Olomolaiye P& F Harris F (2002), Construction Productivity Management, CIOB Oxley, R and Poskitt, J. (2002). Management techniques applied to the construction Industry. Oxford, Blackwell. Thomas, M and Thomas, G. (2005). Construction Partnering & Integrated Teamwork, Blackwell. Walker, D and Hampson, K. (2002) Procurement Strategies: A relationship approach. Oxford, Blackwell. Winch, G. M. (2010). Managing Construction Projects. 2nd Edition, Blackwell.

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving (D1) Cognitive/intellectual skills (D2) Time management (organising and planning work) (D6) Independent working (D7) Information retrieval skills (D10) Utilising labour market information (D11) Group working (D12) IT Skills (including GCU Certificate in Basic ICT Competency) (D13) Communication skills, written, oral and listening (D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 132.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 n/a 70.00 35% The coursework focuses on Construction H&S; Project Management & Supply Chain Management
Course Work 01 n/a 30.00 35% The coursework focuses on Quality Management