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Module Code: CEN409
Module Title: Advanced Construction Management
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To develop student awareness of professional practices in construction management.

To develop a knowledge and understanding of strategic and lifecycle approaches to management.

To stimulate an appreciation of managements’ role in creating new business and opportunities.

Learning outcomes 
A. Develop abilities in project management as applied to contracts, finance and strategy in business development, incorporating comprehensive BIM-related and IT-based approaches.

B. Track the progress of construction projects using common and advanced project control and tracking techniques.

C. Evaluate corporate and project related problems and challenges by applying comprehensive BIM-related and IT-based approaches of construction project management.

D. Incorporate sustainable and ethical components into the construction engineering and management practices.

E. Develop necessary research skills and make public speech for presenting the research outcomes.
Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through formal lectures and class tutorials. In addition seminars will be conducted.
1 Strategic management in construction –alliances and partnerships, PPP.

2 Financial management – cashflow, construction accounting, depreciation.

3 Procurement management – procurement strategies, project delivery methods.

4 Value management and risk management in practice– client value systems; integration with BIM .

5 Project control and tracking– application of various project control and tracking tools and techniques.

6 Culture change and organisational development in construction.

7 IT applications in the construction industry – emerging technologies and their applications.

8 Managing bids and tenders; managing financial expenditure and recovery.

9 Contracts, dispute resolution and negotiations across the industry sector.

10 Integrated BIM Projects – business value and life-cycle management.

11 Corporate Social Responsibility and ethics.

12 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13  13      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Research Report 40.00
2 Examination 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 1:02:04 AM