QUSU08010 2019 Project Management and Control

General Details

Full Title
Project Management and Control
Transcript Title
Project Management and Control
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Gary McGinty
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management (Add-on) SG_CCONS_K08 202100 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Construction Project Management SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

The module introduces the learner to the important role of project management in the successful delivery of construction projects. Key concepts and control measures which impact on the day to day management of construction will be considered and critically analysed such as risk management, value management, quality control, cost control.  Emphasis is also given to the important role the management of health and safety plays in managing construction projects.The module will use a mix of theory and case studies to illustrate the application of key principles.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Evaluate the role of project management and the project manager in the successful delivery of construction projects


Evaluate and analyse key safety, quality and environmental  management issues that underpin both decision making and executive responsibilities relating to construction projects.


Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of importance of project controls in the successful delivery of projects in particular cost control, change management and earned value management.


Critically assess the role both risk and value management plays in improving both the delivery of construction projects and in production process improvement from the perspective of the contractor. Demonstrate competence in the identification and appraisal of construction risks


Critically analyse the role and the needs of  the client and other key stakeholder and understand demonstrating the importance of project communication

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.

 This will include lectures (via adobe connect or classroom) and work based learning where relevant along with guest lectures and augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

 This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

 Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material and additional resources).

 Moodle will also be further used as a means of assessment, utilising online quizzes, for the uploading of assignments and reports.

 This multi‑faceted, blended approach of; lectures, workshops and online resources fosters collaborative student learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (70%), continuous assessment and course work (30%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1.     Project Management functions and methodologies

2.      Defining Scope and Client Requirements/objectives

3.      Identify and understanding the needs of Stakeholders

4.      Safety Management

6.      Communication and information Management

7.      Environmental Management Systems

9.      Construction Logistics

10.     Risk Management 

11.Value Management

12.  Benchmarking In Construction

13.  Key Performance Indicators

14.  Project Control Procedures including Earned Value Analysis

15. BCAR

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Project, Case Study, Essay, Quiz, Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lectures 3x1 hour 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Online Online Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013-05-06 Modern Construction Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 047067217X ISBN-13 9780470672174

This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students: Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

Required Reading
2017 Construction Management
ISBN 1138694479 ISBN-13 9781138694477

Construction Management: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive textbook for budding construction managers. The range of coverage makes the book essential reading for students studying management courses in all construction related disciplines and ideal reading for those with non-cognate degrees studying construction management masters courses, giving them a broad base of understanding about the industry. Part I outlines the main industry players and their roles in relation to the Construction Manager. Part II covers management theory, leadership and team working strategies. Part III details financial aspects including: sources of finance, appraisal and estimating, construction economics, whole life costing and life cycle analysis, bidding and tendering as well as procurement methods, types of contracts and project costing. Part IV covers construction operations management and issues such as supply chain management, health and safety, waste, quality and environmental management. Part V covers issues such as marketing, strategy, HRM, health, stress and well-being. Part VI concludes the book with reflections on the future of the industry in relation to the environment and sustainability and the role of the industry and its managers. The book keeps the discussion of current hot topics such as building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, and health and well-being included throughout and is packed with useful figures, tables and case studies from industry.

Required Reading
2014-09-15 Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118378083 ISBN-13 1118378083

"Provides guidance for project management of increasingly complex construction projects, ensuring systematic documentation and quality control"--

Required Reading
2015-03-23 Project Management in Construction John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118500408 ISBN-13 1118500407
Required Reading
2012 Construction Project Management
ISBN 0415613450 ISBN-13 9780415613453

"The role of the project manager continues to evolve, presenting new challenges to established practitioners and those entering the field for the first time. This fully revised second edition of Peter Fewings' groundbreaking textbook now includes topical chapters addressing lean construction, modern off-site construction methods, sustainable project delivery, and the ethical role of the project manager. The author's observations and extensive experience are still central to this book, which remains a fresh approach to project management in construction and engineering. It considers integrated project management, emphasizing the importance of effectively handling external factors in order to best achieve an on-schedule, on-budget result and focuses on good negotiation with clients and skilled team leadership. Its holistic approach provides readers with a thorough guide in how to increase efficiency and communication at all stages while reducing costs, time and risk"--

Required Reading
2019 Construction Project Management Routledge is
ISBN 0815358652 ISBN-13 9780815358657
Required Reading
2006-02-24 Value and Risk Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 140512069X ISBN-13 9781405120692

Published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building and endorsed by a range of construction industry institutes, this book explains the underlying concepts of value and risk, and how they relate to one another. It describes the different issues to be addressed in a variety of circumstances and at all stages of a project's life and reviews a number of commonly used and effective techniques, showing how these may be adapted to suit individuals' styles and circumstances. * Published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building with cross-industry institutional support * Combines value and risk management which are often considered, wrongly, in isolation * Makes a complicated subject accessible to a wide audience of construction practitioners * Features checklists and proformas to aid implementation of best practice * Author has extensive practical experience of the subject

Required Reading
2015-09-24 Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
ISBN 0415824362 ISBN-13 9780415824361

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

See Booklist

Journal Resources

International Journal of Project Management

URL Resources

Lean Construction Institute

Constructing Excellence

Institute of Value Management

Other Resources

Articles and Case Studies included on Subject Moodle Page


Additional Information