Full Title:Construction Management & Planning
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CNST E7007
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable students to evaluate and apply project performance management techniques to complex projects.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically appraise Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) used in construction project management
  2. Apply specialist software to produce construction management planning documents to industry standards
  3. Analyse output of software analysis and evaluate project performance

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Identify and define KPIs including safety, time & cost predictability, client satisfaction, productivity, profitability and defects ; apply KPIs in project management context, measuring performance internally & externally establishing benchmarks.
Project Management Techniques
Planning of efficient and effective time, cost and resource management; reflect upon CIOB Codes of Practice in management.Pre-tender, pre-contract and contract planning. Sequencing of construction operations. Master and target progammes.
Project Management Tools
The application of project planning tools to produce Bar & Gantt charts, space-time diagrams, target completion time and line of balance diagrams, network diagrams - activity on arrow & precedence diagrams, critical path analysis, project evaluation and review techniques (PERT), resource profiles, text based plans - constuction method statements, lists and schedules.
Evaluation of Project Management
Benchmark performance against programme planning and best practice; evaluation and production of project performance reports.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Portfolio Construction management planning documents including programme resource schedules 2,3 70.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Identify key performance indicators and selection of appropriate project management techniques. 1,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Bench marking and best practice 3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Lab based practical tasks 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Preparation for CA 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Uher, T. & Zantis, A. 2011, Programming and Scheduling, 2nd Ed., Taylor & Francis Ltd. [ISBN: 9780415601696]
  • Neale, D., Neale,R. & Stephenson, P 2016, Construction Planning, ICE Publishing [ISBN: 9780727760579]
  • Harris, F., Mc Caffer, R. & Edum-Fotwe, F. 2013, Modern Construction Management, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470672174]
  • Nutt, B. 2009, Construction Planning Programming & Control, 3rd Ed., Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405183802]
  • Cooke, B. & Williams, P. 2009, Construction planning, programming and control, 3rd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell Chichester, England [ISBN: 9781405183802]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory