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AR50471: Principles of construction project management

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Case study report Case study report (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
  • Case study presentation (CW 80% - Qualifying Mark: 50)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Synopsis: This unit develops a fundamental understanding of construction project management to enable you to work effectively on multidisciplinary construction-related projects. It will deepen your appreciation of how project management can be applied to range of design and construction applications. The unit will build a series of project management skills which will enhance your competitiveness and technology skills in practice.
Intended Learning Outcomes: Understand the complexities and uncertainties involved with managing projects in the construction industry.

Demonstrate the ability to engage and communicate effectively with stakeholders at different levels.

Work within the variety of constraints imposed on construction-related projects, and understand why there may not be a single solution that satisfies all desired outcomes.
Content: Principles of construction project management - an introduction.

Project Initiation: Setting the strategic context, stakeholders and project governance, developing a business case, client engagement.

Project design and construction: Project monitoring and control, Earn value and crash costing, project and cost management, project risk management, Environmental, health and safety project management.

In-operation project management: Facility project management, maintenance management.

End of life project management: Circular economy, business models for reuse and recycle.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50471 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering


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