BSTE401 – Construction Industry Environment

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Module code
Module title
Construction Industry Environment
The aim of this programme is to provide the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion, under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to the graduate's area of expertise.
  • EN1601
  • EN1602
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:

Roles and documentation: Overview of functions and responsibilities. Overview of critical path programming and monitoring, purpose and content of drawings, specifications including consent requirements, schedules of quantities.

Communication: accuracy and appropriateness of information, meetings, conflict resolution, written and face-to-face interaction, current and emerging technologies.

Legal: sources, current structure, Treaty of Waitangi - legal standing and impact, relevant branches of law and associated Acts
Disputes: Methods and application of dispute resolution relevant to the construction industry.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning activities for topics may typically include practical/workshop/lab sessions, lectures, tutorials, field trips, group work, visiting specialists, computer simulations, web technologies, projects and self-directed learning.
Assessment Criteria
A portfolio is a compilation of evidence presented by the student in ways that demonstrate their acquired knowledge, competencies and capabilities. The contents of students' portfolios may include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments. Portfolio of Evidence100All
Learning and Teaching Resource
Example construction documentation
Presentation equipment
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the key roles within the construction industry
Demonstrate an understanding of the role and types of documentation required within the construction industry, to ensure accurate and timely communication.
Demonstrate an understanding of the New Zealand Legal framework and its application to the construction industry
Demonstrate an understanding of the methods and application of dispute resolution relevant to the construction industry