CNST605 – Site Management

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Module code
CNST605
Module title
Site Management
Prescription
To enable the student to develop the skills and knowledge to understand site procedures and assist with the management of the construction environment for a medium building project.
Programmes
  • EN1601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify, describe then review construction site procedures from site documentation for a medium building project
Describe the concept and principles to Manage the construction environment for a medium building project
Describe processes to manage subcontractor activities for a medium building project
Content
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:
Construction site procedures: enterprise and contractual requirements - responsibilities, communications, site establishment, construction operations. Site requirements - access ways, temporary buildings and services, waste limitation methods, site restrictions, health and safety management systems. Overview of site office procedures. Measurement of progress for a range of activities. Review of site procedures - identification of changes and impact on stakeholders.
Management of the construction environment: programme realignment - identification of critical outcomes and contingencies, realignment of progress with programme. Decision-making - timeframes to achieve targets, sequence determined by consequences. Management of the construction environment - range of activities, strategies and special features including the management of people, health and safety, changing environment.
Management of subcontractor activities: alignment of activities with contract provisions - non-conforming product, inspections, quality assurance, contract/financial/cash flow management, construction plan and programme development, communications, health and safety. Realignment of work plans - re-evaluating subcontractor programme, alternative contractual arrangements, determination of contracts. Contingencies.
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, 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 typically include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, exams, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments.
Portfolio of Evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Access to PC equipment
Selected software e.g. spreadsheets
Access to online material, product and pricing data
Sample project documentation