Module Title:Management and Measurement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Project Work Private study
Module Aim: (1) To develop a knowledge of how the industry operates (2) To teach skills in the areas of scheduling, materials control, plant and labour management, technical writing and effective use of meetings (3) Teach basic measurement skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To describe how the industry and building sites operates, and to understand the planning and organisation of work teams and time management
LO2 To prepare schedules, Gantt charts and plant costings and the process involved in management of labour plant and materials
LO3 To explain the importance of site safety along with its legal and economic background
LO4 To prepare properly structured and formatted simple technical reports
LO5 To understand and effectively in meetings and understand the role of their participants
LO6 To measure simple building work and understand the role of tender and contract document
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) The Construction Industry (4 hours lectures)
(a) Role of the industry in the economy (b) Client / Design Team / Construction Team (c) Organisations associated with the construction industry
(2) Tendering Arrangements (10 hours lectures)
(a) Open / Selective / Negotiated tendering (b) Speculative development (c) Other forms of contractor selection
(3) Site Layout and organisation (4 hours lectures)
(3) Site Layout and organisation (4 hours lectures) (a) Contractor’s site layout and organisation (b) Temporary services and temporary buildings
(4) Materials And Supplies (4 hours lectures)
(a) Documentation and procedures (b) eCommerce and Internet materials management
(5) Human Resource Management (6 hours lectures)
(a) Conditions of employment (b) Site organization charts (c) Elementary Human Resource Management
(6) Scheduling (8 hours lectures)
(a) Use and preparation of basic programmes
(7) Site Safety (8 hours lectures)
(a) Background / Responsibilities / Legislation (b) Risk assessment
(8) Plant Management (6 hours lectures)
(a) Plant management (b) Plant costing
(9) Documentation & Meetings (10 hours lectures)
(a) Technical writing (b) Specification writing (c) Small team management (d) Managing meetings (e) Time management
(10) Role of Tender (10 hours lectures)
(a) Role of Tender and Contract Documents (b) Preliminaries, Preambles (c) Provisional and Prime Cost Sum (d) Purpose and Use of Standard Method of Measurement
(11) Measurement (10 hours lectures, 10 hours practicals)
(a) Material Schedules (b) Centre Line (c) Measurement of simple building elements
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Sem 1 End
Examination n/a 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Sem 2 End
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 2 5.00 Sem 1 End
Project n/a 6 5.00 Sem 2 End
Project n/a 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 180.00