Construction Site Management

Subject 702-236 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to three hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-117 Principles of Construction Management
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Hemanta Doloi
Subject Overview:

The subject focuses on issues affecting the management of construction at the site level. Construction project planning techniques and resource management systems are introduced. An overview to the issues affecting the efficient use of resources such as labour, materials, plant and equipment is provided and techniques to improve labour productivity such as work study and activity sampling are presented. Critical path scheduling is introduced and the construction plan for a low rise commercial building is undertaken. Contractor's cost control, industrial relations, site safety and quality assurance are also examined.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the construction stage of a building.

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of site management procedures for the efficient and effective use of resources on a construction site.

  • Appreciate factors affecting site productivity including the factors of industrial relations and safety at the site level.

  • Show a sound understanding of critical path scheduling and apply this knowledge to a given situation.

Assessment: One three-hour examination (60%) and assignments to the equivalent of not more than 2000 words (40%). A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Study Guide and Reader (702-236), Annual publication
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Communication skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Teamwork skills.

  • Analytical skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction)

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