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CMG2003 Construction Production Management

Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Construction Production M'ment
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 040303 - Building Construction Manageme
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 14 April 2021


Examiner: Nateque Mahmood


Pre-requisite: CMG1002

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: CIV2605


Construction management involves three main areas, construction project management, construction business management and construction production management. This course focusses on the latter and covers managerial issues associated with on-site construction operations for the construction manager.


The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the procedures and processes, tools and techniques, strategies and tactics used for managing on-site construction production operations from contract formation to completion in a team environment focussing on issues related to transformation-flow-value issues, short-term pull/push schedules, subcontractor management, productivity enhancement, and knowledge areas connected with lean construction. Additionally, it covers on-site quality and safety management issues while also introducing building information modelling to understand its relevance to production management.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Describe production management operations
  2. Explain procedures and processes adopted to manage time, cost, quality, safety and environmental issues at site level with respect to production operations
  3. Demonstrate the application of production management tools and techniques, procedures and processes
  4. Explain the relevance of building information modelling to production management
  5. Describe the relevance of teamwork and communication skills to production management
  6. Summarise and analyse project progress
  7. Demonstrate appropriate written and communication skills


Description Weighting(%)
1. Construction logic 5.00
2. Site Mobilisation and Establishment 10.00
3. Short-term look-ahead pull/push schedules 10.00
4. Task explosion, transformation, and flow 5.00
5. Lean construction 10.00
6. Productivity improvement and value stream mapping 10.00
7. Managing quality and environmental issues 10.00
8. Managing safety 10.00
9. Managing subcontractors and suppliers 10.00
10. Progress monitoring and reporting 7.50
11. Teamwork and communication 5.00
12. Building information modelling and production management 7.50

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 50.00
Examinations 2.00
Lectures 39.00
Private Study 51.00
Tutorials 13.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 250 25 09 Aug 2021 1,2,3,7
ASSIGNMENT 2 250 25 04 Oct 2021 1,2,3,6,7
2 HOUR RESTRICTED EXAMINATION 500 50 End S2 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (see note 1)

  1. Examination dates will be available during the Semester. Please refer to the examination timetable when published.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures and tutorials) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the
    marks available.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    The examination is restricted and candidates are allowed to bring a scientific calculator and dictionary into the examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Date printed 14 April 2021