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CMG4003 Commercial Construction

Semester 1, 2021 Online
Short Description: Commercial Construction
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 : 040399 - Building not elsewhere classif
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 14 April 2021

Staffing

Examiner: Gary Elks

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CMG2003 and CMG3001 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN

Rationale

The Commercial Construction Course builds on the principles that students have learnt in previous studies. This course aims to provide students with a higher level knowledge in the areas such as project planning, decisions making and management strategies which enable them to more effectively manage the project from early stages the completion phases.

Synopsis

This course aims to provide the graduate construction professionals an understanding of commercial construction management processes, techniques and systems. This course also seeks to provide information and knowledge that will assist the professional in evaluating and proposing alternative construction systems that may benefit the project outcome.

Objectives

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

  1. Plan and implement the commercial construction project management process from pre-construction to completion;
  2. Critically evaluate alternate financing, construction systems, materials, equipment and techniques;
  3. Analyse and interpret construction drawings related to commercial constructions;
  4. Formulate project scheduling, location based scheduling and agile planning;
  5. Explain the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in commercial construction;
  6. Effectively communicate proposals to management that benefit the project in terms of considerations such as time, cost, safety, risk and quality;
  7. Demonstrate written and communication skills to a professional standard.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction - Nature of commercial construction
Managing the Pre-construction process including forming a management team
10.00
2. Estimate to Budget, Sources of finance and Procurement 10.00
3. Interpret Commercial Project drawings related to commercial constructions 10.00
4. Project scheduling, location based scheduling and agile planning 15.00
5. BIM applications in commercial construction 10.00
6. Managing critical project decisions for project success with time, cost, risk and quality considerations 20.00
7. Managing the construction process to completion 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=CMG4003)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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 40.00
Directed Study 52.00
Examinations 2.00
Private Study 61.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 1 300 30 02 Apr 2021
Assignment 2 300 30 20 May 2021
Open Examination - Take Home 400 40 End S1 (see note 1)

Notes
  1. This will be a take home exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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 or a grade of at least C-. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

    Requirements after S1 2021:
    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 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 http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (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 weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are:
    An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination.

    Requirements after S1 2021:
    RESTRICTED: Candidates are allowed access only to specific materials during a Restricted Examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are:
    • Calculators which cannot hold textual information
    • Students whose first language is not English, may, take an appropriate unmarked non electronic translation dictionary (but not technical dictionary) into the examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Normally Deferred and Supplementary Examinations are held in the next Examination period. In S1 2021 selected courses will pilot an early Deferred and Supplementary Examination period held within 30 business days of results release. The list of courses involved can be found at https://cmsauth.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/exams/supplementary-and-deferred-assessment.

  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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Date printed 14 April 2021