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CMG2003 Construction Production Management

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Oluwole Olatunji


Pre-requisite: CMG1002


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.

Course learning outcomes

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

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Report 1 No 30 1,2,3,7
Assignments Written Report 2 No 30 1,2,3,6,7
Assignments Written Report 3 No 40 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Date printed 27 June 2022