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CMG4901 Construction Management Practice

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 29 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CMG4001 or CMG4003

Overview

This course builds upon the content covered in CMG4003 for high-rise, commercial and industrial construction management processes, techniques and systems. It is important for construction students to have an understanding of the business side of the industry in addition to construction project management issues. The viability of a construction company is not only dependent on the successful completion of individual projects - on time, on budget and to the required quality and safety standards - but also requires the careful analysis and management of business finances, marketing, productivity and performance, human resources, supply chain and project process.

Having an understanding of the factors that influence the success of a company will give students a greater appreciation of the business decisions made by management which impact on their role and project.

This course examines construction project management and focusses on the functional, managerial and business issues impacting the nature of a problem and the problem solving approaches to address project performance and management. Students will work together as part of a team on tasks exploring a wide range of construction project management and performance topics. These include:

. Project scope development
. Analysis of project alternatives from a business point of view
. Identifying and assessing performance criteria
. The role of teamwork and decision making in formulating and pursuing achievable strategies
. The impact of proper planning on organisational and project performance
. Apply construction and project management theory and knowledge areas to a real world situation

Each team will take on the roles required to complete the tasks and undertake an oral and written presentation to a professional standard and project report to the client that will address the relevant issues.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 29 May 2022