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Department: Portfolio of Master Programmes in Project Management
Module Description: The philosophy behind the unit is to emulate the professional practice setting and reinforce students’ theoretical, practical and employability skills. Students must also demonstrate practical project management skills in scheduling task activities, allocating responsibility and appropriate resources, time management and organisational skills at an advanced level. Thus the module aims:
to develop students’ knowledge, practical understanding and skills of project management professional practice within the construction and built environment industry; looking specifically at stakeholders, planning, contacts, risks, BIM, health & safety and sustainability – and the interlink between the interdisciplinary, diversity and multifaceted nature of civil and construction projects to provide students with advanced level knowledge, skills and experience to appreciate the complex landscape of contemporary civil and construction projects; and
Key indicative readings
- Akintoye, A., Goulding, J. and Zawdie, G. (2012). Construction innovation and process improvement. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. (2013). Modern construction management. 7th edn. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Newcomb, W. (2003). From client to project stakeholder: a stakeholder mapping approach. Construction Management and Economics, vol. 21, pp. 841–848.
- Turner, J. R. (2003). Contracting for project management. England: Gower.
- BREEAM http://www.breeam.org/
- CEEQUAL http://www.ceequal.co.uk/
- Considerate Constructors http://www.ccscheme.org.uk/
- Construction Design and management http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm.htm
- Kirkham, R. J. (2004), Ferry and Brandon’s cost planning of buildings, 8th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 9781405130707
- UK Planning Portal http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/