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Module Title Engineering Production and Risk Management in Construction
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 20474
Module Lead Prof K Hawwash
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions This module is compulsory for MSc Construction Management, and is available to other level M students in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours Lecture-50 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Total: 60 hours
This module comprises two main subject areas: Engineering Production in Construction, and Construction Project Risk Management.
Engineering Production introduces and discusses the main drivers for change in the construction industry over the last decade, and the techniques which have been, and are being developed to identify and manage improvements in value and decrease in waste of all kinds. Topics addressed include Managing the Process, Managing Quality, Managing Value, Managing Waste, Managing People and Relationships, and Managing Time.
Construction Project Risk Management discusses the concepts of risk and hazard, principles and best practice, lessons learnt from construction disasters, treatments of construction project risks, project risk management tools and techniques (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods), guidance in practical risk management (case studies) and legal aspects. Students will be shown how the application of these techniques enables a better understanding of project risk at all stages of the project, enabling improved design, construction and operation.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Outline the significance of the main drivers for change in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the key techniques being developed and/or used for implementing improvements in the industry.
  • Apply the knowledge gained about selected techniques to case studies.
  • Describe the basic risk and safety assessment tools and techniques.
  • Describe the concept of project risk management.
  • Apply the risk assessment tools to tackle issues in the constriction industry.
Assessment 20474-06 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2 hour written unseen closed book examination (50%); coursework exercise (50%)
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