BLDG 3011 Construction Business Management

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Matthew Stevens Opens in new window

Description This unit is centred around the dynamics of managing a construction contracting enterprise. Student groups act as a Board of Directors to plan, communicate, execute, and adjust strategy as they pursue to optimise their firm's outcomes in an online competitive game. Knowledge areas of staffing, finance, labour management, risk management and tendering are challenged. Each week, student groups are scored objectively and given feedback. This shows the team the strengths and weaknesses of the prior week's decision making. Academic staff will work with each student group to refine and improve understanding of the complex dynamics involved. Assessments will be based on decision-making improvement and mastery of strategic and operational principles.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Students must have passed 80 credit points to enrol in this subject.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of  the building construction industry and management principles.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the strategic and operational issues of a construction enterprise
  2. Apply iterative problem solving approach to optimise the firm�fs outcomes
  3. Apply principles of effective management to a construction firm
  4. Analyse situational factors
  5. Evaluate strategic and operational results
  6. Create a competitive strategic and operational plan

Subject Content

Strategic planning
Operational planning
Human resource management
Tendering and procurement
Financial strategies


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 1 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 20 N Individual
Quiz 2 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Report 3,000 words 40 N Both (Individual & Group)

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2



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