BLDG 4007 Modern Construction Projects

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301159

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Description In this unit, accelerating changes in the way construction projects are procured and delivered will be studied. Innovations relating to pre-site construction and to productivity measurement will be evaluated. Quality assurance and risk management will be considered in the light of new project delivery systems. Ways to improve end user satisfaction with construction project delivery will be addressed.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Construction Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding of standard building processes and familiarity with how they impact on project delivery.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the available indices that are used to measure construction productivity
  2. Construct a case for improving project efficiency by means of industrialising construction projects
  3. Examine ways to address quality assurance in a globalised construction market
  4. Review the impact of the need for buildings to be adaptable over their useful lifetime
  5. Theorise about the way to ensure that end users receive economic, environmental and social value from their buildings

Subject Content

Measuring construction productivity
Pre-construction effectiveness indicators
Fabrication versus assembly
Quality assurance in globalised construction
Evidence-based decision making
Durability, adaptability and sustainability
Maintaining public confidence in construction project delivery


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 20 questions - 45 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study 1000 words 30 N Individual
Essay 500 words 20 N Individual
Report 1000 words per student 30 N Group

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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