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Overview

Construction management is concerned with the design and construction of buildings and has become more complex as technology and the mechanisation of the building process have developed.Construction managers need excellent interpersonal skills as well as in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of construction process so that they can handle the responsibility of managing multimillion dollar projects.

 

Students will develop a good understanding of the factors affecting the design, procurement, sustainability and life-cycle of buildings focusing particular on economics, legal and managerial considerations.

 

A degree in Construction Management can lead to a stimulating and varied career with extensive travel. Career prospects for Construction Management Graduates are good in this region as there is a pent up demand. Most of the graduated go into construction management working for multi-national contractors and consultancies and also for organizations in the supply chain. However, the skills that are obtained within the programme albeit focused around construction, can be applied into other areas such as financial control and project planning of resource, as well as the transferable skills that have acquired.

Accreditations

  • Fully accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, UK (Chartered member could register as a Chartered Building Engineer, UK).
  • Fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Degree taught in LJMU is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Intakes

Three (3) intakes a year – Jan, May, September.

Duration

This course is currently offered in Part Time Only

24-month continuous study without term holidays
* 16 months for relevant Diploma Graduates Entry

  • Regular Class: 3-hour class room lesson – 2 to 3 times per week
  • Weekdays lessons start: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturday lesson start: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Sunday lessons (if necessary)

Year 1

8 month period

  1. Construction Technology 1
  2. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project 1
  3. Introduction to Law
  4. Construction and Property Economics
  5. Science and Materials
  6. Academic and Digital Literacy
  7. Construction Management Practice

 

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 2

8 month period

Construction Technology 2Research MethodsCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 2Construction ProcurementGeomaticsSite Production ManagementConstruction Contracts

 

  • Substructure – pile foundations, displacement and replacement, pile caps and ground beams, pad foundations. Basement excavation and construction. Reinforced concrete ground floor slabs.
  • Superstructure – Single storey framed buildings of portal frame and lattice girder construction in steel concrete and timber. Multi storey structural frames in steel insitu concrete and precast concrete. Cross laminated timber multi storey structures. Tunnel form and Slip form construction. Cladding to single storey and multi storey buildings. Roofing to single and multi-storey buildings. Structural concrete floors,- metal deck, precast concrete and in-situ concrete. Suspended Ceilings, Access Floors and Internal Partitions.
  • Services – Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning plant to industrial and commercial buildings. Electrical installations to industrial and commercial buildings. Lifts and escalators installation. Firefighting and suppression systems to multi storey buildings. Pumped systems of water supply to multi storey buildings.

 

 

  • Developing research questions, aims and objectives.
  • Research design and theoretical approaches – exploration of quantitative, qualitative and mixed
    methods design and particular philosophical approaches.
  • Research strategies – including case study research, survey research, and observational research.
  • Research methods – data collection methods such as questionnaires, interview and secondary data analysis.
  • Ethical principles in research – how to conduct research ethically and responsibly.

 

 

  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply previously gained knowledge and theory in a practical context, working collaboratively using a 3D model on a BIM enabled project in order to negotiate decisions in relation to specific tasks. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations.

 

 

  • Introduction to stakeholders and stakeholder mapping. Strategies for stakeholder engagement. Philosophy of procurement, public and private clients. Risks inherent in the various procurement, contract and tendering options and their associated available contracts.

 

  • Linear measurement, units and the use of OS maps. Errors. Levelling, use of level and staff, levelling procedures and applications. Angle measurement, use of conventional and robotic total stations. Survey controller instruments, onboard software and data to pc transfer. Traverse surveying calculations. Topographic surveys. GNSS RTK, point cloud and aerial imagery data. Post-processing of total station, GNSS, Imaging and UAS output data. Topographic CAD survey and digital terrain modelling software packages. Setting out techniques and procedures for horizontal and vertical control on site. Safety and Risk Assessment in surveying operations.
  • Sustainability – Environmental KPI’s, Waste, EMS, Sustainable Construction Processes
  • Health & Safety – Hazard identification, RAMS, CDM, RIDDOR
  • Planning – Planning, Logistics, Programme Development, Activity Durations, Sequencing and Logic, Cost Forecasting
  • Team working/Collaboration – Team roles and responsibilities, Communication, Organisation, Conflict, BIM.
  • Basic principles of construction contracts – parties/personnel, standard forms of construction contract with reference to JCT Standard Building Contract and the Engineering and Construction Contract.
  • Risk and responsibility inherent in a variety of standard forms of contract in relation to time, payment, quality and design.
  • Introduction to International Forms of Contract.
  • Discharge of Contracts, Measure of damages and Insolvency.
  • Letters of Intent.
  • Delays and extension of time, adjudication and arbitration.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 3

8 month period

Research ProjectCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 3Project Lifecycle ManagementStrategic Construction Project ManagementConstruction Site ManagementBusiness Management

 

  • Undertaking research and research ethics
  • Project planning
  • The research process
  • Research methodology and design
  • Analysis tools and techniques

 

 

  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply the theory gained at all levels into practice. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations.

 

 

  • Sustainable Project Management – Project Lifecycle, Design Management, WLCC, Soft Landings
  • Post Construction Processes – Project Completion, Possession, Handover, Commissioning, Post Project Review, Snagging, Defects, Defects Liability, Latent Defects, Making Good.
  • Operation & Facilities Management – BIM, COBie, Occupancy, POE, Hard/Soft FM Maintenance – Planning and Scheduling, PPM

 

 

  • Key issues and challenges – dealing with waste, dealing with asbestos, health and safety in refurbishment work, programming the works, controlling costs, dealing with unknowns, contractual issues, preconstruction issues such as survey/laser scanning, demolition and the design process.
  • Procurement processes
  • Construction contract including application and implications on a construction project
  • Sustainable development
  • Technologies – thermal insulation upgrading and retrofitting. Over- cladding and over-roofing. Energy efficient glazing. Exploiting thermal mass. Structural repairs to concrete, timber and masonry. Underpinning.
  • Design implications of technologies on listed buildings such as secondary glazing to improve thermal properties and acoustics.

 

  • Quality – QMS, SCM, TQM, Lean
  • Health & Safety – Behavioural safety, culture, ethics, business drivers, OHSMS
  • Risk – Finance, Contractual (BREEAM/BIM), Statutory (Planning, Building Regs, Design)
  • Programme Evaluation – Progress, Resources, Acceleration, Delay, Disruption, Use of industry standard planning software

 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy Creation – using analytical assessment tools
  • Developing a marketing Strategy
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
  • HR / Performance Management
  • Leadership V management

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Assessments / Written Examinations

All Modules will have mixture of course work, assignments and examination.

Examinations are held thrice yearly.

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 40% is required to pass each module

Employability

These are the most common jobs students go into after graduating:

  • Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Architects
  • Building Surveyor

Salary Increment

According to our surveys, our graduates tend to experience an average salary increment of up to 38% after completing their studies with us.

Admission Criteria

Year 1 Entry:

  • ‘A’ level holders will have to complete the programme over 24 months, starting from year 1.

Year 2 Entry:

  • A relevant Polytechnic Diploma (or Equivalent) in the built environment discipline.
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction Management by Trent Global College of Technology and Management.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University.

Language Proficiency : English O  Level min. C6.

All applications are subject to approval from Liverpool John Moores University.

** Currently only accepting students direct to Year 2 Entry.

Programme Fees

  • *S$18,000 exclusive of GST per 16 months

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

Other Fees

  • *S$250 (non-refundable) Application and eligibility assessment.
  • *Administration Fees: S$150 – S$400
  • Fees payable are subjected to prevailing GST.

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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