CVEN4005W Construction Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces the management theory in the construction industry with an overview of the project life cycle, the influence factors and the industry’s place in the community. Students will explore the process of construction projects and the role of the construction manager. This module will provide a range of management concepts associated with construction projects.

Note: This module is for CDIC students only

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Investigate and evaluate the Construction Management process and elements implemented within the organisation
• Describe qualitative and quantitative construction management techniques, their uses, benefits and limitations
• Apply appropriate sources of information in the construction project life cycle and explain proper techniques to manipulate data in assessing the projects
• Evaluate the benefits of various management and technique skills by Performing a construction management case study on a diverse scenario
• Create a complete construction management plan with appropriate methods

Indicative Module Content:

1. Introduction to Construction Industry and National Economy
2. Project Lifecycle Stages and Team Selection Procedures
3. Delivery Systems and Contract Documents
4. Schedule Programming and Time Management
5. Cost Planning and Cost Management
6. Quality Control and Safety Management
7. Value Engineering
8. Project Uncertainties and Risk Management
9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Management
10. Professional Ethics, Services, and Social Responsibilities
11. Innovative Practice in Construction Management

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module consists of lecture classes and tutoring classes for topics.
Lecture classes will explain the theory of each topic (construction management) and the student will practice and solve the problem with provided cases during the tutoring class.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CDIC1023W - English 1, CDIC1028W - English 2, CDIC2016W - English 3, CDIC2020W - English 4, OVSE1003W - English 1, OVSE1008W - English 2, OVSE2007W - English 3, OVSE2014W - English 4

Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Group Project: Case Study Week 9 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Individual Assignment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Presentation: Presentation from Group Project Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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