Students shall work in groups of two or more and produce a report containing the tasks given below. The report shall be in the form of a word processed or PDF document comprising the main elements of an introduction, main body, and summary. Students are encouraged to use illustrative materials in their submissions. The team may use any referencing material and referencing will be according to the Harvard referencing system.
Students will also need to reflect on the success of their project and their own performance in a personal performance review at the end of the project. This is a written reflection of 500 words (students will not be penalised if they exceed this word limit reasonably).
LO1 Assess individual and group skills in order to allocate roles within a collaborative team.
LO2 Plan a construction project, based on the Pearson-set theme, in collaboration with others to ensure good practice in resource management, staffing and project scheduling.
LO3 Prepare tender documentation; undertaking work appropriate to a defined role within a team.
LO4 Evaluate own work, and the work of others, in a collaborative team.
1 Define your project type and scope. This may be stated as a research question, objectives or a hypothesis.
2. Provide a Project Statement that includes:
a. Clear description of the type of project and the scope of work
b. Provide a review of literature and precedents (existing projects) to give background and context for your proposal. These should provide evidence of existing knowledge and benchmarks; against which your work may be evaluated.
3. Within your collaborative team, define clear roles and responsibilities. These should support a project methodology; leading to clear bodies of work and information to be produced by each member of the team.
4. By bringing together points 1-3 (above), prepare a Project Proposal to be reviewed, discussed and agreed with your tutor.
5. Carry-out the research and work, as defined in your Project Proposal.
6. Ensure that you are recording both individual and team activities. These should be clearly logged.
7. Prepare all necessary documentation, information and presentation material necessary to communicate your project outcomes in a professional manner.
8. Reflect on the success of your project, as a team, and your performance at the end of the project with the inclusion of a project evaluation and recommendations.
Students are to choose their own Topic for this unit; based on the given Theme. Strong projects are those with clear, well focused and defined objectives. A central skill in selecting a project objective is the ability to select a suitable and focused research question. Students should be encouraged to discuss a variety of topics related to the theme and generate ideas for a good project objective. The range of topics could cover issues such as:
• How does the use of digital technologies change the nature of risk in construction projects?
• How do modern methods of construction (e.g. offsite construction, modular construction) impact on the individual and organisational risk? (In this module we are emphasizing this particular highlighted objective/question rather than the other two stated herein)
• How have changes to construction health & safety legislation impacted on the design and construction process?
You should read this information before starting on your project. You should refer to these instructions as you complete work for this unit.
• Consider the development of a methodical and valid research proposal as the foundation for the project.
• Through discussion with your group, choose a topic of shared personal interest. The topic chosen should allow a sufficient and suitable degree of research and development; through the existence of adequate background materials and access to resources, site, personnel.
• A good project title should meet the following criteria:
§ The proposal is one that provide sufficient scope to fully explore individual and group specialisms .
§ The proposal is based on a real-world problem, which can be examined in detail; through existing source material and/or physical research and analysis of a site/context;
§ The proposal extends a current line of learning that will lend itself to further rigorous exploration.
• Evaluate own skills and the skills of others through skills auditing and review.
• Develop role descriptions and responsibilities within a team.
• Discuss the allocation of roles within a collaborative team to meet overall project needs.
• Justify the allocation of roles and responsibilities within a team, recognising individual skills and ambitions vs project requirement
• Develop a project plan to ensure successful achievement of completed project.
• Illustrate resource planning (both physical and human) as well as time planning.
• Interpret events and activities in a project plan in order to indicate milestones, and risks.
• Critically evaluate the relationships between project planning and tender documentation, highlighting ways in which tender information responds to project planning.
• Develop construction drawings and specifications as required.
• Prepare a cost plan.
• Produce a pre-construction health & safety method and risk assessment statement.
• Evaluate the ways in which Building Information Modelling can provide greater efficiency in collaborative preparation of tender documentation.
• Undertake a continual review of their own work, recording this throughout the project .
• Evaluate their own working practices in relation to that of other members of the team, identifying areas of good practice.
• Evaluate their own personality profile in relation to your working practices .
• Critically evaluate the success of a project by considering individual and group working practices in relation to assigned roles and personality profiles.
Students will need to reflect on the success of their project and their own performance in a personal performance review at the end of the project. This is a written reflection of 500 words (students will not be penalised if they exceed this word limit)