LO1: You will develop knowledge and understanding of general construction site practice and operation techniques.
LO2: You will appreciate and understand the aspects of health and safety issues, quality issues as well as contractor and sub-contractor(s) staff responsibilities on site.
The new building will be constructed in two phases. Phase one of the building is now water tight, the ground floor and first floor slabs have been fitted, and work has begun on installing the external cladding on the building. It is expected to become operational to customers in autumn 2019, when phase two of the programme – bringing down the remainder of the current station building and completing the new build - will also start.
The new railway station building to serve the city will be fully open in summer 2020.
The first section of the new station building is expected to become operational to customers later this year, when phase 2 of the programme – bringing down the remainder of the current station building and completing the new build.
The construction company that you work for has been informed that it has been successful in tendering for the construction of the above scheme. You are required to present a report for the project ‘start up’ meeting detailing how your company will manage the project.
The basis of your submission will be the justification of your proposals through the consideration of alternatives and the reasons for the selections in your proposal. Identification and location of appropriate literature including critical analysis and synthesis with relevant theoretical frameworks, tools, ideas and models is required.
1. Monitor the contractor's progress and compliance with the Contract Documents is very important for the project to stay on time and budget. Provide details on how your company will carry out the monitoring of this project (phase two) throughout the construction period of the project. (40%)
2. Building Information Management (BIM) is used on a wide variety of construction projects. Discuss how BIM could be used within this project, including the benefits it would bring to all parties involved within the project. (30%)
3. There will be many risks during the construction phase his project, with the Health and Safety of operatives and the general public high on the agenda. Identify and describe the major risks that will be encountered during this phase of the project. You have also been requested to advise those present at the project ‘start up’ meeting on a risk strategy that should be adhered to. (30%)
Exceptionally detailed and original response to the assignment, with critical use of independently sourced contextual material.
Outstanding demonstration of linked understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Extremely well structured with high level of analysis.
No obvious errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Very full, independent response to the assignment with totally relevant material which is well beyond any module input, demonstrating independent study. Excellent understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Very clear logical structure.
Very few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Full response to the assignment with all content relevant and focused. Very good understanding of relevant theory, concepts and models. Application of appropriate theory to examples/practice, demonstrating a rigorous approach to a variety of ideas, contexts and frameworks.
Few errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Answers most if not all detailed aspects of the question. Content mainly relevant. Good knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and application of theoretical models. Evidence of a developing appreciation of contextual issues.
Some small repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate
Main issues addressed and solid attempt to answer question. Some relevant content applied. Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant theory and concepts and identification of main issues
Some repeated errors in referencing or grammar or syntax as appropriate.
Satisfactory attempt to address question/issues with some content relevant to assignment topic. Material engages with relevant module materials, but largely repeats taught input and lacks development or personal interpretation. Some general understanding of topic theory and concepts. Lacks coherence.
Some learning outcomes and / or assessment criteria not met.
Questions not answered fully. Content not wholly relevant. Little or no evidence of understanding of relevant theory. Very repetitive of taught input – no development or application. The use of extensive quoted passages evident.
Evidence of sufficient grasp of learning outcomes to suggest that the participant will be able to retrieve the module on resubmission.
No learning outcomes fully met. Little attempt to engage with the module materials or ideas.
Little attempt to engage with assignment brief and has not met learning outcomes. Inadequate demonstration of knowledge or understanding of key concepts, theories or practice.