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School of Built Environment301159 Modern Construction ProjectsAutumn 2021Edition: Autumn 2021Copyright ©2021 University Western Sydney trading as Western Sydney University ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission from the Dean of the School. Copyright for acknowledged materials reproducedherein is retained by the copyright holder. All readings in this publication are copied under licence in accordance with Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968.Unit Details Unit Code:301159Unit Name:Modern Construction ProjectsCredit Points:10Unit Level:4Assumed Knowledge:An understanding of standard building processes and familiarity with how they impact onproject delivery. Note: Students with any problems, concerns or doubts should discuss those with the Unit Coordinator as early as they can.Unit Coordinator Name:Phone:Matt Stevens Ph.D.040 2233 573 Location: ED G 123 Parramatta SouthEmail: [email protected] Arrangement:Due to COVID-19 and other considerations, Zoom meetings are preferred. Please email me for an appointment time.I am looking forward to discussing with each of you, a greater understanding of the unit content, improving ourcollective writing, key points of the readings, impacts of the research literature and upcoming assessments for theunit.Note: The relevant Learning Guide Companion supplements this documentContents1 About Modern Construction Projects 21.1 An Introduction to this Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.2 What is Expected of You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.3 Changes to Unit as a Result of Past Student Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Assessment Information 42.1 Unit Learning Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.2 Approach to Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.3 Contribution to Course Learning Outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.4 Assessment Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.5 Assessment Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.5.1 Annotated Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.5.2 Case Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.5.3 Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.5.4 Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.6 General Submission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Teaching and Learning Activities 204 Learning Resources 224.1 Recommended Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2211 About Modern Construction Projects1.1 An Introduction to this UnitIn 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 riskmanagement will be considered in the light of new project delivery systems. Ways to improve end user satisfactionwith construction project delivery will be addressed.1.2 What is Expected of YouStudy LoadA student is expected to study an hour per credit point a week. For example a 10 credit point Unit would require 10hours of study per week. This time includes the time spent within classes during lectures, tutorials or practicals.AttendanceNo mandatory attendanceOnline Learning RequirementsUnit materials will be made available on the Unit’s vUWS (E-Learning) site (https://vuws.westernsydney.edu.au/).You are expected to consult vUWS at least twice a week, as all Unit announcements will be made via vUWS. Teachingand learning materials will be regularly updated and posted online by the teaching team.Special RequirementsEssential Equipment:Not ApplicableLegislative Pre-Requisites:Not ApplicablePolicies Related to Teaching and LearningThe University has a number of policies that relate to teaching and learning. Important policies affecting studentsinclude:– Assessment Policy– Bullying Prevention Policy and– Guidelines– Enrolment Policy– Examinations Policy– Review of Grade Policy– Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy– Special Consideration Policy– Student Misconduct Rule– Teaching and Learning – Fundamental Code– Student Code of ConductAcademic Integrity and Student Misconduct RuleIn submitting assessments, it is essential that you are familiar with the policies listed above and that you understand2the principles of academic integrity. You are expected to act honestly and ethically in the production of all academicwork and assessment tasks, submit work that is your own and acknowledge any contribution to your work made byothers.Important information about academic integrity, including advice to students is available at https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/studysmart/home/academic_integrity_and_plagiarism. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself withthese principles and apply them to all work submitted to the University as your own.When you submit an assignment or product, you will declare that no part has been: copied from any other student’s work or from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made in the assignment; submitted byyou in another (previous or current) assessment, except where appropriately referenced, and with prior permissionfrom the Unit Coordinator; written/produced for you by any other person except where collaboration has been authorised by the Unit Coordinator.The Student Misconduct Rule applies to all students of Western Sydney University and makes it an offence forany student to engage in academic, research or general misconduct as defned in the Rule.The University considers plagiarism, cheating and collusion as instances of academic misconduct. The Universityalso considers submitting falsifed documentation in support of applications for special consideration, including sittingof deferred examinations, as instances of general misconduct. You should be aware that changes were made to theStudent Misconduct Rule commencing 1 January 2020 that provide for minimum sanctions that apply to certainconduct, including the provision of falsifed documentation to the University.You are strongly advised to read the Student Misconduct Rule and the Inappropriate Behaviour Guidelines at thecommencement of each session to familiarise yourself with this process and the expectations of the University inrelation to work submitted for assessment.1.3 Changes to Unit as a Result of Past Student FeedbackThe University values student feedback in order to improve the quality of its educational programs. The feedbackprovided helps us improve teaching methods and Units of study. The survey results inform Unit content and design,learning guides, teaching methods, assessment processes and teaching materials.You are welcome to provide feedback that is related to the teaching of this Unit. At the end of the semester you willbe given the opportunity to complete a Student Feedback on Unit (SFU) questionnaire to assess the Unit. You mayalso have the opportunity to complete a Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) questionnaire to provide feedback forindividual teaching staff.As a result of student feedback, the following changes and improvements to this subject have recently been made:– We will engage more interactive exercises– Wie will share more case studies– We will use more contemporary examples– We will spend time to explain the assessments and clarify any uncertainty.– We will use anonymous marking practices to minimise or remove any bias, perceived or actual.– We will not allow students to view their Turnitin similarity score and highlights of their submissions.32 Assessment Information2.1 Unit Learning Outcomes Outcome1Analyse the available indices that are used to measure construction productivity2Construct a case for improving project effciency by means of industrialising construction projects3Examine ways to address quality assurance in a globalised construction market4Review the impact of the need for buildings to be adaptable over their useful lifetime5Theorise about the way to ensure that end users receive economic, environmental and social value from theirbuildings 2.2 Approach to LearningAll activities including case studies, interactive exercises, problem-solving, and contemporary examples are meant toengage unit content and emphasise mastery of the material.– Bridge Building Exercise (LO 1, 2. 3)– Journal Papers concerning such areas as ”triple bottom line”, productivity, sustainability, quality, building codeadherence, offsite construction, and quality assurance. (LO 1, 2. 3. 4. 5)– Problem Solving Scenarios (LO 1, 2. 3. 4. 5)– Case Studies (LO 1, 2. 3. 4. 5)– Contemporary examples of issues explored in this course (LO 1, 2. 3. 4. 5)– Government and Industry data analysation in class (LO 1, 2. 3. 4. 5)42.3 Contribution to Course Learning Outcomes2607: Bachelor of Construction Management Program Learning OutcomesULO 1ULO 2ULO 3ULO 4ULO 51. Demonstrate the broad range of skills and knowledge needed to manage people, constructionprocesses and productsIntroducedDevelopedIntroduced2. Perform competently at a professional level in the building industry, in one or more of thefollowing roles: Construction Managers, Project Managers, Building Supervisors, Estimators,Quantity Surveyors and Building Researchers.DevelopedIntroduced3. Develop specialised skills in construction management and be able to encompass the degree ofcomplexity involved in planning, design, construction and operation of large-scale residential,commercial and public projects.IntroducedDeveloped4. Communicate effectively through reading, listening, speaking and writing in academic,community, industry, fnancial, and environmental contexts.Developed5. Conduct research and contribute to development of innovative procurement methods andconstruction techniques for future application in industry.IntroducedAssuredDeveloped6. Adapt quickly to the rapid evolution of the industry environment.IntroducedDevelopedAssured Western Sydney University Graduate Attributes Graduate AttributesULO 1ULO 2ULO 3ULO 4ULO 51. Command multiple skills and literacies to enable adaptable lifelong learningDevelopedAssuredIntroduced2. Demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous Australia through cultural competency and professionalcapacityDeveloped3. Demonstrate comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledgeAssuredIntroducedDeveloped4. Apply knowledge through intellectual inquiry in professional or applied contextsAssuredIntroduced5. Bring knowledge to life through responsible engagement and appreciation of diversity in anevolving worldIntroducedDevelopedAssured 562.4 Assessment SummaryThe assessment items in this Unit are designed to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved the Unitlearning outcomes. Completion and submission of all assessment items which have been designated as mandatory orcompulsory is essential to receive a passing grade.To pass this Unit you must:Master the content including its concepts and vocabulary while expressing yourself in verbal and written assessmentswell. Submit assignments possessing self-generated ideas, assertions, and insights that connect to the constructionindustry. ItemWeightDue DateULOs AssessedThresholdAnnotated Bibliography20%11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 28 ,20211, 2, 3NoCase Study40%11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 20211, 2, 3, 4NoPresentation10%11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 20212, 3, 4NoReport30%11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 20213, 4, 5No Feedback on AssessmentFeedback is an important part of the learning process that can improve your progress towards achieving the learningoutcomes. Feedback is any written or spoken response made in relation to academic work such as an assessmenttask, a performance or product. It can be given to you by a teacher, an external assessor or student peer, and maybe given individually or to a group of students. As a Western Sydney University student, it is your responsibility toseek out and act on feedback that is provided to you as a resource to further your learning.Most students strive for high marks. The instructor emphasises a focus on mastery. That is, a deep understanding ofthe vocabulary, concepts, frameworks and sources of information while expressing (written and oral) them well. Highmarks are earned by exhibiting a mastery of the unit content.72.5 Assessment Details2.5.1 Annotated Bibliography Weight:20%Type of Collaboration:IndividualDue:11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 28 ,2021Submission:Via Turnitin on vUWS submission portalFormat:Harvard Western Sydney AnnotatedLength:1000 wordsCurriculum Mode:Annotated Bibliography Students are to identify their area of innovation interest and choose a single project that exemplifes that area.Projects chosen may be local or international, but completed since 2000. Projects should be well documented sincethis project can be used in a future assessment.A project might be a good subject for research if it contains innovation in one of the following areas:– Sustainability– Productivity– Social Responsibility– Financing– Quality Control or Assurance– Cost Reduction– Occupant Health Maintenance or Improvement– Building Code– Safety– Offsite ConstructionStudents are encouraged to rewrite their frst draft of annotation to correct errors such as grammatical mistakes,word choices, awkward flow, tautology, split infnitives, and run-on sentences. This will be marked in accordancewith the grading matrix. It is best if students adhere to all ”High Distinction” column attributes and eliminate all inthe ”Unsatisfactory” column.Students are asked to de-identify (remove your name) from their assessment so that marking bias, real or perceivedis minimised or eliminated.See the grading matrix for attributes encouraged and rewarded. See Exemplar below. No cover page, introductionnor conclusion needed.Note: Turniitin similarity percentages and highlights will not be available to students when submitting assessments.Exemplar:Aitchison, M 2018, Prefab housing and the future of building: product to process, London: Lund Humphries,2018.Design research uses an iterative or circular approach. With each pass, there is more clarity and integration as questionsare answered. Individual conclusions are reviewed continuously and are brought into a more harmoniously alignment.The most recent direction of design thinking offers diagnosis, analysis and process of determining thoughtful solutions.A company’s pattern and meta-structure have to be captured and analyzed for effciency to start innovative designthinking. Both terms describe the way a modular frm operates. Patterns are activity-based while meta-structureis an overall hierarchical way in which the company is set internally and within the market. Once each is captured,then a clearer direction of design standardization can be determined. The two components are ”ends” and ”settings”.8Ends are what are the specifc goals such as targeted cost to produce, time to manufacture, quality to attain andreuse level of components upon disposal. Settings are constraints in the company operates, both self-selected andexternal ones. Creating a descriptive pictorial of the built product stating features and performance standards helpsdesign thinking.Akiner, I. and Akiner, M.E., 2009. Evaluation of the Turkish construction industry through the challengesand globalization. Organization, technology & management in construction: an international journal, 1(2),pp.64-71.In this article, Akiner and Akiner (2009) examines the Turkish construction industry through the challenges andglobalisation. The author claims that the Turkish construction industry is affected by the politics, legal, economicand technological aspects. The main aim of the article is torecognise existing latent factors that would promote the globalisation of the Turkish construction industry within theglobal markets. The research objective is to evaluate the factors that would facilitate the globalisation of the Turkishconstruction industry. Moreover, the study fndingdepicts an existing situation of the industry and provides a feasible direction for the construction organisation.The shortfall of this journal article is that the authors have exclusively accumulated the information from issuedarticles. The inclusion of the primary information through the survey or questionnaire would have yielded betterresults. The authors have considered only the impact of globalisation of the Turkish construction industry in EU(European Nations)Resources:The University of Western Sydney Library: e-resources, library staff, and paper publications accessible to studentsvUWS: see recommended readings and other resources available.9Marking Criteria: CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryWriting – 40%Use of active voice.Word choice isvaried. No slang.No run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives, norsubject verbdisagreement.Good insights. Allexhibits standalone.Paragraphs flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements.Conclusions areasserted andinsights offered. Nosimilarity to others’or self-work isnon-existent.Word choice ismostly varied.Minor use of slangbut set off by ””quotation marks”.Minimal run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphs mostlyflow from general tospecifc to summarystatements. Someconclusions areassertedinconsistently. Anysimilarity toothers’or self-workis minimal.Word choice isminimally varied.Consistent use ofslang but set off by”quotation marks”.Consistent run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphsinconsistently flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements. A fewsmall conclusionsare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work exists.Word choice is notvaried. Somestream ofconsciousness.Consistent use ofslang not set off by”quotation marks”.Consistent run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphsminimally flow fromgeneral to specifcto summarystatements. Smallconclusions areasserted. Similarityto others’ orself-work is notsignifcant.Word choice isrepeated and basic.Major use of slangnot set off by”quotation marks”.Many instances ofrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphs are”stream ofconsciousness”. Noconclusions orpoints of concernare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work isconsistent andsignifcant.Formatting andPresentation – 20%Followed the spiritand the letter ofthe formattinginstruction. Allexhibits such asgraphs, charts, andtables standalonewith supportinginformation soreader does notlook elsewhere.Formatting is usedfor clarity andemphasis – not overused. Cover page isincluded andminimalist but.focused on thesubject of thebibliography.Formatting issomewhatinconsistent. Someclarity of exhibitssuch as graphs,charts, and tables.Cover page is notminimalist andconfusing. Evenmargins.Cover page is singlecolor and noillustration. Notcrisp or clearexpression of title.Formatting is notconsistent. Unevenmargins.Basic and minimalformatting to meetthe requirements.No cover page.Uneven marginsRandom formattingwith using assortedbright colors andfonts. No coverpage is included.Diffcult to read.Inconsistentformattingthroughout paper.Research Quality –40%Comprehensivecoverage ofresearchtopic. Answers”who, what, why,where, how, andwhat”. Post-2000citations.Good coverage ofresearch topic withsome minor areasomitted. Somepre-2000 citationsor other informationincludedReasonablecoverageof research topicwithsome omissions thatdon’t greatlydetractfrom the validity oftherecommendations.A signifcantportion of citationsand otherinformation waswritten before 2000.Fair coverage ofdesignated topicbutsignifcantomissionsthat reduce thevalidity of therecommendation. Amajority ofpre-2000 citationsor informationincluded.Research is notrelevant to thequestion studiedand/or has majoromission. Allpre-2000 citationsor other informationincluded. 102.5.2 Case Study Weight:40%Type of Collaboration:IndividualDue:11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021Submission:vUWS Turnitin PortalFormat:A document that is readable by TurnitinLength:2000 wordsCurriculum Mode:Case Study Write a case study about the same topic featured in the Annotated Bibliography assessment. Citations used thereshould help students fully explore. assert and conclude major points about the student’s chosen subjectStudents are encouraged to rewrite their frst draft of annotation to correct errors such as grammatical mistakes,word choices, awkward flow, tautology, split infnitives, and run-on sentences. This will be marked in accordancewith the grading matrix. It is best if students adhere to all ”High Distinction” column attributes and eliminate all inthe ”Unsatisfactory” column.See the grading matrix for attributes encouraged and rewarded.Students are asked to de-identify (remove your name) in their assessment so that marking bias, real or perceived isminimised or eliminated.Note: Turniitin similarity percentages and highlights will not be available to students when submitting assessments.Resources:The University of Western Sydney Library: e-resources, library staff, and paper publications accessible to studentsvUWS: see recommended readings and other resources available.11Marking Criteria: CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryWriting – 40%Word choice isvaried. No slang.No run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphs flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements.Conclusions areasserted. Anysimilarity to others’or self-work isnon-existent.Executive Summarycontains conclusionof case study.Word choice ismostly varied.Minor use of slangbut set off by ””quotation marks”.Minimal run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphs mostlyflow from general tospecifc to summarystatements. Somegeneral conclusionsare asserted. Anysimilarity to others’or self-work isminimal. ExecutiveSummary containsweak conclusion .Word choice isminimally varied.Consistent use ofslang but set off by”quotation marks”.Consistent run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphsinconsistently flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements.General conclusionsare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work isseveral. ExecutiveSummary containsno conclusion ofcase study.Word choice is notvaried. Somestream of”consciousness” nottied to afoundationalconcept. Consistentuse of slang not setoff by ”quotationmarks”. Consistentrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphsminimally flow fromgeneral to specifcto summarystatements. Acouple of smallconclusions areasserted. Similarityto others’ orself-work isconsistent.Executive Summarycontains noconclusion.Word choice isrepeated and basic.Major use of slangnot set off by”quotation marks”.Many instances ofrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives,Paragraphs are”stream ofconsciousness”. Noconclusions orpoints of concernare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work isconsistent. NoExecutive Summarycontained.Formatting – 20%Followed the spiritand the letter ofthe formattinginstruction. Allexhibits such asgraphs, charts, andtables standalonewith supportinginformation soreader does notlook elsewhere.Formatting devicessuch as bolding,italics, and bulletingare used for clarityand emphasis – theyare not over used.Cover page isincluded andminimalist but.focused on thesubject of thebibliography. Crispor clear visualexpressionFormatting isinconsistent. Someclarity of exhibitssuch as graphs,charts, and tables.Cover page is notminimalist andconfusing. Devicessuch as bullets,italics, and boldingare used more thannecessary. Evenmargins. Goodvisual expression.Cover page is singlecolor and noillustration. Nocrisp or clearexpression of title.Formatting suchbullets, bolding anditalics are notconsistent. Unevenmargins. Somevisual expression.Basic and minimalformatting to meetthe requirements.No cover page.Uneven margins.Plain textthroughout. Novisual or poor visualexpression.Random formattingwith using assortedbright colors andfonts. All exhibitssuch as graphs,charts, and tablesare diffcult to readcontaining minimalinformation soreader must lookelsewhere.Formatting devicessuch as italics,bolding, lines,arrows, andbulleting are overused. No coverpage is included .Diffcult to read.Poor or distractingvisual expression.Research Quality –40%Comprehensivecoverage ofresearchtopic. Answers”who, what, why,where, how, andwhat”. Context andculture factors areclearly defned. Nopre-2000 citationsor other informationincluded.Uninterruptedcontinuity of thethread of citations,thinking, andconclusions.Good coverage ofresearch topic withsome minor areasomitted. Somepre-2000 citationsor other informationincluded. Weakdefnition of contextand cultural factors.Reasonablecoverageof research topicwithsome omissions thatdon’t greatlydetractfrom the validity oftherecommendations.A signifcantportion of citationsand other oldinformation waswritten before 2000.Fair coverage ofdesignated topicbutsignifcantomissionsthat reduce thevalidity of therecommendations.A majority ofpre-2000 citationsor other informationincluded.Research is notrelevant to thequestion studiedand/or has majoromission. Allpre-2000 citationsor other informationincluded. 122.5.3 Presentation Weight:10%Type of Collaboration:IndividualDue:11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021Submission:In-class presentation, online submittal of voice over slides (digital compression fortransmission is critical) or USB submittal of voice over slides presentation.Format:PowerPointLength:15 minsCurriculum Mode:Presentation Write a presentation about the same topic featured in the Case Study assessment.Students are encouraged to fully explore their presentation content and style before presenting. Slower, clearer delivery helps most speakers exhibit confdence. A mastery of the content assists presenters in relaxing and letting theirnatural presentation gifts show themselves to the audience.Make this presentation more of a conversation between yourself and interested third parties.Record in software that will allow the viewer to see your physical presentation, your slides, & hear your voice all inone fle – Zoom seems to be best suited however, use what you think is best to satisfy these conditions.See the grading matrix for attributes encouraged and rewarded.Resources:The University of Western Sydney Library: e-resources, library staff, and paper publications accessible to studentsvUWS: see recommended readings and other resources available.13Marking Criteria: CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryCommunication,Pronunciation, andFluency – 40%Excellent use oflanguage andconfdent deliverysuch as steadilypacing throughwords, pronouncingeach syllable ineach word well andspeaking normal tobe understood at a10-meter distance.Very good use oflanguage andreasonablyconfdentdelivery such assteadily pacingthrough words,pronouncing eachsyllable in eachword well andspeaking normal tobe understood at a10-meter distance.Good use oflanguageand fairly confdentdelivery such assteadily pacingthrough words,pronouncing eachsyllable in eachword well andspeaking normal tobe understood at a10-meter distance.Reasonable use oflanguage, but someissues with deliverysuch as racingthrough words, notpronouncing eachsyllable in eachword or notspeaking softerthan normal thanrequired at a10-meter distance.Poor use oflanguage,and/or poordelivery such asracing throughwords, notpronouncing eachsyllable in eachword or notspeaking softerthan normal thanrequired at a10-meter distance.Research Quality –40%Comprehensivecoverage ofresearchtopic answering the”who, what, why,where. when. andhow”.Uninterruptedcontinuity of thethread of citations,thinking, andconclusions. Nopre-2000 citationsor otherinformation. One ormore contrariness inviews is offered.Good coverage ofresearch topic withsome minor areasomitted. Goodcontinuity of thethread of citations,thinking, andconclusions.Minimal pre-2000citations or otherinformation.Reasonablecoverageof research topicwithsome omissions thatdon’t greatlydetractfrom the validity ofthe argument –some continuity ofthe thread ofcitations, thinking,and conclusions.Few pre-2000citations or otherinformation.Fair coverage ofdesign topic butsignifcantomissionsthat affect thevalidity of theargument. Anon-continuousthread of citations,thinking. andconclusions. Amajority ofpre-2000 citationsResearch is notrelevant to thequestion studiedand/or has majoromissions. Anon-continuousthread of citations.thinking andconclusions. Allpre-2000 citationsor otherinformation.Presentation – 20%Clear andminimalist slidesusing few wordsand one graphic perslide, if it is needed.White ispredominate colourwith fonts readable.Student isphysicallyexpressive.Some unclarity ofcharts and graphs.Some reading wordsof from slides ispart of thepresentation.Student ismoderatelyphysicallyexpressive.On one or moreslides: 6 or lineswith 6 words perline or graphics arenot readily readableor colours are morethan 3On three or moreslides: 6 or lineswith 6 words perline or graphics arenot readily readableor colours are morethan 4On all slides: 6 orlines with 6 wordsper line or graphicsare not readilyreadable or coloursare many. Studentreads all wordsfrom slides. He orshe is not physicallyexpressive. 142.5.4 Report Weight:30%Type of Collaboration:GroupDue:11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021Submission:vUWS via Turnitin PortalFormat:A document that is readable by Turnitin.Length:1000 words per studentCurriculum Mode:Report Report minimum is 3,000 words.Combine into groups of three students and write a report showing a commonality between all innovations of the threestudents. Some thought has to be given to drawing this thread(s). The objective is to project into the future theinformation and knowledge the students possess from their previous classwork.For students who fnd themselves with one other team member or none, please write a minimum of 3,000 words.Any group that insists upon possessing 4 or more members – requirements are that 4 person groups produce 4,000words minimum; 5 person groups produce 5,000 words minimum. No groups over 5 permitted.See the grading matrix for attributes encouraged and rewarded.Students are asked to de-identify (remove your names) their papers so that marking bias, real or perceived is minimisedor eliminated.Note: Turniitin similarity percentages and highlights will not be available to students when submitting assessments.Exemplar:Resources:The University of Western Sydney Library: e-resources, library staff, and paper publications accessible to studentsvUWS: see recommended readings and other resources available.Previous Case Study, Annotated Bibliography, and Presentation by each student.15Marking Criteria: CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryWriting – 40%Word choice isvaried. No slang.No run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives, norsubject verbdisagreement.Paragraphs flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements.Conclusions areasserted. Anysimilarity to others’or self-work isnon-existent.Executive Summarycontains aconclusion.Word choice ismostly varied.Minor use of slangbut set off by ””quotation marks”.Minimal issues suchas run-onsentences,tautology, splitinfnitives or subjectverb disagreement.Paragraphs mostlyflow from general tospecifc to summarystatements. Somegeneral conclusionsare asserted. Anysimilarity to others’or self-work isminimal. ExecutiveSummary containsa conclusion.Word choice isminimally varied.Consistent use ofslang but set off by”quotation marks”.Some issues such asrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives or subjectverb disagreement,Paragraphsinconsistently flowfrom general tospecifc to summarystatements.General conclusionsare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work isseveral. ExecutiveSummary containsweak conclusion.Word choice is notvaried. Somestream of”consciousness” nottied to afoundationalconcept. Consistentuse of slang not setoff by ”quotationmarks”. Consistentissues such asrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives or subjectverb disagreement.Paragraphsminimally flow fromgeneral to specifcto summarystatements. Acouple of smallconclusions areasserted. Similarityto others’ orself-work isconsistent.Executive Summarycontains noconclusion.Word choice isrepeated and basic.Major use of slangnot set off by”quotation marks”.Many issues such asrun-on sentences,tautology, splitinfnitives or subjectverb disagreement.Paragraphs are”stream ofconsciousness”. Noconclusions orpoints of concernare asserted.Similarity to others’or self-work isconsistent. NoExecutiveSummary.Formatting – 20%Followed the spiritand the letter ofthe formattinginstruction. Allexhibits such asgraphs, charts, andtables standalonewith supportinginformation soreader does notlook elsewhere.Formatting devicessuch as bolding andbulleting are usedfor clarity andemphasis – they arenot over used.Cover page isincluded andminimalist but.focused on thesubject. Crisp orclear visualexpression.Consistent evenmargins andindenting ofparagraphsFormatting isinconsistent. Someclarity of exhibitssuch as graphs,charts, and tables.Cover page is notminimalist andconfusing. Devicessuch as bullets,italics, and boldingare used more thannecessary.Consistent marginsand indenting ofparagraphs.. Goodvisual expression.Cover page is singlecolor and anunclear illustration.Not crisp or clearexpression of title.Formatting suchbullets, bolding anditalics are notconsistent. Unevenmargins andinconsistentindenting ofparagraphs. Somevisual expression.Cover page is singlecolor and noillustration. Notcrisp or clearexpression of title.Formatting suchbullets, bolding anditalics are notconsistent. Unevenmargins andinconsistentindenting ofparagraphs. Somevisual expression.Cover page is manydistracting colors.Not crisp or clearexpression of title.Formatting suchbullets, bolding anditalics are notconsistent.Inconsistentmargins andindenting ofparagraphs. Novisual expression. 16 CriteriaHigh DistinctionDistinctionCreditPassUnsatisfactoryResearch Quality –40%Comprehensivecoverage ofresearchtopic. Answers”who, what, why,where, how, andwhat”. Context andculture factors areclearly defned. Nopre-2000 citationsor other oldinformationincluded.Uninterruptedcontinuity of thethread of citations,thinking, andconclusions.Good coverage ofresearch topic withsome minor areasomitted. Somepre-2000 citationsor other oldinformationincluded. Weakdefnition of contextand cultural factors.Reasonablecoverageof research topicwithsome omissions thatdon’t greatlydetractfrom the validity oftherecommendations.A signifcantportion of citationsand otherinformation usedwas written before2000.Fair coverage ofdesignated topicbutsignifcantomissionsthat reduce thevalidity of therecommendations.A majority ofpre-2000 citationsor informationincluded. Weakaddressing ofcontext or culturalfactors.Research is notrelevant to thequestion studiedand/or has majoromission. Allpre-2000 citationsor other oldinformationincluded. Noaddressing ofcontext or culturalfactors. 172.6 General Submission RequirementsSubmission– All assignments must be submitted by the specifed due date and time.– Complete your assignment and follow the individual assessment item instructions on how to submit. You mustkeep a copy of all assignments submitted for marking.Turnitin– The Turnitin plagiarism prevention system may be used within this Unit. Turnitin is accessed via logging intovUWS for the Unit. If Turnitin is being used with this Unit, this means that your assignments have to besubmitted through the Turnitin system. Turnitin from iParadigms is a web-based text-matching software thatidentifes and reports on similarities between documents. It is also widely utilised as a tool to improve academicwriting skills. Turnitin compares electronically submitted papers against the following:– Current and archived web: Turnitin currently contains over 24 billion web pages including archived pages– Student papers: including Western Sydney University student submissions since 2007– Scholarly literature: Turnitin has partnered with leading content publishers, including library databases,text-book publishers, digital reference collections and subscription-based publications (e.g. Gale, Proquest, Emerald and Sage)– Turnitin is used by over 30 universities in Australia and is increasingly seen as an industry standard. It isan important tool to assist students with their academic writing by promoting awareness of plagiarism.Bysubmitting your assignment to Turnitin you will be certifying that:– I hold a copy of this assignment if the original is lost or damaged– No part of this assignment has been copied from any other student’s work or from any other source exceptwhere due acknowledgement is made in the assignment– No part of the assignment has been written for me by any other person/s– I have complied with the specifed word length for this assignment– I am aware that this work may be reproduced and submitted to plagiarism detection software programs forthe purpose of detecting possible plagiarism (which may retain a copy on its database for future plagiarismchecking).Self-Plagiarising– You are to ensure that no part of any submitted assignment for this Unit or product has been submitted byyourself in another (previous or current) assessment from any Unit, except where appropriately referenced, andwith prior permission from the Lecturer/Tutor/Unit Coordinator of this Unit.Late Submission– If you submit a late assessment, without receiving approval for an extension of time, (see next item), you willbe penalised by 10% per day for up to 10 days. In other words, marks equal to 10% of the assignment’s weightwill be deducted from the mark awarded.– For example, if the highest mark possible is 50, 5 marks will be deducted from your awarded mark for each lateday.– Saturday and Sunday are counted as one calendar day each.– Assessments will not be accepted after the marked assessment task has been returned to students.– This is consistent with Western Sydney University’s Assessment Policy18Extension of Due Date for SubmissionExtensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances. To apply for an extension of time, locate an applicationform via the Western Sydney University homepage or copy the following link:https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/formsApplication forms must be submitted to the Unit Coordinator/Convenor. Requests for extension should be made asearly as possible and submitted within policy deadlines. Appropriate, supporting documentation must be submittedwith the application. An application for an extension does not automatically mean that an extension will be granted.Assessments will not be accepted after the marked assessment task has been returned to students.ResubmissionResubmission of assessment items will not normally be granted if requested.Application for Special ConsiderationIt is strongly recommended that you attend all scheduled learning activities to support your learning. If you havesuffered misadventure, illness, or you have experienced exceptional circumstances that have prevented your attendanceat class or your completion and submission of assessment tasks, you may need to apply for Special Consideration via theWestern Sydney University website. http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/special_consideration2 or the Student Centre/Sydney City Campus Reception. Special Considerationis not automatically granted. It is your responsibility to ensure that any missed content has been covered. Yourlecturer will give you more information on how this must be done.193 Teaching and Learning Activities WeeksLectureTutorialAssessments DueWeek 101-03-2021Introduction including course content, assessments,learning and teaching approach, and expectations.Students will be oriented to class content, teachingapproach and learning expectations.Week 208-03-2021Digitalisation of construction including adaptions ofBIM and Blockchain.Students will discuss potential applications of BIMand BlockchainWeek 315-03-2021Risk of transformation including the new builtenvironment for governments, developers, PPP,designers, builders, contractors, subcontractors andsuppliers.Students will review risk assessment form and gradeincluding severity, probability, and longitudinally.Week 422-03-2021Barriers to innovating the construction industry.What governments, developers, PPP, designers,builders, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliersshould know.Familiarization with barriers to innovating theconstruction industry. Students will discusssolutions to these barriers.– Annotated BibliographyWeek 529-03-2021Enabling innovation in the construction industry.What governments, developers, PPP, designers,builders, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliersshould know.Understanding and applying enablers to innovationin the construction industry.Week 605-04-2021Measuring the industry. What metrics helpstakeholders know the progress of the projects inwhich they are involved.Students will calculate metrics for constructionprojects and assess the meaning of the result.Week 712-04-2021Local, State, Federal and International BuildingStandards: Trends and TradeoffsClass will review major sections of a building andunderstand how different Building Codes govern.Week 819-04-2021Bridge Bidding and Building Exercise: an interactiveexercise in pricing, planning, constructing,measuring, and iterative improvement.Students will learn simple techniques of productivitywork sampling. bidding, pricing. planning andlessons learnt.– Case StudyWeek 926-04-2021No class meeting – Fall BreakNo class meeting – Fall BreakWeek 1003-05-2021What happens to Built Assets (Shelter,Infrastructure, and Processing Facilities) after theyare constructed?We will apply issues of ageing Built Assets includingWSU Buildings and how to better manage theirlifecycle.Week 1110-05-2021Sustainability: challenges and opportunities in thebuilt environmentDiscussion of Sustainability and understanding howits improvement will help society and the world 20 WeeksLectureTutorialAssessments DueWeek 1217-05-2021Case Study: Timber/PreFabrication andSustainabilityThe class will consider all benefts, problems, andunseen opportunities for using Timber andPre-Fabrication in shelter construction.– PresentationWeek 1324-05-2021Theorizing how to move the industry forward: BlueSky Presentation and Discussion.Of many scenarios offered, the student will selectone or combine two into a hybrid or create a novelchoice and discuss/reflect on their reasons.Week 1431-05-2021Summary of all salient content including digitisation,globalization, sustainability, and innovationStudents will articulate their belief in the best wayforward for the construction industry.– ReportWeek 1507-06-2021Week 1614-06-2021Week 1721-06-2021 The above timetable should be used as a guide only, as it is subject to change. Students will be advised of any changes as they become known on the Unit’s vUWS site.214 Learning Resources4.1 Recommended ReadingsPrescribed TextbookStudents are not required to purchase any book and are encouraged to refer to the library resources.Additional ReadingAttia, Shady. Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) – Concepts, Frameworks and Roadmap for Project Analysis andImplementation. 2018. Web.Bali, Maad, Half, Dietmar A., Author, Polle, Dieter, Author, and Spitz, Jürgen, Author. Smart Building Design :Conception, Planning, Realization, and Operation. 2018. Print.Lundesjo, Greger. Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction : Delivering Tomorrow’s Built Environment. First ed. 2015. Web.Modern Construction Management – 7th Edition – Frank Harris, Ronald McCaffer and Francis Edum-Fotwe – 658.924(2013)22

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