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The London College Coursework Assignment No: 1 Module Title:                Civil Engineering Construction Management Module Code:             6HX503 Module Leader:          Dr. Victor Oke [email protected]                                       Room 108  Tel : 07459 872 576 Coursework:              Assignment Assignment Title:       Management Portfolio Weighting:                  50% Prepared by:                University of Derby Edited by:                     Victor Oke Issue Date:                  Saturday February 2021 Hand-in Date:             Saturday May  2021 By e-submission @23.59 Introduction The objective of the module is to gain an understanding of the principles of the management of civil engineering works, projects and operations. The ability to manage across a number of disciplines and functions within a civil engineering context is an essential skill for the civil engineer in a management role. A working knowledge of all relevant legislation involving safety, commercial and employment issues will be explored in detail. Practical business management techniques are also covered with the emphasis on understanding and applying the areas of technical compliance and financial control. A key element of the module will be the adoption of established techniques such as quality management, continuous improvement and innovation within the framework of sustainable construction. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the module you should be able to: Identify and create the safety, quality and other essential components involved in the establishment of a civil engineering management system. Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate management structures, techniques and procedures to a range of engineering, construction and operational situations. The Brief A 3000 word report is to be prepared in the style of a working manual which is related to a work-based situation demonstrating the application of an appropriate civil engineering management system for a project or operation. An essential introductory feature is a reflective analysis of the context and need for the system emphasising the benefits and possible shortcomings of quality systemsA portfolio is to be prepared which will have a section for each of the following aspects of civil engineering management: o   Section 1 Health Safety and Environmental Management o   Section 2 Quality Management System* (Technical Compliance) o   Section 3 Financial and Commercial Systems o   Section 4 Human Resources Management ·         A Conclusion that will identify a proposed document control system, indicate the overall benefits of using the manual and include a minimum of 3 suggested improvement areas for the situation * Note that the Quality section will include the essential and important technical, project planning or operational procedures that relate to the context of the report. MARKING SCHEDULE Introduction 30%Main SectionsSafety15%Quality10%Finance & Commercial10%Human Resources10%Conclusion 15%Layout and Structure 10% Submission Requirements An individual portfolio with the name of the student and title clearly indicated. You are required to prepare a typed report not exceeding 3000 words addressing all the requirements in the brief above in a clear and concise manner. Each section will be preceded by 1-2 explanatory pages which will identify the legal or essential systems needed and areas of best practice. 2-3 sample documents relevant to the section are to be included, preferably taken from the real world, eg. in the safety section a “company safety checklist” may be included that promotes compliance to PPE regulations. The submission of a full document may not be necessary; a screen shot of the title page will be sufficient. The report should be well written and presented. The projects used as case studies should be clearly stated. The use of charts, tables and other illustrations to simplify and facilitate understanding of processes are strongly recommended. It is important that you understand the University regulations regarding plagiarism and the sections to be assessed must be wholly your own work. You should submit no more than 20 pages inclusive of Appendices and Examples of Systems. Reading Material Engineering Council Website   www.engc.org.uk HSE website   www.hse.gov.uk Mastering ISO 9001:2015 A step by step guide To The World’s Most Popular Management Standard Kindle Edition by Gregory Peckford (Author) Asbury, S; Ashwell, P (2007), health& safety, Environment and Quality Audits: A risk-based approach; Butterworth Heinemann. Scherkenbach, W (2001) The Deming Route to Quality: a practical guide to quality management; Chalford : management Books. Cooke, B and Williams, P (2009) Construction Planning Programming and Control; Wiley-Blackwell Beardwell, I and Holden L (1997) Human resource Management A Contemporary Perspective; Prentice Hall London Tricker R and Sherring-Lucas, B (2005) ISO 9001: 2000 in Brief : Elsevier London Twort, A and Rees J (1995) Civil Engineering Supervision and Management; Arnold London Egan, G (1988) Change Agent Skills : Managing Innovation & Change : University associates California Lock, D (2003) Project Management (8th edition) : Gower Aldershot Twort & Rees  Civil Engineering Project Management 4th Ed Reiss G ((2007) Project Management Demystified Third Ed ; Taylor and Francis London Dingle, J (1997) Project management, and orientation for decision-makers, London: Arnold. Lock, D (2003) Project Management, 8th Ed. Aldershot: Gower Smith N.J., (2002) Engineering Project Management, 2nd edn, Blackwell, UK. Walker I, Wilkie R, ( 2002)Commercial Management in Construction, Blackwell, UK. Wild R., (2002) Essential of Operations Management Continuum, UK. Performance Criteria FIRST CLASS (70-100%)      You should have clearly demonstrated in-depth understanding of the activities involved in civil engineering construction management systems and critically reflected upon them. There is evidence of comprehension of the duties and responsibilities of the manager at various stages of the construction or operational process. There is also a reasoned judgement and critical evaluation in mapping the most appropriate management techniques and tools that will deliver continuous improvement at all stages and functions. The report will have addressed all the requirements in the brief. It is clear, concise and presented in a well-structured layout to facilitate understanding by the intended readers. There will be evidence of substantial independent research incorporated within the report through appropriate citations and a list of references. Excellent examples of good practices are cited for each management function. UPPER SECOND CLASS (60-69%)      You will have demonstrated a clear understanding of the requirements of the brief. Hence, you will present a competent piece of work with evidence of having carried out some independent research and critical evaluation, but to a lesser degree as the case for a FIRST CLASS. However, your report should be clear, concise and presented in a well-structured layout to facilitate understanding by the intended readers. There will be evidence of relevant independent research incorporated within the report through appropriate citations and a list of references. Very good examples of good practices are cited for each management function. LOWER SECOND CLASS (50-59%)       You will have exhibited understanding of all the issues in the brief and addressed them reasonably well. The presentation and layout of the report will be of a competent standard and comparable to an UPPER SECOND but fewer examples of good practices are cited in the report due to limited independent research. You will have attempted every section. THIRD CLASS (40-49%)      You will have exhibited a reasonable understanding of all the issues in the brief. The presentation and layout of the report will match the minimum standard indicated in the Guide to report writing. But due to limited independent research few examples of good practices are cited in the report and some activities of the project manager and the management techniques and tools required are not discussed. There could be some shortfalls but not in the basic areas needed in the Safety section. For a Marginal Fail (35-39%)  You will have exhibited some understanding of all the issues in the brief. The presentation and layout of the report will marginally meet the standard expected as indicated in the Guide to report writing. There is evidence of some independent research, few examples of good practices are cited in the report and some activities of the project manager and the management techniques and tools required are not discussed. There could be many shortfalls but not in the basic areas needed in the Safety section. For a Fail (1-34%), you will have exhibited little or no understanding of most of the issues in the brief. It is badly structured, difficult to read and understand. There is no evidence of an independent research, no examples of good practices are cited in the report and you will have not include the basic safety requirements.

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