Construction Site Operations
Unit code: HES6795
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||48 hours|
UG: 250 CP
Graduate Certificate of Engineering (Civil) ,
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is to introduce engineering students to the basic knowledge, skills, & attitude required by contract administrators of construction projects, particularly the activities of documentation & communication.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an ability to assess the quality of contact documentation prior to construction commencement
- demonstrate a knowledge of typical job file systems & contract administration systems & their role in efficient administration
- be able to clearly define & explain contract terminology & the various personnel involved in a construction project
- demonstrate a knowledge of communication theories & as a contract administrator apply them in typical situations on site
- be proficient in the conduct of site meetings, including required documentation
2. Written test on “Occupational Health & Safety (O.H. & S.)” (30-40%).
The assessment will be by written test during the last class of each part.
Generic skills outcomes
- ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
- ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
- in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
- ability to understand problem identification, formulation and solution
- ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
- ability to function effectively as an individual in a project team, have the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development
- understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development
- understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and have a commitment to uphold these responsibilities
- expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and capacity to do so
R.A.I.A Practice Notes & others to be advised.