Construction Practice and Management

Department of Civil Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 17153

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 & 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module comprises four main subject areas: Health and Safety, Concrete Technology, Construction Management and CAD. Health and Safety discusses the concepts of hazard and risk, with specific reference to construction sites. Construction Management comprises construction planning techniques, and the preparation of construction contract documentation. Computer Aided Drafting introduces the concepts and techniques of Computer Aided Drafting using a well established software package (AUTOCAD). Concrete Technology covers the principles of mix design, important engineering properties, the specification of concrete and compliance testing, basic cement chemistry and the cracking or deterioration of concrete.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes