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Modules Overview 2019/20


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB7030 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

Training in research methods provides researchers with an understanding of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' that are associated with employing particular approaches to the collection and analysis of data. Awareness of research methodologies and methods will enable researchers to practice appropriate techniques and to implement methods accurately. The primary aim of the module is to inform and sensitise you to the choices that are available when planning to undertake a research project. This includes making you aware of a selected range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be employed to collect and analyse primary and secondary data arising from studies using these methodological paradigms. Such awareness will enable you to make appropriate choices when executing your own research investigation. Of equal importance, the module will also introduce you to a range of academic skills that will support you during your programme of study in addition to the execution of your research project.

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KB7034 -

Building Information Modelling Management, Theory and Practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the management, theory and practice of Building Information Modelling (BIM), its scope and role within the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry and its application on construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the development of BIM, the impediments of its application in practice, and the advantages to be gained from its use. Topics include:

• Context and challenges of information management within the AEC industry business model.
• The origins of BIM in computer aided design.
• Significance of parametric modeling and interoperability.
• Barriers to and benefits of BIM adoption across the range of AEC industry sectors and actors.
• Reflection upon lessons learned from industry case studies.

Learning from this module can be reinforced through study of the related module KB7038 Integrated Building Information Modelling Project.

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KB7035 -

Procurement & Supply Chain Management (Core,20 Credits)

This module will enable you to explore the concept of procurement and supply chain management in the context of construction projects by considering the tools and frameworks available for effective partnerships to develop synergies across the supply chain to influence project value. You will identify and analyse key contractual issues and assess the impact of and need for contracts across the construction project supply chain. The topic areas you will study include :

• The economic and social background to inter-organizational relations.
• Stakeholder Management including ethics, quality management, organisational Culture, working relationships and collaborative working.
• The function of contracts in the context of managing construction projects across the whole supply chain.
• Contractual and commercial relationships between the all parties within the supply chain including risk; time, quality and cost management.
• Contractual issues including: performance; extensions of time, damages; negligence, termination, breach of contract and defects liability.
• Change Management including, variations; sub-contractors, suppliers.
• Procurement options and forms of tendering

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