This module will develop construction project skills, identify, review and analyse project management best practice guidelines and discuss aspects of planning and controlling projects. Evaluation of industry techniques and tools, using manual and computer methods for planning and control will be undertaken.
Building Information Modelling (or BIM) is fast becoming an integral aspect of the construction industry. This new approach goes beyond the norms of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and opens up the possibility to integrate 3D modelling and digital information into the entire construction process. In this module you will critically investigate and analyse the theory behind BIM and how it is implemented throughout all phases of the design and construction process. We will look at the financial and business benefits that BIM can offer and how new emerging technologies and standards impact on its application for designers, constructors and facilities managers. In addition we will also look at the practical implementation of BIM through the use of industry standard software tools.
On this module you will develop an understanding of the legal and procedural issues relating to dispute avoidance and resolution. You will also develop the practical skills required to advise/represent contracting parties in relations to avoidance or resolution of disputes.
You will study the the nature and origins of disputes, including strategies from the procurement of construction and engineering works; strategies for avoiding them and principles governing the most commonly used avoidance/resolution strategies and methods.
The MSc Dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area directly linked to your subject area and interests. This will ensure that you undertake scholarly work that further develops an aspect of the taught material and thereby contributes to your personal development and training towards professional practice. This module evidences your transformation from undergraduate to master’s level achievement through the process and production of a recognised research output in your subject area.
This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of contract law and law of tort and their application to projects. Contract law considers the requirements for a legally binding agreement, with particular emphasis on the formation of a contract, the contents of a contract, forms of contract and remedies for breach. Law of tort law examines the requirements for liability in negligence and outlines of the other torts relevant to the construction industry. The module includes an introduction to the English legal system and dispute resolution.
This module will enable students to gain valuable industrial experience by undertaking a work placement. A portfolio will be used to gather records of the tasks undertaken and experienced gained
By studying this module you will develop the personal and professional skills required to design and undertake research in your chosen subject area at post graduate level.