218414

Construction Planning and Scheduling

Principles and practice of construction project planning, programming, scheduling and risk analysis.

Course code

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218414

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

400-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Building and Construction

Course planning information

Course notes

To pass the course students must achieve at least 40% in each of the assessments.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Any 2182xx

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Carry out budgeting, cash flow analysis and forecasting for a real life construction project.
  • 2 Perform project planning, scheduling and control on construction projects.
  • 3 Analyse the Critical Path Method for construction projects.
  • 4 Perform project risk analysis using the Performance Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Monte Carlo simulation in support of a more reliable decision-making process.
  • 5 Use Earned Value Management (EVM) as a systematic approach for integration and measurement of cost, schedule and technical (scope) accomplishments on a project including its application to the construction context for integrated project performance monitoring, appraisal and control in relation to the cost, schedule and scope integrated baseline.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 2 3 20%
Written Assignment 1 3 4 40%
Written Assignment 2 5 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Recommended

CONTRACTS AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Author
TURNER, C.W.O.
Edition
1990

A GUIDE TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT

Author
BAYLEY, GEOFF
Edition
2003

CONSTRUCTION PLANNING, PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL.

Author
COOKE, B. AND WILLIAMS, P
Edition
1998
Publisher
London: McMillan.

MANAGING CONTRACTORS’ CASHFLOW: MAKING THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT WORK FOR YOU.

Author
DEGERHOLM, P.
Edition
2003
Publisher
Auckland: Rawlinsons Media Ltd

BUILDING CONTRACTING IN NEW ZEALAND

Author
MERWOOD, B.H
Edition
1980

MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY,

Author
WILKINSON, S. AND SCOFIELD, R.
Edition
2010, 2ND EDITION
Publisher
Auckland: Pearson

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