As applicable for the project proposed, reviewers will evaluate the following additional items while determining scientific and technical merit, and in providing an overall impact score, but will not give separate scores for these items.
Will the scientific environment in which the work will be done contribute to the probability of success? Are the institutional support, equipment and other physical resources available to the candidate adequate for the project proposed? Will the project benefit from unique features of the scientific environment, subject populations, or collaborative arrangements?
Three mistakes should be avoided in specifying predecessor relationships forconstruction plans. First, a circle of activity precedences will result in an impossibleplan. For example, if activity A precedes activity B, activity B precedes activity C, andactivity C precedes activity A, then the project can never be started or completed! Figure9-4 illustrates the resulting activity network. Fortunately, formal scheduling methods andgood computer scheduling programs will find any such errors in the logic of theconstruction plan.
The course is designed primarily as a vocational course; it also provides people with the experience to embark on an academic career in construction project management. The majority of our students do tend to be vocationally motivated.
Forgetting a necessary precedence relationship can be more insidious. For example,suppose that installation of dry wall should be done prior to floor finishing. Ignoringthis precedence relationship may result in both activities being scheduled at the sametime. Corrections on the spot may result in increased costs or problems of quality in thecompleted project. Unfortunately, there are few ways in which precedence omissions can befound other than with checks by knowledgeable managers or by comparison to comparableprojects. One other possible but little used mechanism for checking precedences is toconduct a physical or computer based simulation of the construction process and observeany problems.
A discussion of human subjects protection must be included if the proposed research involves any contact with or data on humans (e.g., patients, providers, administrators), including data obtained from secondary publicly or privately available data sources. This section does not count toward the application page limitations. If human subjects are involved, the applicant must check ‘yes’ in the appropriate box described in the ‘Other Project Information Section’ of the SF424 R&R application form.
We have an established reputation for academic excellence and this is reflected in the high calibre of teaching staff within the School. Our highly qualified academic team includes a selection of professors, lecturers, research staff and industry experts; ensuring the course provides a coherent professional, academic and intellectual experience for students.Meet your course team:
- Course Leader and Senior Lecturer
- Lecturer in Construction Management
- Lecturer in Quantity Surveying
- Senior Lecturer in Construction Technology
Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge and understanding through a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. These contiguous teaching methods are supported through directed study of text books, research papers/journal articles, case study materials, workshops, and assignments or project work. Subject specific skills are developed through opportunities to practise such activities in an appropriate learning context (e.g. seminars, tutorials and workshops). Web-based materials and practical manuals are used where appropriate to support structured learning. Other skills are developed through naturally arising opportunities in the curriculum. Knowledge and understanding is assessed through written assignments, the research dissertation and oral presentations. The assessments are all designed for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and meet the various module learning outcomes. Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development. Feedback is provided on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement and providing periodic evaluations of progress.
The development of leadership and team building skills is a cornerstone of the course, and you’ll attend a bespoke week-long residential workshop hosted by an internationally renowned management development company situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park. This course helps to hone and develop construction project management skills in a manner that enhances a graduate’s ability and confidence. By attaining this higher level of qualification, our graduates are able to forge a more diverse and fulfilling career path. Since the course’s inception, our part-time students have witnessed an immediate positive impact within the workplace, whilst our full-time students have found that the MSc qualification has opened many new doorways of opportunity. The course is designed primarily as a vocational course; it also provides people with the experience to embark on an academic career in construction project management. The majority of our students do tend to be vocationally motivated. Postgraduate students at UCLan have the option to develop their knowledge in a subject they enjoy or gain further research based skills to enhance their career, by undertaking a PhD in their chosen field.
More formally, an is any subdivision of project tasks. The set ofactivities defined for a project should be or completely so that all necessary work tasks are included in one or more activities. Typically, eachdesign element in the planned facility will have one or more associated projectactivities. Execution of an activity requires time and resources, including manpower andequipment, as described in the next section. The time required to perform an activity iscalled the of the activity. The beginning and the end of activities aresignposts or indicating the progress of the project. Occasionally, itis useful to define activities which have no duration to mark important events. Forexample, receipt of equipment on the construction site may be defined as an activity sinceother activities would depend upon the equipment availability and the project managermight appreciate formal notice of the arrival. Similarly, receipt of regulatory approvalswould also be specially marked in the project plan.
This course helps to hone and develop construction project management skills in a manner that enhances a graduate’s ability and confidence. By attaining this higher level of qualification, our graduates are able to forge a more diverse and fulfilling career path. Since the course’s inception, our part-time students have witnessed an immediate positive impact within the workplace, whilst our full-time students have found that the MSc qualification has opened many new doorways of opportunity.