REMH08-Procurement of Building Conservation Projects

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Mr Adrian Smith

Email: a.smith3@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module concerns the development and implementation of an integrated strategic approach to the procurement of construction work and services, specifically in connection with historic buildings and their environment. Major topics covered in the module include: 





  • the relative merits of the main alternative approaches to the procurement of construction works and services to historic buildings and their environment; 







  • factors to be considered in the choice of the most appropriate methodology for any specific scheme; 




  • tender and contract documentation; 




  • project and relationship management strategies. 





Theoretical studies are supported and reinforced by detailed case studies and site visits as appropriate.


Aims:

This module provides students with knowledge of the global construction industry, and the skills to select appropriate procurement methods for heritage conservation projects, including aspects of project control and management, and building specifications. 


Assessable learning outcomes:

This module provides students with knowledge of the global construction industry, and the skills to select appropriate procurement methods for heritage conservation projects, including aspects of project control and management, and building specifications. 


Additional outcomes:



  • Enhance oral and communication skills through discussions and presentations in seminar sessions; 




  • Develop academic report writing skills through the module assignment. 




Outline content:



  • An introduction to the contractual and organisational aspects of the UK construction industry, with particular relevance to the conservation, repair and maintenance of historic buildings. 




  • The procurement and execution of construction and repair works associated with historic buildings 







  • Project management and control 




  • An introduction to building specifications 




  • Construction health and safety 




  • Archaeological considerations associated with works to historic buildings 




Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module is delivered in a block release format that involves a four day face to face teaching block with pre-course preparation plus online post-teaching support. The module is taught in an interactive format through seminars and workshops. An assessed individual project is the consolidating and integrating vehicle for the taught material. Students are encouraged to share information via Blackboard in the extended online support period which follows the face to face element. An online discussion of the case studies between tutors and students supports the assessment in this module. 


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 12
Seminars 6
External visits 12
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 160
    Advance preparation for classes 10
       
Total hours by term 0 0 200
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

A major project, assesses all the learning outcomes of this module. Guide length 5,000 words. 



Submission date: Monday 31st August 2020 


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate. 


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 30 April 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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