Markets Economists study trade, production and consumption decisions, such as those that occur in a traditional marketplace. Electronic trading brings together buyers and sellers through an electronic trading platform and network to create virtual market places. Microeconomics examines how entities, forming a market structureinteract within a market to create a market system.
The BIM Centre acts as a hub for innovation, professional training and networking amongst practice experts in the built environmental sector. These facilities are used by students and for short courses.
Modules With a broad construction curriculum, this course will make you fully equipped to take up professional responsibility in a management role within the construction industry.
You can choose to take an optional year in industry in your third year. Methods of assessment for course overall: Year 1 Building services and environmental science This module focuses on building services and the environmental performance, and develops an understanding of how buildings perform in the areas of acoustics, heat and moisture transfer, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning design.
The underlying principles of each topic will be covered, together with more advanced applications, enabling you to demonstrate an understanding of building performance to other professionals within the industry.
Construction technology and materials This unit will introduce you to the study of building materials and how buildings are pieced together i.
Construction technology and structures This module will introduce you to the study of building technology associated with larger, more complex buildings, as well as to the fundamentals of structural analysis.
Legal and economic context The legal content of this module will introduce the sources and basic rules of UK law, including common law and Construction economics for quantity survey law, as it affects construction and property professionals.
It will provide an introduction to construction contract law, and tort and restitution law as they affect professionals. It will explain the differences between common law and equity and criminal law, and their relevance to construction and property professionals. It will establish the legal and ethical framework of Health and Safety regulation.
The economics content of the module will introduce you to micro and macro economics, and will examine the theoretical and empirical framework of economics, including price formation, the theory of the firm, degrees of competition, Government economic objectives, monetary policy, behavioural economics, contract theory, inflation and unemployment.
Construction practice This module aims to provide you with the knowledge of the interrelationships between industry, professional bodies and education, and an understanding of key professional and research requirements. It will provide you with a roadmap for your professional career, and will enable you to prepare for employment in the construction discipline.
Year 2 Measurement 1 and documentation This module provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the requirement to quantify and specify construction work.
You'll establish the underlying principles required for the independent production of tender documents. The module will also provide the basic practical skills in measurement required for private practice, contracting and public service.
Building economics This module is about the economics of the construction and property sectors. It focuses on providing a description of the construction sector and an economic explanation of markets and industries, as well as some of the major features of construction products. Furthermore, it briefly provides an economic analysis of how investment, property and construction link together and to the wider economy.
It also examines the role of regulation in dealing with negative externalities. Aspects of European construction will be examined, and flexible production in the context of construction organisations will be discussed. Construction contract law This module examines the various types of construction contracts, including families of standard construction contracts, and the common law and legislation and administrative procedures which govern them.
It provides a working knowledge and understanding of construction contract legal problems, and related applicable law, such as non-contractual liabilities.
It examines when a dispute arises in legal terms, and how dispute resolution methods may be employed to resolve problems and disputes. Year 3 Year 4 Research paper This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake an independent piece of research, investigating in depth a subject in which you have a particular interest and of your own selection.
You'll have to submit a dissertation of between 6, and 10, words. Project management In recent years the specialism of construction project management has been developed by construction professionals working within construction companies, construction consultancies and the public sector.
This specialism is required to achieve effective and efficient management of the whole construction process from inception to completion. This module seeks to support this response by introducing the theory underlying project management and applying this to practical issues and problems in the construction industry.
Management of the firm This module looks at the role of the entrepreneur and how to set up a business, forms of ownership, the management and marketing of a business, in addition to understanding the financial accounts and risk management.
Contract administration This module provides the knowledge necessary for the execution of the contractual duties of the quantity surveyor and commercial manager in contracting and development companies, consultancy practice, public service and private corporations.
It's designed to build on and apply knowledge obtained from a study of construction law. The module is an introduction to the period of professional training necessary to qualify as a professional and covers key areas of practice.Construction Economics Group. Construction Economics Group (CEG) provides Quantity Surveying and specialist post-contract Contracts Administration, Claims Management and Commercial Management Services to the building and construction industry.
Effective Modeling for Good Decision-Making What is a model?
A Model is an external and explicit representation of a part of reality, as it is seen by individuals who wish to use this model to understand, change, manage and control that part of reality.
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For those interested in construction and wanting a professional level job, quantity surveying could be ideal. Quantity surveyors have to make sure that projects meet legal and quality standards, as well as ensuring clients get good value for money.
In the absence of a usable baseline survey, we exploit the discontinuity created by pilot cell boundaries as our identification strategy.
In other words, we rely on cross-sectional data, sampled from a narrow band on both sides of the pilot cell borders to assess program impacts.