A timeline that both shows an explanation and analysis regarding the development of the construction industry and professionalism that has evolved from a critical perspective including, employees and contracted work

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Construction Practice and Management

Assignment Title: Introduction to the Construction Industry Management structure and techniques

Assignment Scenario Brief: You are working for a medium sized construction firm, much of the work has in the past, been private residential developments. They now wish to expand the business into none-domestic, large scale multi storey construction including Civil Engineering, Service Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering. To accomplish this expansion, the firm must restructure. This would inevitably change the management structure recognising that relationships will inevitably have to change, through contracts, tendering and other activities.

Evidence required: A report on the different options available to the company (this could be your own employer), in terms of professional development of the industry, company structure, and the benefits and/or challenges that the options present.

Assignment Tasks:

  1. A timeline that both shows an explanation and analysis regarding the development of the construction industry and professionalism that has evolved from a critical perspective including, employees and contracted work. This should include a critical evaluation on how construction companies have developed their structure and business ethos.
  2. Compare the main factors that differentiate construction companies in the market, contracts and tendering for example sub-contractor and design and build main contractual work that they tender for, to include a critical evaluation on how construction companies have developed their structure and business ethos.
  3. A description of the different types of company structures/types, and the key features of the different types.

large-scale construction projects, including contract types that are based on these relationships.

 

An explanation of the different types of relationship that may exist between companies working on medium and 5.  A discussion of the tender process and how companies relate to each other in this process.

SubmissionFormat:

A Briefing Statement: A brief justification of your decision for producing specific information, comparing the choices you have made with other potential information types.

Word Count: The recommended word count for this assignment is approximately (1500-3000) words +/- 10%.

Learning Outcome and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcome

Pass

Merit

Distinction

 

 

P1 Explain how the construction industry has developed and encompassed professionalism within its structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO1 Describe the construction industry with reference to company structures and other activities

 

M1 analyse how the construction industry has developed overall in terms of company structures, it’s employees and contract work.

D1 Critically evaluate how construction companies have developed their structure and business ethos

P2 Demonstrate the scope and linkage between all parties within a construction organisation

 

P3 Identify the type of contractual work tendered by contractors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P4 Identify the different types of construction companies in the market.

 

 

M2 Analyse the catalyst which connects construction companies, including contracts and tendering.

 

 

D2 Compare the main factors which differentiate between construction companies, contracts and tendering

 

 

LO2 Explain different types of construction companies within the market and their relationship within the tendering process

 

 

 

 

 

P5 Explain the relationship between different construction organisations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidance for the assignment

Task 1

(In the completion of Task 1 please include you notes to cover assessment criteria P1, P3 and P4 see below.

P1 Explain how the construction industry has developed and encompassed professionalism within its structures

Notes for P1

Discuss and explain in brief:

  • Middle ages
  • Craft Guilds Founded
  • Great fire of London 1666
  • New fire regulations 1667
  • New contracting 1800
  • Railways 1830
  • Volume housing 1850
  • Volume concrete 1860
  • Working class act 1890

Modern Age BIM/ Modular

Please also discuss the

  • Building regs
  • Public Health Act
  • Ronan Point….Also discuss Grenfell!!

(For the sake of Task 1) ….and what you need to discuss please briefly discuss the Construction Professionals

involved i.e the Design Team

  • Architect
  • Structural Engineer
  • Building Service Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Etc ……etc

P3 Identify the type of contractual work tendered by contractors

  • Public Sector Housing
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Non-Housing
  • Repair and Maintenance

P4 Identify the different types of construction companies in the market.

  • Sole Traders
  • Partnerships
  • Limited / Unlimited Companies
  • Holding Companies
  • Conglomerates

(For the sake of Task 1)….discuss type of work each are tendering for

  • Sole Traders are likely to Tender for Private Sector work such as domestic heating systems and fitting kitchens
  • Partnerships are likely to Tender for Private Sector works such as extension or new build work
  • Limited / Unlimited Companies are likely to Tender for Private Sector works / Public Sector works or Non-Housing such as small extensions, new builds, Small Commercial / Industrial builds, Medium to large Commercial / Industrial builds
  • Holding Companies are likely to Tender for Non-Housingsuch as Small Commercial / Industrial builds, Medium to large Commercial / Industrial builds
  • Conglomerates are likely to Tender for Non-Housing / Infrastructure or Repair and Maintenance such as Medium to large Commercial / Industrial builds, Infrastructure development and repair to Roads, Rail, Bridges Tunnels etc and repair and maintenance of Public sector housing stock

Task 2

(In the completion of Task 2 please discuss with P3 what procurement and tendering routes are used for types of contractual work.

P3 Identify the type of contractual work tendered by contractors

  • Public Sector Housing
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Non-Housing
  • Repair and Maintenance For example:

Public Sector Housing can be both Design and Build procurement and Tender but Is usually Traditional Procurement and Tender because of guaranteed quality

Privat Sector Housing tends to be Design and Build procurement and Tender because of time constraints.

Infrastructure is Traditional Procurement and Tender because of guaranteed quality

Non-Housing can be Design and Build procurement and Tender or Traditional Procurement and Tender dependant on Client requirements

Repair and Maintenance is Traditional Procurement and Tender because of guaranteed quality

Task 3

(In the completion of Task 3 please use and link the notes you have for P2 and P4 to explain what type of organisational structure fits with the company.

P2 Demonstrate the scope and linkage between all parties within a construction organisatio

…i.e. discuss and explain company structure. (tall / flat) etc see also M1 Company structure

  • The structures of small medium and large companies
  • Discuss and explain organisation structures such as

- Functional

- Matrix

- Horizontal

- Chain of Command

- Direct Line

- Span of Control

- Network

P4 Identify the different types of construction companies in the market.

  • Sole Traders
  • Partnerships
  • Limited / Unlimited Companies
  • Holding Companies
  • Conglomerates For example:

Sole Traders = If a company structure exists!! Centralised Direct line top down authority

Partnerships = Direct line top down authority

Limited / Unlimited Companies = More frequently Decentralised and Matrix Structures or Horizontal Structures are used within the organisatio

Holding Companies = More frequently Decentralised and Matrix Structures, Horizontal Structures or Network Structures are used within the organisation

Conglomerates = Decentralised and Matrix Structures, Horizontal Structures or Network Structures are used within the organisation

Task 4 = P5

Task 5 = M2

With your discussion about different procurement and tendering routs please discuss when tendering happens i.e. For Traditional procurement and tendering, the tendering happens after the completion of the Technical Stage For Design & Build the tendering happens after the completion of the spatial stage

P2 Demonstrate the scope and linkage between all parties within a construction organisation

  • Discuss and explain company structure (Tall / flat)
  • The structures of small, medium, and large companies
  • Discuss and explain structures such as matrix Network, Horizontal, P3 Identify the type of contractual work tendered by contractors

P4 Identify the different types of construction companies in the market. P5 Explain the relationship between different construction organisation


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