Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. describe and compare the processes, benefits and risks of various project delivery systems giving consideration to international and cultural perspectives
  2. reflect upon and evaluate the available project delivery systems in terms of project outcomes
  3. evaluate project conditions in order to suggest suitable delivery systems.
  • Topics
    • Contract Strategies: The Traditional Approach
    • Contract Strategies: Design and Build
    • Contract Strategies: The Divided Contract Approach
    • Contract Documents and Payment Methods 1
    • Contract Documents and Payment Methods 2
    • Authority and Responsibility in Project Organisations
    • Partnering, Alliancing and Trust
    • Project Financing and PPP
    • BIM and Integrated Project Delivery
    • Innovation and Culture
    • Stakeholders and Supply Chain Learning
    • Quest of Talent: Human Capital Issues
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will study various project delivery systems used in buildings and infrastructure, the methods of contract price determination, the contractual relationships, financial methods, roles and associated benefits and risks to contract parties. Students are also given the opportunity to apply their knowledge in authentic industry scenarios.

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  • Assignment 1 - Case Study — Report (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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