Subject details

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

  1. reflect upon building and infrastructure project development processes with consideration given to international and cultural perspectives
  2. compare project appraisal methods and evaluate project financial feasibility
  3. reflect upon the impact of urban planning on the building industry.
  • Topics

    • Building Development Process
    • Infrastructure Development Process
    • Planning and Development Control
    • Planning, Culture, Community and Construction
    • Project Selection and Feasibility Studies
    • Project Appraisal Numeric (Non-Financial ) Methods
    • Project Appraisal Numeric (Financial ) Methods - Life Cycle Costing
    • Project Appraisals, Payback and ARR
    • Discounted Cash Flow
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Project Financing and Marketing
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements


Note: Level 4 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 3 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

An introduction to building and infrastructure project development processes as well as urban planning processes. This will include project finance and appraisal methods, financial feasibility analysis of project development, life cycle costing principles and practice.

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  • Case study report (25%)
  • Case study report (25%)
  • 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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