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Project Management? Training Video (2:42),
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of building projects and typical contracts;
roles of different building professionals;
project planning, scheduling and control;
contract documentation and contractual
arrangement; estimating and tendering; site
organisation and supervision; measurement and
valuation of works; claim management and
settlement; alternative dispute resolution; time
value of money; interest and interest formulas;
equivalent analysis; bases for comparison of
alternatives; present worth analysis; annual
equivalent worth analysis; rate of return
analysis; project cash flow analysis; decision
making among alternatives; applications to
(70%); in-couse assessment (30%)
understand the project management skills in building
industry and other engineering projects.
acquire the important knowledge and experience on
contract management in real life projects.
appreciate the techniques of project planning and
understand the skills needed for engineering
economics and company finance.
appreciate the significance of the economic aspect
of engineering in their decision making.
the fundamental concepts of economic analysis
necessary to bridge the gap between the physical and
economic aspects of engineering applications.
describe the basic concepts and skills for
construction project management.
explain the key issues for building contract
procedures, management and administration.
- To apply
the techniques of project planning and control on
- To apply
knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
appropriate to the engineering economics.
identify, formulate and solve engineering economic
- To use
the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
necessary for engineering practice appropriate to
the engineering economics.
will integrate the subject matters through an
interactive approach. The teaching/learning will be
supported by audio/visual aids, Web-based resources
and group discussions. The students have the
opportunity to perform role play exercises or to
undertake mini-projects to better understand the
application of knowledge acquired. Satisfactory
attendance rate and active class participation are
expected and required.
emphasizes the application of project management and
contract administration skills and will equip the
students for their career development in the industry.
The students have the opportunity to understand
project management and contracting in building and
related industries, and to appreciate the application
of such techniques in project through case studies.
This course also treats the economical dimension of
engineering practice. The financial management of
technical projects involving real-life engineering
applications is emphasized.
and Assigned Readings
list of lecture/topics is contained in the Course Schedule. The
lectures provide the conceptual framework for the
course and will also be supplemented with assigned
readings if necessary. Students are recommended to
complete all the assigned readings on their own time
so that questions which may arise can be discussed
more fully. Students are expected to have a working
understanding of the lecture and reading materials.
role-playing exercise and assignment/quiz account for
30% while the final written examination accounts for
70% of the course marks.
information of the course can be found on the course
website. Students are encouraged to visit and make use
of the website to support their learning. They may
review the lecture materials online and study the
linked references when reviewing the topics.
and Integration with Other Courses
The course requires the students to have a general
understanding of engineering subjects, particularly
relating to construction and building industry. The
course also requires the students to integrate a
number of different topics in project management and
engineering economics. The Level 1 courses
Professional and Technical Written Communication for
Engineers, Professional and Technical Oral
Communication for Engineers, and Practical Chinese
Language Course for Engineering Students are useful to
There is no
required textbooks for this course. Additional
references and materials on the course topics will be
provided over the course. The following are some
suggested reading materials.
C. T.-W. and Sin, H.-C., 2009. Construction
Project Management: From Theory to Practice,
Prentice Hall, Singapore. [HK
M. J., 1995. Building Contract Procedures in
Hong Kong, Chapters 11 and 12, Longman, Hong
A. A., 1997. Construction Project Administration
in Practice, Longman, Harlow, Essex. [624.068
- Lai, A.
K.-T., 1987. The Standard Form of Building
Contract for Hong Kong, Professionalmanship
Publ. Co., Hong Kong. [692.8095125
- Park, C.
S., 2011. Contemporary
5th ed., Pearson Education,
C. and Wil, L. J., 1998. Project Management
Handbook for Building Services, Building
Services Research and Information Association,
Bracknell, Berkshire. [LB
J. L., Bedworth, D. D. and Randhawa, S. U., 1996. Engineering
Economics, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. [658.1596
- Tang, S.
L., et al., 2003. Modern Construction Project
Management, 2nd ed., Hong Kong University
Press, Hong Kong. [624.068