Construction Project Planning

Course code ARBE3301Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course develops the student's appreciation of the scope and skills required to control and coordinate resources in a construction project context. Students will utilise previously acquired knowledge of construction processes and technologies to develop commercially appropriate inventories of tasks that include appropriate implementation methodologies and consequent resourcing implications. This course examines various planning techniques, developing the student's ability to evaluate their appropriateness for use in a variety of situations. It focuses on critical path identification as the central function of commercially available project planning software, concentrating in the first instance on the student's skill development in manual methods of project planning/critical path identification, finally utilising a computer application to validate their results.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
- Apply the stages and tools utilised in planning and programming construction operations
- Prepare a method statement, including resources
- Manually prepare a program of work, including critical path identification
- Operate a computer project planning package to prepare a schedule for a project
- Use software tools to understand how a BIM paradigm can be applied to project planning.
ContentPlanning programme stages:
- Pre tender
- Master and stage programmes
- Method statements
- Resource schedules
- Material procurement schedules

Project planning tools:
- Gantt charts
- Line of balance diagrams
- Critical path networks
- Precedence diagrams
- PERT charts

Precedence diagrams:
- Output rates
- Activity durations
- Planning logic
- Start and finish times
- Float concepts
- Critical path concepts

Computer aided project programming:
- Data input
- Program outputs including PERT and Gantt charts, resources, activity float and critical path
- BIM tools and their use in project planning
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCandidates for this course should have a working knowledge of construction technology as it applies to the built product, together with a similar level of knowledge regarding constructions processes and techniques.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
ProjectsPlanning a construction project
ProjectsComputerised planning network, including cash flow and resources Critical Path Method
Quiz - On-lineAssess manual planning methods
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Construction Management (Building).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3301