School of Environment and Technology

School of Environment and Technology

 
The UK Government has established the need for private sector participation in the funding of infrastructure projects across most sectors of the economy.

Discuss with examples why you think private sector participation in funding public projects seems to be the favoured option of procurement for infrastructure and provision of public sector services for governments in the developed countries.

(25 marks)

 

Question 2

a) Breifly describe what you understand are the differences between marketing orientation and sales orientation in an exchange market system?
(10 marks)

b) Discuss which of the two above approaches is most suitable for property developers and why.
(15 marks)

 
Question 3

Explain the difference between value management and cost management and illustrate how the implementation of a value management system ensures the optimum choice of a scheme from a number of proposals.

(25 marks)

 
Question 4

The briefing process is generally described as an important contributory factor for the success or failure of any construction project.

Discuss the various types of brief that might be produced throughout the stages of project development and showing their linkages.
(25 marks)

 

 

Question 5

Standardisation, pre-assembly and modularisation are complementary but with distinct approaches and have different implications for the various participants in the construction process.

a) Within the context of the statement above, define the following terms:
i. standardisation,
ii. pre-assembly
iii. modularisation.
(15 marks)

b) Briefly discuss the benefits of standardisation, pre-assembly and modularisation in managing the construction process.
(10 marks)

 

 

Question 6

Concurrent engineering and Lean thinking are tools that can be used to improve the effectiveness of construction project management.

Discuss how these tools could be applied to construction to achieve continuous improvement in construction projects.

(25 marks)

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