Construction Operations I

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Construction Operations I

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module provides details of the stages and operations involved in a construction project from a number of different perspectives: local authority, civil engineering consultant, civil engineering contractor and architect. 

    Learning Outcomes
    Describe the project participants in a civil engineering project and explain their respective roles
    List the contract documents required in tendering for a civil engineering project
    Describe the estimation of project costs, interim valuation and certification, bill of quantities and the determination of a project
    Identify and describe measures needed to ensure health and safety on site
    Appreciate the main provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2013
    Apply high ethical standards in dealing with planning and construction issues, and understand the importance of sustainable practice
    Recognise the importance of effective communication with the public in planning and development issues
    Understand the interaction between architects, civil engineers and other professionals
    List the information to be included on civil engineering drawings
    List the work elements involved in preparing a consulting engineer’s or architect’s brief
    Prepare a procurement plan
    Prepare a programme/schedule for a project
    Understand the legal environment and constraints on decision making

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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