How to Monitor Construction Related Project Activities in the Workplace (05)

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This is a full Unit and in of itself it overlaps and is a great introduction to half a dozen other units.  For instance this Unit touches on planning, setting and maintaining works programmes, constructing and monitoring resource registers and budgets, presenting a professional site so as to give a professional image of the company, building in contingency plans and ensuring that contractor attendances are discussed and agreed before the contractors attend site.

It is often said in the construction industry that if something is not managed, then by default it is being mismanaged and therefore it has to be said that a good site manager manages all of the above professionally.

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However, the problem for management NVQ candidates is that they ‘DO’ all of the aforementioned, but identifying what part of their knowledge is applicable to each question within their NVQ so that duplication of answers and confusion is avoided is often an issue.

To prove my point, please review the following typical questions found in the learning outcomes of this Unit:

  • Outline the type of people that should be notified of work schedules
  • Describe ways and techniques of notifying people affected by the work about work schedules.
  • Explain why adequate notice of works should be given to people affected and explain possible consequences should this not happen.
  • Explain how dates can be confirmed and why notification of work arrangements and schedules should be in writing.
  • Explain how and why programmes and methods should be agreed with the people who will be doing the work.
  • Describe methods and techniques of communicating programmes and methods to the people who will be doing the work.
  • Explain ways that information required for projects can be identified, obtained and recorded before work starts.
  • Describe the types of information that should be obtained before work starts on typical projects.
  • Explain how attendance can be organised by contract or agreement for sub-contractors and attending workforce, in accordance with project requirements and contractual agreements.
  • List factors that affect typical project requirements
  • Explain why attendance needs to be organised for contract or agreement for sub-contractors in accordance with project requirements and contractual agreements.
  • Explain how to identify and plan the use of resources for projects and why resource requirements should be planned.
  • Explain why there is a need to plan the use of resources.
  • Explain methods and procedures that can ensure sufficient resources are obtained.
  • Describe ways of organising and controlling the site and resources so that the following conditions are met:
    – the site is safe
    -the site is tidy
    – a favourable image of the organisation is created
    – a favourable image of the products in use and being produced are created
    – a favourable image of the services being provided is created
  • Explain why there is a need to organise and control the site and resources.
  • Outline how to develop plans to meet special requirements and contingencies.
  • Explain why there is a need to develop plans to meet special requirements and contingencies.

The Solution. In order to better enable the seasoned professional to complete this Unit, Monitoring Construction-Related Project Activities in the Workplace, Rivasure has produced a comprehensive online Audio Podcast Course.  This Unit is one of many online courses aimed at covering all of the key units contained within the Level 6 Construction Management NVQ Qualification. This series of Audio Podcast Unit Courses lays a solid foundation for each specific subject matter. Each Audio Podcast addresses each knowledge question, unpacking each one in detail and providing relevant and specific guidance.

In this Unit the learning outcomes are as follows;

  1. Give adequate notice to all the people who will be affected about when work will start, how long it will take and when it will finish and confirm all dates in writing.
  2.  Communicate and agree a programme and method with people who will be doing the work that integrates operations.
  3. Identify, record and obtain information requirements before work starts.
  4. Organise attendance for sub-contractors in accordance with project and contractual agreements.
  5. Plan and obtain sufficient resources of the appropriate type which  will meet the project requirements and timescales.
  6. Organise and control the site and resources so that conditions are safe, the site is tidy and creates a favourable image of the organisation, its products, its services and the project.
  7. Develop contingency plans to meet special requirements to minimise disruption to those likely to be affected by the works programme.

A learning outcome sets out what a candidate can expect to learn and do as a result of their learning.  This Audio Podcast mentoring series is excellent resource for NVQ candidates and management learners studying how to monitor construction related project activities in the workplace.


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Our Additional Online Guidance Series has proven to be a boost to candidates to more effectively fast-track them through the qualification. Each course matches a unit in the Edexcel NVQ Level 6 Diploma curriculum in Construction Management and are intended for guidance only.
(The complete series and more, is included free-of-charge to all our NVQ Level 6 Registered candidates)
Series Summary