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Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsHello and Welcome to the short course my name is Danny McGough and I will be guiding you throughout this module. During this module we will cover the principles of pre-contract management practices for the procurement and tendering of construction projects. We will explore pre-tender documentation, Such as the bill of quantities, along with the project factors that influence this decision. We will also discuss the role and responsibilities of construction project and cost managers, along with the practices that are currently used during the pre-contract stages of a construction project. Throughout this module we're also bringing you a number of short animations that serve as an evolving case study, detailing the processes of pre-contract management.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsThe videos will play an important role in the module featuring a number of tasks for you to complete, along with a price-costing assessment later on. Remember to answer the questions and discuss your thoughts and opinions with the other learners in the comments. I look forward to working with you during this module, and hope that you find it informative, engaging and useful.

Welcome to the course

In this course we will concentrate on construction procurement and construction tendering.

We look forward to exploring these topics with you over the next two weeks, as well as providing you with the tools to understand how you might improve your own area of practice.

This week we will:

  • Introduce and explain the RIBA Plan of Work 2013
  • Develop the client’s brief, focusing on project time, cost and quality
  • Appraise established construction procurement strategies
  • Review newer construction procurement strategies

This short course is an introductory two-week course for a program in Pre-contract Management Practice which forms part of the MSc in Construction Project and Cost Management online degree at Coventry University, delivered on FutureLearn.

Your task

What are you most looking forward to seeing in this course?

Meet the team

Your lead educator is Danny McGough, lecturer in construction management at Coventry University.

Picture of Lead Educator Danny McGough

You can ‘follow’ him by selecting the links to his FutureLearn profile page and selecting ‘follow’. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments he makes.

Danny is here to guide you through the program and help you make sense of it. You can ask him questions and reply to his posts.

Checking your progress

Don’t forget you can check your progress page by selecting the icon at the top of the step, where you’ll see what percentage of the course steps you’ve marked as complete.

And finally…

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the task in the comments area and ‘like’ or reply to posts you find useful or interesting.

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Pre-Contract Management for Construction Projects: The Basics

Coventry University