Communication in the Construction Industry (15 credits)
Learn to communicate effectively and gain an overview of legislation in the construction industry. The course covers:
- Roles and responsibilities within the construction industry, with reference to the relevant stages in the construction process
- Documentation used to monitor and manage timing of the design, tender and construction process
- Reports, letters, emails, meeting notes, verbal and written instructions, and standard industry forms
- Organising and an understanding of running a meeting
- Taking minutes
- The regulatory environment as it applies to building construction
- The Building Act
- The Consumer Guarantees Act
- Resource Management Act
- Construction Contracts Act
- Treaty of Waitangi
- Weathertight Homes.
Tendering Administration Processes for Construction Projects (15 credits)
Learn to effectively administrate processes that are essential to the success of a construction project. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of specific Acts and their resultant regulations on design and construction practices and principles in the construction industry. They will also understand what is involved in the pre-contract phase of construction.
Contract Administration for Valuing Building Works (15 credits)
Gain an understanding of construction project administration, including the principles, practice and documentation of post tender administration.
Materials in Construction Projects (15 credits)
Learn about the impacts that the external and internal environment and the Building Code have on the selection and application of building materials and finishes.
Services for Construction Projects (15 credits)
Learn the operating principles and coordination of services that are used and applied in small and medium buildings, taking into account the environment, and the legal and regulatory frameworks. The course covers water supply and discharge, electrical supply and communications, fire protection, ducted services, vertical and horizontal transport systems, and solar systems.
Structures for Residential Construction Projects (15 credits)
Learn about the relationship between the choice of site and structure of a small building, taking into consideration site limitations, small building design, the envelope and interior. You'll learn how a building is constructed in accordance with NZS 3604 and the Building Code to specific and non-specific design.
Feasibility and Analytical Reports for Construction Projects (15 credits)
Learn about how the site on which a building is developed places constraints.
Commercial Construction 1 (15 credits)
Learn what a commercial building is, how they are constructed, how structural products are used in these, and why specific design is necessary for these larger structures of a commercial nature.
Commercial Construction 2 (15 credits)
Learn about the end use of buildings in line with the building code and territorial authority requirements. You'll gain an understanding of services placement and use in a commercial structure.
Residential Estimation (15 credits)
Learn to estimate costs for a small - two-level construction project and collate the information required to submit a tender for trades.
Residential Tendering (15 credits)
Learn how to bring a bid together for a small - two-level construction project.
Construction Programming & Construction Methodology (15 credits)
Learn to develop a pre- and post-contract programme for a medium construction project.
Personnel Management (15 credits)
Learn about usiness and corporate structures, problem solving and improving performance in a construction site situation.
Courses for the Construction Management Strand
Site Management (15 credits)
Learn to establish health and safety, and quality assurance plans. Understand resource management and sub-contractors' requirements on a medium construction project.
Construction Planning (15 credits)
Learn to develop a pre-contract and post-contract construction plan plan for a medium building.
Health & Safety and Quality Assurance in Construction (15 credits)
Learn to implement health and safety, and quality assurance plans. Understand how safety and quality plans improve quality on a construction project; how to use levels and the positioning of a medium sized buildings on a site involving datum’s; and the principles of the requirements of total stations and automatic levels in construction projects.
Courses for the Quantity Surveying Strand
Measurement (15 credits)
Learn to develop schedules of quantities for specialist trades in construction projects.
Measurement and Estimation Commercial (15 credits)
Learn how to build up rates and establish a tender for a medium construction project.
Preliminary Estimates (15 credits)
Learn to complete preliminary estimates for a medium building, compile an elemental cost plan for a medium building, and prepare cashflow statements to meet client requirements.