Management of Construction Contracts
FAST-NWA027Acad. year: 2020/2021
The subject introduces students to a comprehensive view of the construction process, with a more detailed focus on the production process from the perspective of the management of a construction contract at the production division level. The subject also explains the relationships between individual entities involved in the construction process, mainly from the point of view of the contractor, and also the options involved in the successful production of a bid and subsequent work with an order. The subject focuses on the work of a building company’s production centres and operations management from the stage of signing the contract to the point of handing over the work. During the execution of the work, construction technology planning issues are handled in connection with the production plan and the analysis and coordination of resource provision. The activities of managers are discussed in great detail, including their main administrative and substantive activities, cooperation with other entities involved in the construction process outside the building company, activities begun if changes should occur with an impact on possible risk factors and their impacts on the construction process primarily during the implementation of subsidy programmes.
Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will master the objective of the course of Building Contract Management, i.e. he becomes acquainted with the main building contract management principles, methods and structure. He also gets knowledge related with acquisitions and elaboration of quotations for future production.
For the successful completion of this subject, students have to understand the construction process as a whole and therefore their required prerequisites will be from the areas of construction technology planning, law relevant to the construction business, computer software for the preparation and execution of construction work, and safety, qualitative, environmental and financial management.
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1. Management within an organization, interpersonal relationships in the management process, motivation and stimulation of staff, delegation of competencies and responsibilities in the construction process.
2. Organization of construction companies with an emphasis on production divisions, specialised production centres.
3. Management and organisation of work on construction sites, duties and competencies of heads of economic centres and operations management.
4. Obligations, participants in a construction process, their mutual relationships, competencies and duties, the tendering procedure as regards public tenders, selection of sub-contractors, contracts to perform work, and other kinds of agreements used in the construction industry.
5. Production plan, analysis and evaluation of resources, administrative and substantive materials for the management of construction sites, production documentation.
6. Pre-production, production and operational preparation work carried out by contractors, background materials for operational plans, connection to production calculations and accounts keeping.
7. Handing over and acceptance of a building site, duties of participants during this activity, materials and documents needed for the handover, outputs, handing over of the work with regard to the client and to sub-contractors, documents necessary for the handing over of the final product and its subsequent final inspection and use, partial and final billing for a construction site, list of jobs, services and deliveries, fact-finding report.
8. Site manager’s agenda, documents kept by the contractor during work on a construction site, keeping of a construction site diary, alteration work, invoicing, monitoring of work progress at the construction site.
9. Inspection days at a construction site – administrative and substantive inputs and outputs, cooperation between the contractor and the client in the preparation and execution of the final inspection of the work.
10. Risk factors in the execution of construction work – administrative, safety, qualitative and financial risks, their identification and the options for eliminating them, the activity of the contractor when performing activities in subsidy programmes.
To make the students acquainted with the structure of building contract management incl. relations inside and outside the company. To learn to understand the manners of obtaining and processing of quotations for the future production. To understand the building contract management from the level of the medium and operative management and the related agenda, as well as competencies and obligations of the operative management. To present the students the main and related activities at dealing with the building contract incl. safety and quality supervision.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme NPC-SIR Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory