The workshop vehicle which will be used to assess learning outcome 2 of the course is a ‘contract simulation exercise,’ which will provide participating students with a considerable depth of knowledge in relation to the administration of a standard form of building contract. Students will work in small study groups completing a series of given scenarios over the course of the two day event. The ‘Contract Simulation’ will operate completely on-line. Study groups may select the computer programme they would prefer to use to facilitate group working and communication.
(For instance Zoom, WhatsApp, GoToMeeting, Google-Hangouts). Study Groups will also need to decide on an online file storage and management system for organising any documentation produced during the exercise. (GoogleDrive, One-Drive etc). There will be a continuous on-line Discussion Board on LEARN on which members of staff can answer queries and discuss responses with study groups, along with live Q&A sessions on Blackboard Collaborate.
At the end of the project there will be one group and one individual submission:
Group Document: Each study group is to submit one Group Document:
A Word document detailing in sequence all attempted scenarios and including for each scenario; the scenario question, the final group answer and the correct answer. This document should contain a cover sheet with the Group number and names of all group members.
All students please note- the Group Document will not form part of the assessment. However they will be used by markers to provide ‘background and context’ when assessing the Individual Reports.
Essay request is below:
Individual report: Each individual team member is to submit one document for assessment:
A 1500 (max) word reflection on how a different form of procurement and contract would have had an impact on the delivery of the scenario project in relation to time, cost and quality. The report should include an analysis of how particular cost control mechanisms evidenced during the Contract Simulation Exercise, would operate differently under an alternative form of procurement and contract.