Construction Site Management and Safety

Civil Engineering
5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL


Building Materials I, Building Materials II, Concrete II,General Building Processes, Building Design and Detailing.

An overview of the principles and concepts of construction management and health and safety at the construction site.It is intended to develop skills that allow the determination of quantities of work, based on predefined criteria; to determine budgets; to plan activities and to manage resources; to organize the site plan; and to determine price revisions. The knowledge acquisition comprises the main legislation in safety domain, methods of protection and prevention of occupational accidents. It is intended that the student acquire skills that allow the development and implementation of methods and techniques of prevention and protection in construction sites.

1.Measurement standards; 2. Time and resources consuptions; 3. Costs of labor; 4. Construction budgets; 5. Resource planning and management; 6. Price adjustment; 7. Health ans safety at work; 8. Integrated safety, collective and individual protection; 9. Noise and vibration; 10. Prevention mechanisms; 11. On-site Safety.

Evaluation Methodology
Assignment (15%).
Closed book test or exam (85%).

- Forster, G. (1989). Construction site studies ? Production, administration and personnel. London: Longman Scientific & Technical
- Clarke, T. (1999). Managing health and safety in building and construction.. London: Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.
- Holroyd, T. (1999). Site management for engineers. London: . London: Thomas Telford

Method of interaction
Lectures with presentation of illustrative examples (2 hours/week); practical (2 hours/week) dedicated to solving problems suggested by the lecturer.Lecture notes in electronic document form (e-learning).

Software used in class
Not applicable.