30982 - Building Sites and Production T

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

To learn basic methods and instruments of construction management: time and cost planning with quantitative models, project control, design of construction operations, site optimisation and health and safety related issues.

Course contents

EN: Requirements/Prior knowledge

A prior knowledge and understanding of building systems is required to attend with profit this course. In addition, students should master the computer – based drawing software – CAD. Prior knowledge can be achieved attending the courses “Architettura tecnica” and “Disegno Edile”.

Fluent spoken and written Italian is a necessary pre-requisite: all lectures and tutorials, and all study material will be in Italian.

Course Contents


1. Construction management – project management methods for planning, scheduling and controlling construction projects.

1.1. Project Management for Building and construction projects:

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Construction schedule
  • Building site construction phases.

    1.2. Planning and Scheduling: diagram-based methods (Gantt, S curves, load charts, Time/Space charts.

    1.3. Planning and Scheduling: activity networks:

  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Program Evaluation And Review Technique (PERT)

    1.4. Resource planning and optimization:

  • Time/cost trade-off: CPM-COST
  • Traditional procedure for resource optimization

    1.5. Project Cost Control for construction:

  • Analysis of construction costs and prices
  • Building Bill of Quantities
  • Project Cost Management

    2. Building site organization and safety-oriented design.

    2.1. Building and construction site design:

  • Building site stationings and systems
  • Site logistics
  • Infrastructural works construction site

    2.2. Technology and health and safety standards for construction:

  • building site lay-out
  • construction works, excavations and demolitions
  • scaffoldings
  • building site systems: electrical and handling systems (cranes)

    3. Construction Projects models and operators:

    3.1. Project management:

  • construction operators, construction law and regulations (Italy)
  • Direttore Lavori – Planning and works supervisor
  • Cost accounting for public works

    3.2. Safety management in a construction company:

  • Laws and regulations (consolidated safety act)
  • Hazard assessement procedures
  • Safety managers and corporate roles

    3.3. Safety management in a building construction site:

  • Laws and regulations (consolidated safety act)
  • Safety coordinators and owners’ responsibilities
  • Construction site safety plans

    4. Project work (groups of students):

  • Building site design and organization
  • Construction schedule (software MS project)



  • Appunti di lezione sul sito / class notes “virtuale”: www.virtuale.unibo.it
  • Bragadin Marco A., La programmazione dei lavori con i metodi reticolari, Maggioli 2010
  • D.lgs. 81/08 e s.m.i. “Testo Unico sulla sicurezza sul lavoro” (TUS)
  • D.lgs. 50/2016 e s.m.i. “Nuovo codice dei contratti pubblici di lavori, servizi e forniture”
  • PMI, Guida al Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Ed. PMI, USA standard ANSI 99-001-2004
  • Hendrickson C., Project Management for Construction, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  • Bragadin Marco A. "La normativa per la gestione della sicurezza in cantiere" Maggioli, 2012
  • Bragadin Marco A. " Scelte progettuali e sicurezza nel cantiere edile" Maggioli, 2012
  • Moro A. "Il piano di sicurezza e coordinamento" Dario Flaccovio editore 2010
  • Moro A. "La sicurezza in cantiere" Dario Flaccovio editore 2012
  • Moro A. "Il Fascicolo dell'opera" Dario Flaccovio editore 2010
  • Semeraro G., Il cantiere sicuro, EPC
  • Bardelli P.G., Coppo S. “Il cantiere edile” Darrio Flaccovio editore
  • Rigamonti Giuseppe - La Gestione dei Processi di Intervento Edilizio. Utet 2001
  • Frein J. P. (Ed.) Handbook of Construction Management and Organization. Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • Lacava M., Solustri C.; Progetto e Sicurezza del Cantiere Ed.Carocci 1997
  • Picone M. “Tecnologia della Produzione edilizia”, Utet, 1984.
  • Auteri A. Dibennardo U. Pasqua A. “Il cantiere edile” NIS Roma 1996.
  • Amato R. Chiappi R. “Tecniche di project management” FrancoAngeli, Milano.

Teaching methods

The course includes in-class lessons and practical exercises.

Teaching methods: in - class lessons, mandatory homework assignments and project- work.

In-class lectures are aimed at learning methods and tools needed for project work implementation. Attendance in practical classes is recommended.

Assessment methods

Achievements will be assessed by the means of a final exam. This is based on an analytical assessment of the "expected learning outcomes" described above.

In order to properly assess such achievement the examination is composed of different sessions: written session, which consist of a test, duration 2 hours, composed of exercises; to be eligible to take the oral exam the student must score in the written test a minimum total of 18 points with a maximum of 30.

The oral session, consists of: a review of the homework and a review of the written output, in which examiners inform the student on grading criteria, and receive any student appeal supported by appropriate explanations; and a technical conversation. Homework must be completed and passed prior the oral exam.

Higher grades will be awarded to students who demonstrate an organic understanding of the subject, a high ability for critical application, and a clear and concise presentation of the contents.

To obtain a passing grade, students are required to at least demonstrate a knowledge of the key concepts of the subject, some ability for critical application, and a comprehensible use of technical language.

A failing grade will be awarded if the student shows knowledge gaps in key-concepts of the subject, inappropriate use of language, and/or logic failures in the analysis of the subject.

Teaching tools

Personal Computer, Projector, homework and building site visits

Office hours

See the website of Marco Alvise Bragadin