Anno Accademico 2023/2024

  • Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria edile-architettura (cod. 5697)

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student will be able to plan, program and check the technical and economic actions in order to rationalize the production process.


EN: Requirements/Prior knowledge

A prior knowledge and understanding of building systems is required to understand properly the contents of this course. In addition, students should master the computer – based drawing software – CAD.

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

EN: 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)
  • ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management

    1.2. Planning and Scheduling construction projects:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity duration estimate
  • Diagram-based methods (Gantt, S curve, load chart, flowline)
  • Activity networks - Precedence Diagramming Method PDM.

    1.3. Construction Project schedule: baseline and updates

    2. Construction job-site planning and Occupational Health and Safety OH&S

    2.1. Designing of construction job-site:

  • Job layout stationing and logistic systems
  • Safety – oriented construction job-site planning

    2.2. Good practices and safety standards for construction operations (construction works, excavations, demolitions, scaffoldings).

    3. Occupational Health and Safety law in construction:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Laws and regulations
  • The European Directives on O H& S and the Italian consolidated safety act
  • Safety management in EU and Italy

    4. Building Information Modelling BIM and & Building Life Cycle

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM).
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis & Life Cycle Planning.
  • 5. Project work / homework (individually or group of students):

    The project work topic can be (alternative topics)

    A. Construction stage:

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

B. Executive design stage (co-ordinated with the “Cost Analysis” course):

  • Life Cycle Analysis of a building system
  • Life Cycle Cost or Life Cycle Assessment


Required readings:

  • Class notes “virtuale.unibo.it”: https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Recommended readings:

  • Bragadin Marco A., La programmazione dei lavori con i metodi reticolari, Maggioli 2011.
  • Hinze J.W., Construction Planning and Scheduling. Pearson prentice hall, third ed. 2008.
  • PMI, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), USA standard ANSI 99-001-2004
  • ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management
  • Hendrickson C., Project Management for Construction, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  • Trani M.L., Construction Site Design. Maggioli 2012.
  • Barrie D. S., Paulson B. C., Professional Construction Management. McGraw Hill International Editions, 1992.
  • Peurifoy R.L., Ledbetter W.B., Schexnayder C. J., Construction Planning, equipment, and methods. McGraw Hill International Editions, 1992.
  • Frein J. P. (Ed.) Handbook of Construction Management and Organization. Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Metodi didattici

The course is a component of the “Sustainable Building Process Workshop” learning activity. Sustainable Building Process Workshop is divided into two courses: Advanced Building Site and Cost Analysis.

Both courses include lectures and practical exercises.

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

In-class lectures are aimed at learning the methods and tools needed for the project work implementation. Practical class and project work will be performed during the course development, Attendance in practical classes and for project work implementation is recommended.

At the end of the lecture term the project work will be completed by students at home, and then presented for the exam. 


Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento


Final exam: in - class exercises and homework (mandatory). Homework will be evaluated and discussed in the final oral exam.

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; to be eligible to take the final 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 the following: 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.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Personal Computer, Projector, homework and building site visits.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Marco Alvise Bragadin


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