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Develop and agree detailed project designs in construction contracting operations management

Reference
T/505/8268
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
20
Guided Learning Hours
60
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in develop and agree detailed project designs in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to identify and coordinate the methods for preparing initial designs
  • 1.1 - Identify which parts of the overall project require a detailed design
  • 1.2 - Identify and evaluate interfaces between parts of the project design
  • 1.3 - Choose methods for developing detailed designs and associated information and codes of practice
  • 1.4 - Agree with stakeholders, the costs, timetables and clear statements of purpose for the project stage
2 Understand how to identify and coordinate the methods for preparing initial designs
  • 2.1 - Describe what to identify as parts of the overall project which require a detailed design
  • 2.2 - Describe what to identify as interfaces between parts of the project design
  • 2.3 - Explain how to evaluate interfaces between parts of the project design
  • 2.4 - Evaluate how to choose methods for developing detailed designs and associated information and codes of practice
  • 2.5 - Evaluate how to agree with stakeholders, the costs, timetables and clear statements of purpose for the project stage
3 Be able to select materials, components and systems
  • 3.1 - Investigate the construction and installation criteria which are significant to the overall design and what potential opportunities and constraints there might be in meeting them
  • 3.2 - Analyse the construction and installation criteria which are significant to the overall design, both individually and in combination with other project considerations
  • 3.3 - Select products which meet the identified construction and installation criteria and standards, and which balance cost and quality
  • 3.4 - Assess whether existing design solutions which contain similar construction and installation criteria might be relevant
  • 3.5 - Choose the solutions which best meet the significant construction and installation requirements, evaluate them against the requirements of the project brief and keep records of them for the project team
  • 3.6 - Select and decide the relative importance of construction and installation requirements which are contained in the project brief
4 Understand how to select materials, components and systems
  • 4.1 - Examine how to investigate the construction and installation criteria which are significant to the overall design and what potential opportunities and constraints there might be in meeting them
  • 4.2 - Examine how to analyse the construction and installation criteria which are significant to the overall design, both individually and in combination with other project considerations
  • 4.3 - Evaluate how to select products which meet the identified construction and installation criteria and standards, and which balance cost and quality
  • 4.4 - Examine how to assess whether existing design solutions which contain similar construction and installation criteria might be relevant
  • 4.5 - Evaluate how to choose the solutions which best meet the significant construction and installation requirements
  • 4.6 - Explain how to evaluate solutions against the requirements of the project brief and keep records of them for the project team
  • 4.7 - Evaluate how to select and decide the relative importance of construction and installation requirements which are contained in the project brief
5 Be able to analyse, select and present detailed design solutions
  • 5.1 - Identify factors which are likely to influence design solutions
  • 5.2 - Analyse and prioritise the factors which will influence the design solution and resolve any conflicts between them
  • 5.3 - Agree and apply criteria for selecting solutions
  • 5.4 - Analyse and test the design solutions against all relevant factors
  • 5.5 - Record investigations and analyses including supporting information and pass them on for approval by others
  • 5.6 - Select the preferred designs and present them appropriately to stakeholders
  • 5.7 - Confirm with stakeholders what the recommended detailed design solution will cost and how long it will take to implement
  • 5.8 - Reach an agreement on the detailed design solution which is acceptable to the stakeholders and which allows the project to progress to its next stage
6 Understand how to analyse, select and present detailed design solutions
  • 6.1 - Describe what to identify as factors which are likely to influence design solutions
  • 6.2 - Examine how to analyse and prioritise the factors which will influence the design solution and resolve any conflicts between them
  • 6.3 - Evaluate how to agree and apply criteria for selecting solutions
  • 6.4 - Explain how to apply criteria for selecting solutions
  • 6.5 - Examine how to analyse and test the design solutions against all relevant factors
  • 6.6 - Explain how to record investigations and analyses including supporting information and pass them on for approval by others
  • 6.7 - Evaluate how to select the preferred designs
  • 6.8 - Explain how to present the preferred designs appropriately to stakeholders
  • 6.9 - Explain how to confirm with stakeholders what the recommended detailed design solution will cost and how long it will take to implement
  • 6.10 - Evaluate how to reach an agreement on the detailed design solution which is acceptable to the stakeholders and which allows the project to progress to its next stage
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.