Construction and the Built Environment
UNIT: 4 Construction Practice & Management Assignment Brief Number:
Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
Assignment Title The integration of Building Information Moelling (BIM), Health and Safety and modern methods of construction (MMC’s), into construction planning, practice and procedures. Issue Date
Submission Format The submission comprises two related items: 1. A 2500-word report for the main body. This report should be well-structured, comprising sections such as an introduction, main body, conclusion, references and appendices. You are encouraged to make use of images, graphics, drawings and other research material in support of your presentation. Any material that is derived from other sources must be appropriately referenced using a standard form of citation. 2. You will need an additional appendix of relevant literature which has been carefully reviewed to verify suitability and accuracy around the assignment content.
HNC Consnment 2 Unit Learning Outcome

LO3 Discuss the key stages in a construction project, and how Building Information Modelling informs the different stages

LO4 Analyse how the construction industry has developed suitable collaboration strategies in support of greater recognition of Health and Safety Assignment Brief and Guidance In this assignment, you are expected to respond to the brief, in your own working context. Therefore, assume that the company you currently work for are interested in exploring collaborative strategies, including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Health and Safety and modern methods of construction (MMC’s). You are to present your findings to the company, in written and visual form. This could be in the format of a ‘slide’ presentation or ‘paper’ report. The purpose of this research is to facilitate the company to embed these new strategies into every aspect of the large and small-scale projects that they undertake.
You should aim to explain, identify and analyse; • Modern methods of construction, particularly in terms of sustainability, innovation and design • Suitable contract planning techniques • The relationship between the concept of BIM, including aspects such as IES (Integrated Environmental Solutions), and the practicalities of project procurement, reducing risk and future maintenance • The integration of, and legislation that defines, Health and Safety within construction • How methods of collaboration and communication can contribute to the safety of everyone, plus demonstrate using current statistics and data Your report should be 2500 words, fully referenced. Refer to the submission format, above.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria Built Environment 3
HNC Construction and the Built Environment 4