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1. Describe the nature and extent of the built environment and the organisations & personnel that are involved in its planning, de


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1. Describe the nature and extent of the built environment and the organisations & personnel that are involved in its planning, design, development.




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Introduction to the Built Environment


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 ‘The Nature of the Industry’ Report



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Learning outcomes assessed by this assignment

1. Describe the nature and extent of the built environment and the organisations & personnel that are involved in its planning, design, development.

2. Describe the social, environmental and economic performance requirements of the design & construction process.

3. Describe the management of the design and construction processes from ‘cradle-to-cradle’, e.g. client’s brief through design, construction, handover, occupation and reuse/recycling. Including the role of construction professionals, corporate organisations, industry, clients and society.      

7.  Explore the technician/graduate labour market in construction, identifying job and placements opportunities  

11.Identify, access, and collate evidence from university and eternal sources, including textbooks and articles (S)

12.Demonstrate appropriate academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism and/or collusion and/or other forms of academic misconduct, by use of citation and reference as appropriate for the degree subject, using their own academic voice (S)

13.Demonstrate appropriate use of technology to facilitate studies e.g. use of information resources, production of coursework, communication with tutors and peers. E.g.  Powerpoint / Word  (S)

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Feedback will be available online through Turnitin @ 3-4 weeks later.




Form of assessment:


 Individual work                       Group work


For group work assessment which requires members to submit both individual and group work aspects for the assignment, the work should be submitted as:


          Consolidated single document                       Separately by each member


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EG4112 Introduction to the Built Environment


“The Nature of the Industry” Report




Task 1  Roles in the Built Environment


a)   Chose one role within each of the following Built Environment professional disciplines (i) to (iii) and prepare a brief account of their roles and responsibilities – DO NOT SELECT THE ONES CHOSEN IN YOUR PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT ATTEMPT!


                    i.        Engineering / Architectural Design


                   ii.        Estimating / Cost Control


                 iii.        Construction Management


b)  Explain clearly the delegation / interaction of responsibilities between each of your three chosen roles above as would occur in a traditionally procured construction project (i.e. with reference to either  the RIBA Plan of Work or the life cycle diagram of a building development as shown in Appendix 1)


Task 2 Organisations in the Built Environment


Describe and discuss the organisation and operation of the Construction Industry using the following topic headings, with real life examples wherever possible:


  • The influence on the project where local or central Government is the client
  • The influence on the project where there is a large scale private housing developer as client.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of sub-contracting companies on the construction process.



Task 3 The use of Information Communication Technology


Describe with examples how modern communication technology is changing the way the construction industry works.




Assignment Presentation Notes:


The word count should be in the region of 3000 words in total,         

Your responses should include a well researched written account with a clear structure.  To do well in this assignment:

  • Read around the subject – refer to core text books
  • Describe what you know and understand.
  • Use clear plain English, check your spellings
  • If you include images or photos make sure that include captions and cross reference them to the text.
  • Read it through once written to make sure it makes sense.
  • Submit the work on time. 



Marking Criteria

Marks for this piece of coursework will be awarded as follows:

Description of In the Roles         / responsibilities                       15%

Discussion of their interactions                                        20%

Descriptions / discussion of Organisations                        30%

Descriptions / discussion of the use of ICT                       30%

English and Presentation, correct Citation & referencing      5%

Price: £ 149

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