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Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Development and Society

2011 EXAMINATIONS SEMESTER - 1

ICBT Campus
Exam Paper No. 26-6703-00S

PROGRAMME: BSc (HONS) BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT MODULE : PRODUCTION ORGANISATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 6 25.09.2011 : 3 HOURS (+ 15 MINUTES READING TIME)

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:

1. The University Regulations, on academic conduct, including cheating and plagiarism, apply to all examinations.' 2. Answer FOUR questions out of six. 3. The proportion of the marks allocated to each part of a question is shown in brackets. 4. Start each answer on a separate sheet of paper. 5. In the absence of specific information, candidates are to assume their own.

LIST OF ENCLOSURES (If applicable): STATIONERY REQUIREMENTS: 24 page answer booklet

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(5 marks) (5 marks) Page 2 of 3 . Provide short Answers and examples wherever possible. Briefly describe following i. Job Description iii. Person specification (4 Marks) (4 Marks) (4 Marks) b. Explain few initiatives you would suggest to be positive about change? (5 marks) d.1. How to improve communications and openness from employees in the context of change? (5 Marks) e. a. List few ways to encourage people to come up with ideas and thoughts? (5 Marks) b. How to help people to make decisions and take appropriate level of risks? (5 Marks) c. a. i) Highlight the conditions which are related to construction Industry where you cannot find in other static industries such as manufacturing ii) Give short notes on: a) The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) b) National Working Rule Agreement (NWRA) (15 marks). How to create a positive culture where people pull together without being directed? (5 Marks) 3. (13 Marks) 2. Prepare a Job description and a person specification for a project manager of a Housing project. Job Analysis ii.

Contract planning stage. (12 marks) II) Draft a specimen Method Statement only for the following activity ‘Carefully remove the existing corroded 1000 liter steel water tank which was installed on concrete roof top in a four storied office building and replace with a suitable plastic one with the same size/capacity all as specified’ (13 marks) 5. List and explain 5 no such vital activities to be done in this Pre. (15 Marks) ii) Write short notes on: a) Short term programme b) Master Programme (5 marks) (5 marks) 6. i) Explain the terms ‘Hazard ‘and’ Risk’ (4 marks) (5 marks) ii) What is a safety statement iii) Explain the terms ‘Quantitative Risk assessment’ and ‘Qualitative Risk Assessment’ (8 marks) iv) Write short notes on the following tools in Risk Management: a) Decision Trees b) PMI (4 marks) (4 marks) END Page 3 of 3 .4. i) Project Managers have to concentrate on various planning and programming activities during the Pre-Contract planning stage also. i) Outline the purposes of a comprehensive Method Statement.