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Unit 1 Planning Building Operations


Unit aim:

This unit is designed to meet the needs of construction Site Supervisors, to provide them with knowledge of how to plan building operations.

This unit has an Introduction and is divided into 3 study sections.


Section 1 Information

1.1.1 Information required in order to plan building operations.
1.1.2 Sources of the information and the means of acquiring it.

Section 2 Methods of Working

1.2.1 Selecting the work methods
1.2.2 Method Statements
1.2.3 Producing a Method Statement

Section 3 Programmes for Operations

1.3.1 Programming for building operations which is correctly sequenced.
1.3.2 Explain the use of programmes and method statements for building operations to operatives and other users of the information.
1.3.3 Update working methods and programmes including implementing any changes and improvements.

Unit Recommended Reading

Foster, G (1989) Construction site studies production, administration and personnel (2nd Ed), Longman; Harlow.

This book is recommended for units 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

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Before starting you should read the ‘Study Guide’ accessible from the link on the left. When you have done that return to this page and click on the ‘Introduction’ button above.

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