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Unit 2 Organising & Controlling Building Operations


Unit aim:

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

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


Section 1 Administrative Systems

2.1.1 Identify and interpret the information available to prepare the workplace for operations.

2.1.2 Implement organisational and communications systems which enable construction sites to meet their objective.

2.1.3 Identify and explain the measures that have to be taken to fulfil statutory obligations to site occupiers, neighbours and the general public.

Section 2 Site Layout and Monitoring Operations

2.2.1 Know how to plan and apply work place layouts.

2.2.2 Monitor the progress of operations

2.2.3 Monitor and control standards of workmanship.

Section 3 Procurement and Monitoring of Materials and Plant

2.3.1 Contribute to procuring the supply of materials for operations

2.3.2 Monitor and control the supply and use of materials for operations

2.3.3 Monitor and control the supply and use of site plant, small tools and equipment.

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

Books can be ordered from most bookshops or online from Amazon.


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.

When you are working on the unit you will be able to access the sections by clicking on their title above.

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