Assignment: Professional Construction Industry

Assignment: Professional Construction Industry

Assignment: Professional Construction Industry

Assessment No 3 [70% of overall]
This assignment is relevant to the following Learning Outcomes:

2. Discuss effective leadership, motivation and communication in the construction industry

3. Read and interpret technical literature used in the construction industry.

Answer all questions.
LO 2 – Discuss effective leadership, motivation and communication in the construction industry
You are the Managing Partner of a quantity surveying practice that is based in Tauranga, New Zealand. Your company is growing fast with recent proposed housing developments in the area. Your company has decided to hire five more junior estimators to assist with the current workload. (This scenario is applicable to Q1 and Q2)
1. Discuss five (5) of your own personal leadership attributes that would help you to run your business successfully. (10 marks)
2. (a) Discuss three (3) motivational factors you will implement for the above scenario in order to achieve a high performing team (6 marks) Hint: key motivators that influence a person to achieve desired goals.
(b) Discuss one leadership style that will be suitable for the scenario in Q 1 to achieve effective leadership (2 marks)
(c) Discuss two (2) advantages of the leadership style you have chosen in Q 2(b) (2 marks)
3. (a) Communication can flow in different directions within hierarchical levels in an organisation. One of the communication flow direction common to Managers is downward. Discuss three (3) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of downward communication flow within organisations. (5 marks)
(b) Site meetings are important in the successful management of construction projects. Regular site meetings between different stakeholders on a project can help facilitate better communication and a shared sense of purpose, making it more likely that the project is completed successfully. You are required to send an email as a Site Manager to invite all stakeholders to your monthly meeting. Discuss any five (5) key items that will be included in your email to make it a concise, clear, professional invitation (5 marks).

LO 3 – Read and interpret technical literature used in the construction industry
4. Quantity surveying practice in New Zealand is guided by a Professional Code of Conduct which is produced by the NZIQS.
(a) Explain three (3) types of ethical problems that a practicing Quantity Surveyor or Estimator may face in the construction industry (6 marks)
(b) The professional code of conduct for Quantity Surveyors specifies several competencies and client care requirements of its members. Provide your own interpretation of any two (2) competences and client care requirements within the professional code of conduct. (4 marks)
5. SiteSafe and WorkSafe are the two key organisations involved in the provision of Health and Safety training and management within construction businesses in New Zealand.
(a) Discuss two (2) important roles of SiteSafe New Zealand in ensuring the health and safety of construction employees (2 marks)
(b) Discuss two (2) roles of WorkSafe in the health and safety of construction employees (2 marks)
(c) The primary responsibility of an employer is to provide safe working environments. Explain three (3) responsibilities that Employers are expected to perform under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015. (6 marks)
6. The extract of the drawing provided gives a list of specification (General notes) to a proposed residential building in Auckland. The specifications have been categorised under the following:
 Plumbing notes  Drainage notes  Timber notes  Glazing requirement  Insulation
In your own words, interpret the significance of two (2) specification items under each category (10 interpretations in total) (10 marks)
7. The GIB Site guide is an installation manual for GIB Boards in New Zealand residential and commercial buildings. A copy has been provided to you for this question. Using your own words you are required to interpret five (5) key steps within section 4.2 (General Installation Technique) of the installation manual (10 marks).

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