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SSUD12-106: Project Delivery Systems January 2019 [Standard]

General information

This subject investigates the broad range of project procurement systems currently in use in property development and construction. It includes critical evaluation of methods such as lump sum, design and construct, BOOT, BOT, BOO and public-private partnerships and strategies such as alliancing, partnering and joint ventures for timely, economical and efficient project delivery.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD12-106
Subject title:Project Delivery Systems
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Seminar 1
Attendance and learning activities: The three hour weekly class consists of a two hours of interactive lectures about the principles of the subject and one hour tutorial which will undertake a problem-solving exercise/quizes/case studies. Attendance at all class sessions is expected and monitored. Students are expected to notify their educator of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.


Prescribed resources:
  • Roy Morledge and Adrian Smith (2013). Building Procurement. Second, London: Wiley-Blackwell , 344. 12
  • Australian Procurement and Construction Council, Austroads (2014). Building and Construction Procurement Guide Principles and Options. Available Online at: [Website (PDF file)] APCC & Austroads.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Students completing this subject will be acquainted with the design and management of procurement methods, the various types of construction contracts, an understanding of contract theory and practice and optimal procurement strategies for particular asset classes.
  2. Gain an understanding of the role of incentives, complete and incomplete contracts, lifecycle costing, project management and risk management in the project delivery process.
  3. Acquire knowledge about how to develop a procurement strategy, design bid evaluation criteria, resource the project management team and conduct business case analysis.
  4. Review and analyse the allocation and acceptance of risk under different contractual arrangements and develop measures to mitigate the effects of various types of risk.
  5. Evaluate the impact of different procurement methods on the various stakeholders in the development and construction process including clients, project managers, contractors and consultants.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report Case Study Report 25% Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Presentation In-Class Presentation 10% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final Exam 45% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) Mid-Semester Exam 20% Week 7 (Mid-Semester Examination Period) 1, 2, 4, 5.

Pass requirement

Minimum 50% overall.

  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

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Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Subject curriculum

This topic covers an introductory discussion on Project delivery Systems and Construction Procurement as well as the aims, objectives and learning outcomes of this subject.

1, 2, 3.

This topic provides knowledge on fundamental concepts of Supply Chain, Value Engineering and Lean Philosophy in the context of this subject.

1, 3.

This topic discusses about history and structure of traditional delivery systems, characteristics of the construction industry which differentiate it from other industries, its past and current issues, and solutions for overcoming these challenges.

1, 2.

This topic focuses on effects of delivery systems on project overall performance and different key performance indicators (KPIs), definition of success for different stakeholders and risk management.

1, 2, 4, 5.

This topic covers different required attitudes as recommended criteria for team selection based on trust, collaboration and integration.

1, 3, 5.

This topic includes discussion on two delivery models (Design-Build and Early Contractor Involvement), their properties, advantages and disadvantages.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

This topic includes a Mid-Semester Test as well as discussion on incorporating principles and requirements of sustainability into procurement strategies.

1, 3.

This topic includes discussion on Alliancing, Joint Venturing and Partnering delivery models, their properties, advantages and disadvantages.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

This topic covers different aspects of Public-Private Partnership as a long-term delivery model, its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

This topic covers different tendering methods, selection criteria, practical considerations and contractual arrangements.

1, 3, 4.

This topic focuses on the most recent project delivery model which is known as Integrated Project Delivery based on concurrent engineering theory. Furthermore, it covers procurement of new digitised tool known as Building Information Modelling and discusses about its contractual complexities and requirements.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

This week includes student presentations based on their assignment which will consist of their obtained knowledge covering subject outcomes and their presentation skills. Furthermore, a brief revision on previous lectures.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Approved on: Nov 5, 2018. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Dec 10, 2018.