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    An investigation of the engineered systems inherent to land development and the management processes that govern their construction.

    About this paper

    Paper title Land Development Management
    Subject Surveying
    EFTS 0.1334
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,206.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    216 points or PMAN 401 or PMAN 501
    SURV 454, SURV 460
    Schedule C

    This paper is intended for those undergraduate students studying Surveying, Land Planning and Development and Energy Management. It is particularly relevant to those students who want to advance their knowledge of project and construction management and environmental engineering concepts. Additional emphasis is given to preparing and administrating construction contracts.


    Fraser Jopson

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Fraser Jopson

    Lecturer: Dr. Greg Leonard

    Paper Structure

    Module 1:  Land Development Engineering Systems

    • Water supply, treatment and reticulation
    • Wastewater reticulation and treatment
    • Stormwater collection and dispersal systems
    • Solid waste and construction waste management
    • Hazardous waste and contaminated site management
    • Transportation systems
    • Air emissions / quality
    • Noise pollution

    Module 2:  Land Development Construction Management

    • Introduction to construction contracts
    • Contract tendering procedures
    • Cost estimation and budgeting
    • Health and safety in employment
    • Construction contract administration

    NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction

    A Guide to Construction Contracts

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    1. Engineered systems in land development
      • Acquire knowledge of the civil and environmental engineering systems that underpin land development, such as water, wastewater and stormwater treatment systems, transportation networks and air discharge and solid waste management systems
      • Able to state the causes and impacts of environmental effects
      • Discuss how civil and environmental engineering is involved in providing the means of avoidance, remediation or mitigation of adverse effects on the environment
      • Evaluate the environmental consequences of land development projects
    2. In-depth understanding of a current topic in civil engineering / environmental engineering / land development management
      • Through directed independent research, acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of a current topic in sustainable land management in Aotearoa New Zealand, e.g. a proposed or current National Policy Statement issued under the Resource Management Act or the reforming of local government regulations pertaining to the provision of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure
      • Able to effectively present case studies in a research essay that elucidate and or examine a particular aspect(s) and provide an assessment of the topic, based on the research undertaken
      • Able to effectively summarise and discuss, in a group debate setting, a current topic in sustainable land management in a team environment, based on directed independent research
    3. Land development construction management
      • Acquire knowledge and understanding of construction management for land development and tender documents for construction contracts
      • Develop understanding of New Zealand Standard 3910 – Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Constructions, with particular emphasis on the role of the ‘engineer to the contract’
      • Able to apply NZS 3910 to effectively manage a land development project
    4. Aotearoa New Zealand legislation related to land development
      • Acquire knowledge and understanding of The Construction Contracts Act 2002 and The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
      • Gain knowledge and understanding of the standards based approach of construction management and contract administration with regards to project design, contract creation and supervision and processing
      • Have the ability to participate in the planning, creation and administration of contract documents associated with a land development project to an appropriate standard


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
    Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
    Monday 17:00-17:50 15
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