Course: Construction Economics

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Course title Construction Economics
Course code KPS/ER
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Svoboda Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Life Cycle of a Construction - the position of the building industry in the economy of the Czech Republic; the specifics of the building industry; the participants of construction; the life cycle of a construction based on the Construction Act; the service life of a building Project Management of a Construction Process - what the term "project management" means; qualification of "project management"; a construction project; the pre-investment stage and the stage of assignment of a project; the stage of preparations for implementation and the stage of implementation of the project; the stage of testing and validation; the stage of usage; design documents in the individual stages of a construction project Economic Aspects of a Construction Project - the structure of summarised costs of a construction project; construction acquisition costs; the course; the structure and estimate of the acquisition costs and the degree to which they can be influenced in time; funding constructions; the costs of using a construction Price in the Building Industry - price in general - market; the law of supply and demand; preparation of a summarised budget of a construction; classification of building production (CZ-CC, SKP, JKSO, TSKP, SfB); identification of the preliminary price of a building; the price of the design documents and the investor-engineering activity; the Royalty Regulations; the source materials for pricing: the HSV and PSV price lists; the installation price lists; the itemised budget of a building Calculation of a Price - the calculation formula; the hourly rate; the overhead costs and profit in the building industry; the position of a price in a contract for work; the influence of the terms of payment on the price of a work Contract for Work General description of the subject: TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI KATALOG PŘEDMĚTŮ 2008/09 4 / 12.02.2008 27 Předcházející předmět : - as defined in the Civil and Commercial Codes; the contents of a contract for work Construction Act - its actual contents explained, with a focus on individual administrative proceedings; the implementing by-laws concerning the Construction Act Doing Business in the Building Industry - legal entities (Commercial Code); natural persons (Trade Act); freelance profession - the Act No. 36/1992 Coll. on the profession of authorised architects and engineers - types of contracts; a contract for work; the bookkeeping of businesspersons; fixed and current assets; taxes Structure of a Building Company - the organisational diagram of a company; the tasks of individual departments; the activities of an investor, a designer and a contractor during the construction process; quality management, safety and protection of health at work Public Procurement Act - the valid Public Procurement Act No. 40/2004 Coll.; the new Act in preparation, expected to be effective since 1 February 2006; relation to the EU legislation; the definition and content of a public contract; above-limit and below-limit contracts; the central address; announcement of a public tender; qualification of contractors; the course of a tender; evaluation; electronisation of the procedure for awarding a contract General Overview of Labour Law and Tax Issues Basic information on the following topics: Labour Code, direct and indirect taxes, tax records, income tax return Europass - what it is; what its purpose is; how to get one Topics of exercises: 1) Source materials: The design of a construction, prepared in the previous years of study 2) Classification of buildings, determining the prices of buildings according to budget indicators 3) Partial pricing of buildings according to aggregate prices 4) The price of design documents 5) Preparation a structured budget for a building 6) Time and financial plan of construction (according to the pricing) 7) Contract for work concerning the delivery of design works (for the implementation) 8) Payment schedule (link to the terms of payment in a contract)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Life cycle of a building. Construction project management. Economy of construction project. Price in civil engineering Price calculation Contract for work The Building Code Entrepreneurship in civil engineering Structure of civil engineering company Public Procurement Act General overview of labour law and taxes Europas
The student will be independently capable to orientate oneself in basic types of building economy categories, as a financial planning, budget, building codes and management activities.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

THE TOPIC AND OBJECTIVES OF THE EXERCISE: Preparation of the aggregate budget of a building; a time and financial plan; a contract for work FORM: OBJECTIVES OF THE EXERCISE: To learn to calculate the preliminary prices of building structures even according to a minimum of project source materials - by means of a method of budget indicators and aggregate prices, and to price the design works according to the Royalty Regulations and to calculate the actual price. To prepare the aggregate budget of a building. To prepare a time and financial plan of the construction in the form of a schedule with rows, using the key partial activities (design documents, a planning permit, a building permit, official approval of the building for use), including the construction of the building. The main objective is to be able to reflect all the partial results in the Contract for Work on the design works and the complete delivery of the entire building.
Recommended literature
  • zákony v platném znění.
  • Hačkajlová, L. Stavební ekonomika I. - III.. skripta ČVUT Praha.
  • Hájek, V. a kolektiv. Řízení stavební firmy. ČKAIT, 1999.
  • Kolektiv autorů. Výkonný a honorářový řád ČSSI. 1998.
  • Puchýř, Marková, Tichá. Ceny ve stavebnictví VUT. 1999.
  • Synek, M. a kolektiv. Managerská ekonomika, Grada. 1996.
  • Švarcová, J. Stručný přehled ekonomiky. skripta VUT brno.
  • Valach, J. a kolektiv. Finanční řízení podniku, Ekopress. 1997.
  • Wohe, G. Úvod do podnikové ekonomiky, C.H. Beck. Praha, 1995.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (ANG) Category: Architecture 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter