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Methods and English


Programme (detailed contents):
Preparing sites and roadworks – Defining missions and assignments – Site facilities – Temporary works – Special formworks (piles, deck) – Lifting apparatus – Production means – Operating methods and special equipments
Cycles and phases study – Equipment and workforce saturation – Implementation.
Budget and site management:
Type a call for tenders in public works – Project manager approach – Enterprise approach – Establishing selling price from cost price - Price study (quantities, sub-details, organization, cost prices, selling prices) – Budget and financial margin.
Lean Management applied to Construction
Lean construction, management of operations and quality, organization and management of flows, logistics
English :
Through targeted activities (contextual presentations, experience reports, projects) students will learn and use English for civil engineering projects
Lecture, projects, workshops
Main difficulties for students:
Managing the set of data and information related to the project, performing a complex calculation in several stages.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

  • Elaborating means, planning and budget of a construction operation
  • Main techniques and methods in various sectors (building, bridges and roads)
  • Principles of Lean Management applied to Civil Engineering projects
  • Use specific vocabulary of Civil Engineering to complete reports and discuss key elements of a project


The student will be able to:

  • Elaborate methods.
  • Estimate a budget and establish a planning of works.
  • Pilot a project referring to Lean Management concepts
  • Communicate in English civil engineering environment

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...