1 Brief The Assessment For This Module Consists Of A Written Report Students Are Enc 3059813

1. BRIEF The assessment for this module consists of a written report: • Students are encouraged to start their project work early in the module and to develop their submission alongside their learning. Module tutors are available for consultation on project submissions and are to be treated as another resource available to students. • Students must submit all the project work (coursework) on the agreed Submission Date. Tutors will give feedback and constructive criticism on the direction of the student’s work and how it can be improved. • All submissions for review should be discussed with module tutors in allocated time slots in Week 10. However, the formal (summative) assessment will be based on the student’s final submission via Blackboard. In this coursework, students are expected to complete two tasks with equal weightage of 50%. Task A: (Weightage = 50%) The aim of this part is to enable students to understand construction project risk management system and the importance of risk management, to apply learnt knowledge of risk analysis techniques and methods to analyse risks and to encourage students to give their opinions. Key tasks involve: • Select/assume a construction project. • Provide an overview information of the project. • Identify hazards (or risks) and uncertainties associated with the project by an appropriate technology, e.g. brainstorming/checklist etc. • To analyse risks of the project and pay attention to an appropriate technology, e.g. risk matrix/cash flow/FTA/ETA etc; • To analyse outputs and give suggestions of risk reduction. • To write a formal report fully describing the project and risk management and the improvement recommended Task B: (Weightage = 50%) Identify and select a national UK construction related company and, using information readily available in the public domain (company accounts, annual reports), review the company’s recent business performance and its ability to meet the demands of the future business environment. 1. Provide an overview of the directors’ reports, the profit and loss account and the balance sheet. 2. Use the information to develop a SWOT, PESTLE, Porter’s five forces or BCG analysis. 3. Provide the following financial ratios for at least two years; Liquidity ratios (current ratio and acid test), profitability ratios (ROE, ROCE, Net profit margin and Gross profit margin), efficiency ratios (inventory turnover period, debtor days, creditor days) and funding ratios (Balance Sheet gearing, ordinary dividend cover, interest cover), investment ratios (Dividend per share and EPS). 4. Analyse the potential of Earned Value Financial Analysis as a financial control tool to improve overall Financial Reporting of various projects. 5. Provide a conclusion based on the information gained above to inform where you see the company heading in the future.