Subject: Management and Organization of Construction

Scientific Area:

Civil Engineering


80 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Contribute to the future civil engineers training in construction coordination, inspection, and construction management. Enunciate, interpret and solve engineering problems in order to practice civil engineering with analytical capacity, critical thinking and innovative sense. Search and select the information needed to support solutions in civil engineering context. Contact with construction world for the preparation of contracts, cost estimations, and construction site and equipment definition.
2 - Contact with construction world for the preparation of contracts, cost estimations, and construction site and equipment definition.


1 - Qualification system for Building and Construction Companies. 1. Specific regulations. 2. Access and permanence. 3. Permits. 4. Procedure Requirements. 5. Professional associations: Association of the Engineers and Association of the Technical Engineers.
2 - Procurement. 1. Procurement organization. 2. Types of procurements. 3. Proposals. 4. Proposals evaluation. 5. Contract and assignment.
3 - Project. 1. Specific regulations. 2. Waste management plan. 3. Types of projects. 4. Elements of a project. 5. Measurement rules. 6. Budgeting the construction works.
4 - Construction Equipment. 1. Cost of using the construction equipment. 2. Characterization of construction equipment. 3. Production of construction equipment.
5 - Organization and Implementation of Construction Sites. 1. Characterization of construction sites elements. 2. Design of construction sites.
6 - Methodology to Calculate the Detailed Costs.
7 - Payment of Construction Works. 7.1. Payment modalities and advancements. 7.2. Periodically measuring for payment. 7.3. Price revision.


FONSECA, M. Santos , 2002 , Regras de Medição na Construção, 10ª edição , Lisboa : LNEC
BRANCO, José da Paz , 1983 , Rendimentos de Mão-de-Obra, Materiais e Equipamentos de Construção Civil (Tabelas), 10ª edição , Lisboa : LNEC
DIAS, L. Alves , 2016 , Organização e Gestão de Obras - Documento de apoio à disciplina , Lisboa : I.S.T.
REIS, A. Correia dos , 2009 , Organização e Gestão de Obras , Lisboa : Edições Técnicas E.T.L.
BRANCO, José da Paz , 1993 , Organização de Estaleiros na Construção Civil , Lisboa : E. P. Gustave Eiffel,
MANSO, A. Costa; FONSECA, M. Santos; ESPADA, J. Carvalho , 2013 , Informação sobre Custos. Fichas de rendimentos (2 vols) , Lisboa : LNEC

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Oral and written presentations of the course syllabus. Application of practical examples to consolidate the theory. Test (minimum classification: 8.00) that covers various topics of the course, with 50% weight in the final evaluation. with the objective of evaluating theoretical knowledges and problem solving capacity. Work of practical application of the subjects taught, with 50% weight in the final evaluation, and study visits.