problem 1: The Egan report recommended broad ranging changes to the way clients, consultants and contractors inter relate throughout the project cycle. What do you consider to be the most significant influences post Egan on our attitudes and strategic thinking?
problem 2: Drawing on exs from your own broad experience over many years in civil engineering, describe the concept of ‘safety culture’ in the construction industry, commenting on any key changes which have occurred in the past 30 years.
problem 3: Compare the different forms of contract available for use by the civil engineer and describe which you would use under what circumstances. Describe how each of the forms relates to the Egan principles.
problem 4: Describe the advantages of integrated quality, health and safety and environmental management in construction, both in the UK and in developing countries.
problem 5: Describe how you would implement an integrated management system on a new project.
problem 6: Describe the advantages of an integrated quality, health and safety and environmental management system to meet up the needs of a customer.
problem 7: As the manager of a team responsible for highway maintenance and environmental services, describe how you would set up a new management structure which addresses both strategic and day-to-day needs. How would you make sure that works are suitably procured and managed via specification, tender and construction phases?
problem 8: Describe the range of advantages that the client, contractor and supply chain can expect to see when entering into a partnering relationship in the design and construction of civil engineering projects.
What disadvantages are there and what management systems would you propose to minimize them?
problem 9: As a Principal Engineer within a civil engineering consultancy, propose how integrated quality, health and safety and environmental management systems could be implemented. How would such systems benefit both the client and the wider community?