Material Management in Construction

Material management in Construction Accredited by CPD Standard Office - Special Offer

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Offer ends 03 December 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
10 Hours
10 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Material Management in Construction

Construction Material Management is an important function for boosting productivity and efficiency in construction projects. The term refers to a combination of processes responsible for the sourcing, purchasing, moving, storing and controlling of materials in an effective and cost-effective manner. While at all times, working toward the goals of the wider construction project. The flow of materials to, through and out of an organisation has a direct impact on its ability to operate accordingly. For optimum efficiency and performance to be achieved, materials management must be both structured and consistently managed at every stage and at every level.

Find out how effective materials management can benefit any construction project with this inspiring tutorial. Explore material planning and control, along with the advantages, limitations and issues confronting material management. Additional subtopics include quality specification, issues relating to purchasing, the advantages of centralised purchasing, material storage and handling issues, rating methods and more.


Material Management in Construction

Construction - Unit Objectives

  • Describe the Scope of material management.
  • Explain the Issues Relating to Purchase and Storage of the material.
  • Describe the Integrated materials management approach.
  • Identify the role of material management in construction

Construction - Unit Topics

  • Material Planning and Control
  • Importance of Material Management
  • Issues Confronting Material Management
  • Advantages
  • Quality Specification
  • Issues Relating to Purchasing
  • Advantages of Centralised Purchasing
  • Rating Methods
  • Issues Relating to Storage and Material Handling
  • Advantages
  • Material Management in Construction

Construction - Unit Benefits:

  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials

Construction - Unit Material

All course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.

Our distance learning course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:

  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links

Construction - Unit assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a course with Brentwood Open Learning College you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor’s help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress.

Who is this course for?

Material Management in Construction

  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Construction workers seeking for CPD
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Staff working in construction industry and wishing to enhance their CVs


Material Management in Construction

No prior knowledge is required to take this course.

*Note: This CPD Unit is offered on special discounted price on REED only and does not include awarding body accreditation charges. At the end of the unit, learner can claim CPD Accredited certificate by paying £35 accreditation fee and postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK).

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Material Management in Construction

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