10 credits at level
Students undertaking courses which contain elements of construction economics and resource management require measurement skills to enable them to accurately cost and allocate resources. In addition this module develops the studentsí abilities to accurately measure and describe building construction works of a more complex nature. The ability to prepare bills of quantities will be further developed to include a variety of manual and electronic techniques. The changing role of the quantity surveyor is also analysed.
1 to develop the student's ability to measure complex structures;
2 to evaluate and apply alternative methods of measurement, including quantities for elemental cost plans, builders quantities, specification and drawings;
3 to further develop the student's ability to prepare bills of quantities and draft preliminary and specification clauses;
4 to understand the link between measurement, cost, allocation of resources and financial risk;
5 to analyse the changing role of the quantity surveyor within the construction industry.
Measurement and description of complex construction works including multi storey commercial and industrial buildings, mechanical and electrical services.
Bill production (20%)
Preparation of bills of quantities including preliminary and specification clauses using a range of techniques and formats. Evaluation of formats and methods of bill production.
The role of the quantity surveyor (20%)
How the quantity surveyor can influence the commercial well-being of construction organisations and construction projects.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Analysis of project designs||Extent of feedback to the designer about possible buildability problems and missing information|
|2.||Synthysis of project designs||The extent to which the completed bills of quantities full describes the work to be executed|
|3.||Critical appraisal||Appreciation of the extent to which detailed quantities may or may not be appropriate|
|4.||Use of appropriate methodological techniques||Compliance with QS measurement conventions|
|5.||Attention to design detail||Comprehensive query lists and all items measured|
|6.||IT skills||Extent to which proprietary software is used to produce contract documentation|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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