Module Title:Measurement and Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Private study Individual & Group Project Work
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to develop advanced measurement, estimating and management skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to measure and estimate costs of advanced building works and building services manually and using appropriate software
LO2 to perform basic economic analysis of different building solutions and advise on the basis of the analysis
LO3 to prepare and analyse critical path programmes both manually and using appropriate computer software;
LO4 to review Health and Safety legal requirements and assist with Health and Safety management
LO5 to collate and analyze cost data and prepare a cost plan
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Measurement And Estimating Cost Of Building Work (30 hours lectures, 30 hours practicals)
(a) Measurement of building completions, finishes and siteworks (b) Measurement of building services (c) Estimating for building services (d) Use of measurement and estimating software
(2) Cost Analysis / Planning (40 hours lectures)
(a) Historical Cost Data and Sources, published and private (b) Design Economics and Quality implications (c) Cost Analysis, Use of Indices (d) Cost Planning (e) Evaluation of Whole Life Costs
(3) Project Management (30 hours lectures, 20 hours practicals)
(a) Theory and process of project management (b) Critical Path / Network Analysis techniques (c) Resource planning, management and reporting techniques (d) Monitoring and reporting progress (e) Use of Microsoft Project and other software
(4) Safety Management (30 hours lectures)
(a) Health and Safety legislation and regulations (b) Health and Safety at Design / Construction Stage / Post Construction Stage (c) Risk assessment and management
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 360.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 5 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 5 Mandatory