Module Title:Measurement, Tendering & Valuation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, Private study, Group & individual project work
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to develop a greater knowledge, understanding of and competency in Quantity Surveying Practice and Procedure (2) to develop a greater knowledge, understanding of and competency in Measurement, Estimating Practice and Tendering Procedures
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 prepare common documents used in the tendering process
LO2 measure advanced building works in accordance with various Standard Methods of Measurement
LO3 estimate costs, prepare and submit a tender for a construction project
LO4 use measurement and estimating skills and contract knowledge in an integrated manner
LO5 value work in progress and on completion
LO6 evaluate valuation submissions and claims from contractors
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Preparation Of Tender Documentation For Main And Sub- Contract Works
(a) Drafting of preliminaries and preambles clauses (b) Specification writing (c) Selecting appropriate forms of contract and sub-contract (d) Examination and comparison of different methods of measurement (ARM, NRM, POMI, CESMM, MMRW, MMHW)
(2) Advanced Measurement Of Construction Work
(a) Complex structural elements (b) Complex completion elements (c) Spot items, shoring and temporary work (d) Piling works (e) Structural steel shoring (f) Diaphragm walls and deep basements (g) Underpinning (h) External works and siteworks (i) Electrical installations (j) Mechanical installations
(3) Post Contract Quantity Surveying
(a) Interim valuations for payment (b) Re-measurement of provisional quantities (c) Variation accounts (d) Inflation (e) Contractual Claims (f) Cost Implications associated with contractual arrangements (g) Cost Control Systems and Strategies
(4) Advanced Estimating
(a) Resource Costs (b) Project Overheads (c) Approximate estimating techniques (d) Allowing for / Managing Risk and Uncertainty (e) Allowing for Inflation (f) Tendering Practice and Procedures (g) Contractor's approach estimating (h) Tender analysis (i) Tendering strategy and tender performance (j) Post tender negotiation (k) Sub-contractor evaluation and management (l) Cash-flow preparation (m) Cost / Value Reconciliation (n) Value Engineering
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4 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 1,2,3,4,5,6 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 5.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Total Hours 300.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 7 Mandatory