Module Title:Measurement & Estimating
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Projects Private study
Module Aim: The aims of the subject are: (1) to develop a knowledge of measurement, tendering and post contract procedures (2) to teach measurement and estimating skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to describe measurement, tendering and post contract procedures
LO2 to measure and estimate costs of simple building work.
LO3 to describe and demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge of valuation of 'as constructed' work and variations in accordance with the Conditions of Contract.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Measurement of building work (30 hours lectures, 30 hours practicals)
(a) Measurement of simple building structure using current Standard Method of Measurement.
(2) Tendering and estimating (15 hours lectures, 15 hours practicals)
(a) Role of Tender and Contract Documents (b) Plant costing (c) Cost of labour, (d) Preparation of unit rates
(3) Post contract valuation of work (30 hours lectures)
(a) Preparation of valuations (b) Valuation of variations (c) Prime Cost Sums and Provisional Sums (d) Final Accounts (e) Use of general purpose software for these processes
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2 20.00 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 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 240.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 3 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 3 Mandatory