Construction Measurement and Estimating

Subject 702-648 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours a week (48 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Ajibade Aibinu
Subject Overview:

The subject continues examination of financial management of the construction process and practice of the professional quantity surveyor. The subject will concentrate on preparing cost plans, construction price forecasting, and construction cost control techniques. On completion of the subject students should be able to know how to apply standard cost planning techniques to simple buildings; understand the role of cost planning and analysis as a means of managing the design process; understand the process of construction forecasting; and understand when to apply simple modelling processes.

Upon completion of this subject students should:

  • Understand the relationship between various parties involved in the building procurement process.
  • Know how to apply Australian Standard Method of Measurement; and Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement to projects.
  • Understand the role of cost management of building and Civil Engineering Works.
  • Price measured building and civil engineering work items.
  • Understand how to apply cost management processes
  • Understand and describe the various tendering and procurement options commonly in use in the construction industry
Assessment: One practical exercise and one assignment equivalent to 3,000 words 40% (due mid-semester) and one two-hour examination 60% (end of semester). Students are required to achieve a mark of at least 40% in the exam in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: TBC
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
  • Prepare budget estimate for projects
  • assessment and evaluation of applications and provide advice on selection .
  • Ability to effectively participate in a team

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