Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week; 1x2 hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| The subject 702-252 (ABPL20041) The Construction Context may be taken concurrently with this subject. |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None specified|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None specified|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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|Subject Overview:||This subject aims to give students the knowledge of the processes involved in establishing and maintaining client’s budget at the design stage. It provides students with skills needed to effectively monitor the budget for a simple building project on a regular basis during the design stage by cost planning of evolving design, and preparing cost estimate at detailed design and tender documentation stage. Topics covered include Design Economics; Cost planning and control in building design: cost estimating procedure and simple cost modeling techniques. Quantification, measurement, and documentation including the following aspects: purpose and preparation of BoQ; Processes of preparing BoQ including: taking-off, working-up, abstracting and billing; types of bill formats and their uses; basic principles of measurement and description of works: the use of Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) for construction works in practice, principles of measurement and description of the following: substructure (ordinary strip foundation on flat sites – linear) and superstructure (walls and partitions including cladding; floors in timber and concrete, simple flat concrete roof, simple pitched timber roof, Roofing, finishes). Concept of BoQ estimating, pricing of items and building-up of rates for work items. Introduction to computerized measurement. Tender process.|
|Objectives:||Upon completion of this subject students should: |
Students are required to achieve a mark of at least 40% in the exam in order to pass the subject.
Attendance and participation in 80% of the tutorials is a mandatory requirement for passing the continuous assessment component of this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:||Picken, D. Basic Building Measurement, Deakin University Press, 1999. |
AIQS et al. Australian Standard Method of Measurement. AIQS & MB-CHAA, 1990.
Smith, J. and Jaggar, D. Building Cost Planning for the Design Team, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Australia, 2007.
|Recommended Texts:||Mooney, J. The Evolution of the Quantity Surveyor, Melbourne: Butterworth Heinemann, 1999. |
Marsden, P. The Measurement Process, Crisp Publication, 1989.
Seeley, Ivor H. Building Quantities Explained, The MacMillan Press, 1979.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:||At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities: |
|Notes:||Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access the internet-enabled computer (in particular the University's Learning Management System - LMS) for access to information and for online discussion and communication with their tutors and their peers.|
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