Module title: Quantity Surveying 2

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09103
School Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying

Module code BSV08101
Module title Quantity Surveying 1
Examples of equivalent learning Quantity Surveying equivalent to SCQF level 8

further information 2014/5, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: NAPIER
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: MR WILLIAM GOODALL
Module Organiser:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (Module Study Guide Units) written in DL format. Where lectures relate to CESMM3/SMM7 Work Sections students will be expected to conduct preparatory study.
Tutorials are based around developing 'measurement skills' based on worked examples supported by model answers produced as Student Learning Aids.
Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching units and have weekly directed reading.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The key skills developed partially align with the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway Competency: Quantification and Costing of Construction Work (T074) at RICS Level 2

Apply your knowledge to the quantification and costing of construction engineering works, including the use
of appropriate standard methods of measurement and forms of cost analysis. Carrying out measurement
and costing of works at all stages of the construction engineering process.

Examples of activities and knowledge comprised within this level are:
- Quantifying engineering works at the various stages of a project
- Producing pricing documents such as bills of quantities, schedules of activities/works, schedules of rates or contract sum analyses.
- Carrying out the costing of construction works by methods such as tendered rates, quotations or dayworks.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment in week 12 based on a Portfolio of work. The portfolio will require students to demonstrate essential professional skills to produce Tender Documents for engineering work. Students will be expected to commit circa 36 hours in deciding, preparing, taking off and producing the finished Tender Document for a specified project.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) formats to ensure their availability to all students on the module.
Timetabled academic supervision is available in each teaching week of the module to support students in addition to the normal tutorial time allocation.

The construction industry is global and extends across all real estate and infrastructure markets. Quantity surveyors work in all sectors of the construction industry worldwide. In infrastructure it covers roads, railways, waterways, airports, sea ports, coastal defences, power generation and utilities.Quantity surveyors may also work in process engineering, such as chemical engineering plants or oil rigs. Many quantity Surveyors are employed overseas on infrastructure projects.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
FACE TO FACE Lecture 24
FACE TO FACE Tutorial / Seminar / Class Groupwork 24
Independent Learning Other 36
Independent Learning Individual Learning Activities 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

What you will learn and what this module is about:

On this module you will learn about the application of quantitative and qualitative communication within the construction industry. The module has a particular focus on the preparation of tender documents for work of a Civil Engineering or Services Engineering nature. In addition the complexities of quantifying and costing of work of an alteration nature will be considered.

Description of module content:

Scope and Context of CE Measurement
Fundamental Principles of CESMM3
CESMM3 Approach
Piling Work / Sheet Steel Piling
Road Construction;Roads, excavation, filling, surfacing
Excavation Work
Concrete Structures Classes F, G & H of CESMM
Engineering Services; Introduction/SMM7 Approach
Electrical Installations; SMM7 Electrical Measurement
Plumbing and Heating; HCWS Measurement/Heating
Above Ground Drainage;Installations; SMM7
Air Conditioning
Professional Practice for the Quantity Surveyor

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 apply the principles of measurement and description to Civil Engineering Works;
LO2 apply the principles of measurement and description to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Water Supply, Drainage, Electrical Work and Communication Installations;
LO3 appreciate the role of Quantity Surveyors operating in the specialist fields of engineering;
LO4 critically appraise the nature and content of project documentation;
LO5 apply aspects of Professional Practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

T1 The SMM of Building Works SMM7 Revised and the CESMM3 are essential text and all students taking this module should have their own copies of these books.
T2 Measurement of Building Services; George P Murray; Macmillan; 1997.
T3 Civil Engineering Quantities (6th Edition) - Ivor H Seeley and George P Murray, Palgrave, 2001
T4 Advanced Building Measurement - Seeley & Murray, Palgrave, 2001
T5 Building Measurement - A D Packer, Longman, 1996

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