Module title: Quantity Surveying 2

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

Module code: BSV09103
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Engineering & Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

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

2015/6, 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: 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.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200
Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 12 HOURS= 36, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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:

Core - ICE (2014) CESMM4 CIVIL ENGINEERING STANDARD METHOD OF MEASUREMENT: INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780727757517
Core - RICS/BUILDING EMPLOYERS CONFEDERATION (1988) SMM7 STANDARD METHOD OF MEASUREMENT 7TH EDITION: RICS BOOKS, 7th ed. - ISBN: 0854063609
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