Module title: Construction Cost Studies

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07109
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


Description of module content:

Tender documentation - Bills of Quantities, Specification; interpretation and understanding of Architect's and Engineers' drawings; industry standard notation practices; SMM7 General Rules; the use of SMM7 in the preparation of Bills of Quantities for new work associated with brickwork, internal finishes, in situ concrete, excavation, joinery; on-site measurement techniques; synthesis of drawn and narrative information; appreciation of the techniques required for estimating the approximate cost of a building for budgeting purposes; introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its industry application; the introduction of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM2) and its application and relevance to the construction industry; importance of the accurate quantification of works to the client and the contractor in both pre-contract and post-contract contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of measurement practice and the quantification of construction works;
LO2: Interpret the published construction industry standard methods for new building work;
LO3: Identify the key features of traditional UK procurement strategies.
LO4: Demonstrate an awareness of current Quantity Surveying work practice.
LO5: Identify any opportunities for improving the measurement and quantification processes maximising the use of current and developing technologies.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07109 Construction Cost Studies