Module title: Construction Cost Studies 1

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

Module code: BSV07113
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


Description of module content:

Calculation of quantities for areas, perimeters and volumes and relate to construction details for brickwork, concrete, excavation. Apply composite rates to calculate costs relative to quantities. Use Function Unit Rate and Cost/m2 costing techniques and introduce the elemental cost plan format. Examine the Traditional procurement route and the Design and Build Procurement route. Introduction to the role of the Quantity Surveyor and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Understand the methods and principles of measurement and quantification of construction work in the Built Environment;
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of modern initiatives and current industrial practice in the Built Environment;
LO3: Interpret published construction industry standard costs for new building and refurbishment work;
LO4: Identify the key features of traditional UK procurement strategies.
LO5: Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues of Time, Cost and Quality concerned with project feasibility and implementation.

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