Core Module Information
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 Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Consider the factors that affect the decisions made by contracting firms in the UK when tendering for projects; site factors that affect project costs; tendering factors and how to successfully tender for projects; Building Information Modelling (BIM); Traditional and Design and Build procurement routes; understanding client types and their requirements in relation to construction projects; Building Morphology and how building shape affects cost; measuring and understanding the need for Bills of Quantities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the economics of the construction firm and the acquisition of work;
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of modern initiatives and current industrial practice in the Built Environment;
LO3: Describe and explain pre-tender policies used to evaluate priorities, viability, assess risk; evaluate different selection procedures and documentation;
LO4: Identify the key features of traditional UK procurement strategies.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mike Thomson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-4 12 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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