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
Prerequisites

NA

2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module presents students with the opportunity to take information from drawings and quantify the construction work therein which can then be priced by tendering contractors. Through a series of lectures and workshops, the skills required to identify relevant work and quantify it in accordance with a set of standard measurement rules specified by RICS are learned and as above, presented in a professional format that has become an industry standard. We have a 'use, apply and act' approach which makes Edinburgh Napier graduates highly sought after come graduation time.
The key skills in applying a broad range of costs to various types of buildings is then considered and the students can apply this knowledge to a number of scenarios to build up initial cost proposals for a client.
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.
Innovation and Enterprise:
This module presents students with the opportunity to take information from drawings, quantify the construction work therein which can then be priced by tendering contractors. Through a series of weekly lectures and workshops, the skills required to identify relevant work and quantify it in accordance with a set of standard measurement rules specified by RICS are learned and as above, presented in a professional format that has become an industry standard. We have a 'use, apply andThe module content is considered to be part of a 'working toolbox' of skills that will allow our graduates to gain knowledge, put that knowledge into practice and ultimately be able to advise others on various as the key skills developed partially align with the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway Competencies at Levels 1 & 2 for ‘Quantification and Costing of Construction Works’. e.g.
Level 1:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the principles of quantification and costing of construction works as a basis for the financial management of contracts e.g.
The quantification of construction works.
The measurement of buildings and structures to agreed standards.
Level 2:
Quantifying construction works at various stages of a project.
Supporting equality and diversity:
Materials are provided in hard and soft (VLE) 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.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
A report is required which will demonstrate ability with regards to abstracting quantities from drawings, conducting research on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and identifying the main features of both the Traditional and Design and Build procurement routes in the UK. The assessment counts for 100% of the module grade.

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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-4 12 HOURS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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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