Core Module Information
Module title: Construction Cost Studies 1 (GA)

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

Module code: BSV07403
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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 in the Built Environment;
LO2: Interpret published construction industry standard costs for new building work;
LO3: Identify the key features of traditional UK procurement strategies.
LO4: Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues of Time, Cost and Quality concerned with project feasibility and implementation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, 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 16
Face To Face Tutorial 3
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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