Module title: Quantity Surveying 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08101
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

Module code: BSV07102
Module title: Surveying 1
Examples of equivalent learning: Surveying to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7 in Surveying subjects

2018/9, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Lectures are supported by comprehensive student notes (Module Study Guide Units) written in DL format. Where lectures relate to SMM7 Work Sections students will be expected to conduct preparatory study.
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.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The key skills developed partially align with the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Pathway Competency: Quantification and Costing of Construction Work (T074) at RICS Level 1

Examples of knowledge comprised within this level are:

- The quantification of construction works (including both measurement and definition)

- The various standard methods of measurement

- The costing of construction works

- The measurement of buildings and structures to agreed standards.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment in week 12 based on a Portfolio of Work. The portfolio will require students to demonstrate essential measurement skills to produce a draft Bill of Quantities for a number of SMM7 work sections (varies). Students will be required to commit circa 36 hours in preparing, taking off quantities, drafting items and producing the finished tender document.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) 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 University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Guided independent study 24
Online Guided independent study 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 116
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= 36, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Tender documentation; Notation; SMM7 General Rules; the use of SMM7 in the preparation of Bills of Quantities for new work associated with structural elements, internal finishes, in situ concrete, excavation, joinery, external works; on-site measurement techniques; use of 'Masterbill' direct taking off software; synthesis of drawn and narrative information.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Measurement Practice;
LO2 utilise the Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (SMM7) in the preparation of Bills of
Quantities for New Building Work;
LO3 understand the nature of qualitative and quantitative documentation available in the Construction
Industry and their relative cost significance;
LO4 demonstrate an awareness of Quantity Surveying work practice.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08101 Quantity Surveying 1