Core Module Information
Module title: Construction Cost Studies 2

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

Module code: BSV08115
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Introduction to Building Economics
Introduction to Design Team Cost Planning and Control
Approximate estimating the total cost for new projects
Estimating the costs for refurbishment and repair work
More advanced approximate estimating

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 explain the background and purpose of Cost Planning and Cost Control and how they interface with the stages of design and construction from inception to completion;
LO2 apply appropriate techniques to estimate for a Client the probable tender price for example new and refurbishment projects;
LO3 demonstrate an understanding of how different design solutions and construction processes impact on project cost and feasibility;
LO4 manipulate building price and cost indices and appropriate historical cost data to prepare a project Cost Plan using BCIS;
LO5 Demonstrate an understanding of how Modern Methods of Construction can contribute towards providing better value for clients when producing initial project costs.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, 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 26
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 13
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 12 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100