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BULD6007 - Measurement & Tendering

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Title:Measurement & Tendering
Long Title:Measurement & Tendering Procedures
Module Code:BULD6007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Building Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: Mark Higgins
Module Description: This module will outline the skills necessary to measure and tender for building works and elements of buildings. The roles and duties from the professional quantity surveyor and contractors' perspectives will be examined.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the skills necessary for the measurement of domestic construction and measurement of construction elements.
LO2 Prepare measurement scope sequencing.
LO3 Measurement of defined elements of construction.
LO4 Outline the role of the quantity surveyor and identify the duties to be undertaken at the different stages of the construction process from opposing perspectives.
LO5 Describe and understand the tendering process and outline the procedure in relation to acquiring construction work.
LO6 Examine the ways in which tenders may be prepared and identify the processes involved.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Measurement
Measurement of a variety of substructure elements. Measurement of external and internal wall elements including partitions. Measurement of floors, solid and suspended.
Principles of Measurement
Use of ARM4 and its application to a bill of quantities. Understanding the importance of using ARM4 for proper pricing of construction works.
Procedures
Understanding the tender process and the preparation of tenders. Pricing of construction work outlining the role of the main contractor and quantity surveyor within the overall process.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other In-class assessment. 1,2,3,4 60.0 Week 8
Project Prepare a report on tendering procedures and bid submission. 5,6 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Review of course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory on course topics and worked examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review of lecture notes and recommended material. 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ivor Seeley 1999, Building Quantities Explained, 5th Ed., Macmillian Distribuition Limited London [ISBN: 0333719727]
  • Ivor Seeley 1997, Quantity Surveying Practice, 2nd Ed., Macmillian Distribution Limited London [ISBN: 0333689070]
  • Ivor H. Seeley, Roger Winfield, Alan V. Hore (Editor), Maria O'Kelly (Editor), Rita Scully (Editor) 2011, Seeley and Winfield's Building Quantities Explained: Irish Edition [ISBN: 978-0-230-58014-5]
  • Chartered Institute of Building 2009, Code of Estimating Practice, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell UK [ISBN: 9781405129718]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Book: SCS & CIF 2009, Agreed Rules of Measurement 4, SCS, Dublin
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 2 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 4 Mandatory
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 2 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 2 Mandatory

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