Course Title: Building Measurement and Estimating

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Building Measurement and Estimating

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1237

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1275

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (SE1)

BUIL1275

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2018 (SE1)

BUIL1275

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2019 (All)

Course Coordinator: Sajani Jayasuriya

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1403

Course Coordinator Email: sajani.jayasuriya@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.7.60


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course BUIL1226 Introduction to Buildings before you commence this course. 

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

This course is designed to develop the techniques required to measure, quantify and cost construction work. You will be introduced to the measurement rules as stipulated in the Standard Methods of Measurement. Furthermore, you will develop your understanding of the tender documentation.This course will develop your ability to utilise techniques to measure, quantify and cost construction work.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. Input and guidance from representatives from industry will provide feedback on your use of estimating techniques.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Measure quantities of simple structures in accordance with the Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works;
  2. Compile all-in unit rates;
  3. Describe the components in a typical tender document;
  4. Describe the role commercially available software plays in the production of Bills & Quantities.


Overview of Learning Activities

Face-to face workshops provide the key concepts for this course. Hands-on measurement worked examples will be provided during the lecture. Practical tasks and concept tests will be given in order to enhance students’ engagement in the tutorials.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Necessary resources for the course will be available online through Canvas.

I. Suggested Readings

Picken, DH 1999, Building measurement: worked examples, Deakin University Press, Geelong, Vic.
Popescu, C, Phaobunjong, K & Ovararin, N 2003, Estimating building costs, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, Basel.
Available online
Rawlinsons Group 2009, Rawlinsons construction cost guide for housing, small commercial & industrial buildings, 17th edn, Sydney Rawlhouse Publishing, Sydney.
Rawlinsons Group 2009, Rawlinson’s Australian construction handbook, 27th edn, Perth, W.A. Rawlhouse Publishing, Perth, W.A.
Rowings, JE 2003, ‘Construction: construction estimating’, in WF Chen & JYR Liew (eds.) The Civil Engineering Handbook, 2nd edn, CRC PRESS, Boca Raton; London; New York; Washington, D.C.
Strychaz, S 2008, 2008 Current construction costs, 45th edn, Saylor Publications, Chatsworth, Calif.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment consists of:

Task 1: Individual work: Measurement of substructure. 25% weighting. CLO1

Task 2: Group work: Measurement and BOQ preparation for concrete, form work and reinforcement trades.  30% weighting. CLO1 & CLO2.

Task 3: Individual work: In-class quiz. 20% weighting. CLO1, CLO2 & CLO3.

Task 4: Group work: Measurement and BOQ preparation for masonry work and finishes trades. 25% weighting. CLO1, CLO2 & CLO3.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.