Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL5985C

Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager
Melissa Tinetti
Ph: +61 3 9925 4338
Email: Melissa.Tinetti@rmit.edu.au

Matthew Sweeney
Ph: +61 3 9925 4105
Email: Matthew.Sweeney@rmit.edu.au 

Appointment by email

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Element:

1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.
1.2. Project plans and specifications are read and understood.
1.3. Levels, heights, gradients and other measurements are interpreted.
1.4. Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard industry practice.

Element:

2. Identify and calculate labour costs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated.
2.2. Labour hours for non-contract elements of on-site work are calculated.
2.3. Costs or rates for required on-site work are calculated.

Element:

3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified.
3.2. Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated.
3.3. Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts.
3.4. Supplier prices for materials and consumables are obtained.
3.5. Plant or equipment requirements are identified and costed.

Element:

4. Develop estimated project costs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied.
4.2. Estimates of unit costs are determined and applied as appropriate.
4.3. Costs to the project of WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, seeking approvals, waste management site fees and other statutory or additional costs are identified and applied.
4.4. Company overhead recovery and margins are applied.
4.5. Completed estimated project costs are calculated for inclusion in a tender or bill.

 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.


Teaching Schedule

Session 1: Introduction, Plans, Specifications and Measurements.

Session 2: Labour & Site costs, Materials Break-downs.

Session 3: Materials Costs, Plant and Equipment.

Session 4: Regulations, Profit, Overheads and Overview.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works
Building Code of Australia - Vol 2
Australian Standard 1684 - Timber Framing
Australian Standard 2870 - Slab and Footings
The above mention Australian Standard resources are available from the library at
http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp  


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Weight

Assessment 1

Formative

S/NYS

Assessment 2

Part A - Summative - (Workbook)

35%

Assessment 2

Part B Summative - (Workbook)

50%

Assessment 3

Summative assessment

15%

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2 Part AAssessment 2 Part BAssessment 3
1.1X   
1.2X   
1.3X   
1.4X   
2.1 X 
2.2 X 
2.3 X 
3.1 X 
3.2 X 
3.3 XX 
3.4  X  
3.5 X X 
4.1 XX 
4.2  XX 
4.3  XX 
4.4   X
4.5   X

 


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Formative

Formative assessment activities are to be completed by the student and achieve a (S) satisfactory mark prior to any final marking as a demonstration of competency.

Assessment 2 Part A: 35% of Grade
A summative workbook project shall be completed. This is a project-based assessment and includes individual elements to complete within a workbook.

Assessment 2 Part B: 50% of Grade
A summative workbook project shall be completed. This is a project-based assessment and includes individual elements to complete within a workbook.

Assessment 3: 15% of Grade
Summative assessment activities are to be completed by the student and achieve a (S) satisfactory mark prior to any final marking as a demonstration of competency.

Assessment Schedule:

Assessment 1: Formative

Due: Week 4

Assessment 2 Part A: 35% of Grade

Due: Week 7

Assessment 2 Part B: 50% of Grade

Due: Week 15

Assessment 3: 15% of Grade

Due: Week 16


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2 Part AAssessment 2 Part BAssessment 3
1.1X   
1.2X   
1.3X   
1.4X   
2.1 X 
2.2 X 
2.3 X 
3.1 X 
3.2 X 
3.3 XX 
3.4  X  
3.5 X X 
4.1 XX 
4.2  XX 
4.3  XX 
4.4   X
4.5   X

  

Graded Assessment
You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all formative assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

Grade Table
NYC Not Yet Competent / NYS in any of the above assessments
GAG Competent – Pass
CC Competent – Credit
CDI Competent – Distinction
CHD Competent – High Distinction

 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentr e to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability  to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

 

Performance Criteria

1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.
1.2. Project plans and specifications are read and understood.
1.3. Levels, heights, gradients and other measurements are interpreted.
1.4. Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard industry practice.

2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated.
2.2. Labour hours for non-contract elements of on-site work are calculated.
2.3. Costs or rates for required on-site work are calculated.

3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified.
3.2. Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated.
3.3. Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts.
3.4. Supplier prices for materials and consumables are obtained.
3.5. Plant or equipment requirements are identified and costed.

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