Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 3

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

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Course Description

This module will provide the learner with the procedures and skills to take-off the nett quantities used in commercial buildings up to an effective height of 25m and industrial buildings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5200 Building Quantities and Estimating 1 (ABC076)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC078 Building Quantities & Estimating 3

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and be able to:
• Describe the roles of the Quantity Surveyor and the Builders Surveyor. Describe formats for various Bills of Quantities.
• Description and measurement in the billing’s quantity
• Take-off quantities for bulk and detailed excavation.
• Take-off quantities for concrete, reinforcement and formwork.
• Take-off quantities for masonry and stone work.
• Take-off quantities for structural steelwork and metalwork.
• Take-off quantities for fitting out.
• Take-off quantities for finishing trades.
• Take-off quantities for building services

Overview of Assessment

A combination of the following :
- Assignment
- Learning outcome test
- Written examination