Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 4

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 4

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 55.0

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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 procedures and skills necessary to:
• Evaluate an invitation to tender
• Predict the nett cost of construction
• Prepare and submit a tender for commercial buildings up to an effective height of 25m and industrial projects

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5213 Building Quantities and Estimating 3 (ABC078)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC079 Building Quantities & Estimating 4

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and be able to:
• State the issues influencing the decision to accept or reject an invitation to tender.
• Develop a procedure for the collection of the information.
• Compute charge-out rates for labour. Establish labour constants for elements of work
• Establish costing rates for plant and materials.
• Build-up the material, plant and labour elements into unit rates.
• Rate the items in the bill of quantities.
• Extend and check the bill of quantities
• Develop the costs for preliminaries and project overheads.
• Compute the value of general and statutory overheads.
• Prepare a tender for submission.
• State the actions necessary for successful and unsuccessful tenders.

Overview of Assessment

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