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This subject deals with building works measurement and tendering processes. It provides students with the skills of pricing of measured items of building works and the building-up of unit rates for pricing.
Topics covered include computerised building measurement and documentation including the;
- Processes of preparing Bills of Quantities (BoQ), including on screen take off and types of bill formats and their uses;
- The use of Formulae, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Abbreviations to measure and describe building works;
- Basic principles of measurement and description of works: the use of Australian Standard Method of Measurement (ASMM) for producing construction tender documents;
- Measurement and description of specific Trades: Groundworks, Concrete work (including reinforcement and formwork), Masonry, Roofing, and Internal Finishes for simple residential building.
Prescribed software programs with no cost
RiB CostX Educational ver 6.9
Details of software availability and pricing are captured at: https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/current-students/student-experience/it-support
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should:
- Be able to describe the role of cost management of building works.
- Be able apply the Australian Standard Method of Measurement to quantification of the works for simple buildings.
- Be able to measure and prepare bill of quantities for ground works; masonry; concrete/reinforcement and form work; simple timber pitched timber roof; roofing, and finishes.
- Be able to price measured building work items.
- Be able to describe the application of computer software to measurement of building works.
- Know how to apply cost forecasting methods at pre-construction stage.
- Be able to explain the theory and practice of competitive tendering.
At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
- Effective participation as a team member.
- Written, verbal and visual presentation of ideas
- Correct use of technical terminology relating to cost planning and quantification of building works
- Information gathering and critical synthesis skills
- The ability to apply relevant processes and standards to specific examples
- Identification and familiarity with building components
- Understanding of construction documentation used in residential construction.
Last updated: 16 November 2023