|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces the quantification of building works. It covers the principles and practice of measurement in simple residential construction including the application and use of the Australian Standard Method of Measurement (ASMM) of Building works in practice. It covers the following aspects: writing description/specifications for measured building items; purpose and preparation of Bill of Quantities (BoQ); Processes of preparing BoQ including: taking-off, working-up, abstracting and billing; types of bill formats and their uses; basic principles of measurement and description of the following: groundworks (ordinary strip foundation on flat sites – linear) and superstructure (walls – masonry, and partitions including cladding; floors in concrete, reinforcement and formwork, simple timber pitched roof, Roofing, and finishes); Concept of BoQ estimating, pricing of items and introduction to building-up of rates for work items; Introduction to computerised measurement; Tender process.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Understand and apply the Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) to quantification of the works for simple buildings;
- Measure quantities for groundworks, masonry (Brickwork), concrete/reinforcement and formwork, simple timber pitched timber roofs, cladding, and finishes;
- Describe a bill of quantities;
- Design and develop a bill of quantities for groundworks, masonry (Brickwork), concrete/reinforcement and formwork, simple timber pitched timber roofs, cladding, and finishes;
- Design a financial plan for a building by investigating and pricing items in a Bill of Quantities (BoQ);
- Explain the application of computer software to measurement of building works;
- Demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of competitive tendering;
- Understand and communicate the role of cost management of building works.
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 quantification of building works and cost estimating;
- Information gathering and critical synthesis skills;
- Identification and familiarity with building components;
- Understanding of construction documentation used in residential construction.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL10005||Understanding the Built Environment||
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL30040||Measurement of Building Works||
Recommended background knowledge
Basic computer skills.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Assignment 1: Group assignment focusing on measurement of quantities for (i) Masonry Trade and (ii) Finishes Trade (800 word equivalent per student), due in week 5, (20%);
- Assignment 2 – Individual assignment focusing on measurement of quantities for (iii) Roofing Trade and (iv) Woodwork Trade (800 word equivalent), due in week 7, (20%);
- Assignment 3 – Individual assignment focusing on measurement of quantities for (v) Excavation Works, (vi) Concrete, (vii) Formwork, and (viii) Reinforcement (1600 word equivalent), due week 9 (40)%;
- Assignment 4 – Group assignment: (ix) Pricing Bills of Quantities (800 word equivalent), due week 12 (20%).
- Attendance and participation in 80% of the tutorials is a mandatory requirement for passing this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Timothy O'Leary Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1 x 2 hour lecture per week; 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
- Marsden, P. (1998) Basic Building Measurement, University of NSW Press.
- AIQS et al (1990) Australian Standard Method of Measurement, AIQS & MB-CHAA.
- Picken, D. (1999) Building Measurement: Worked Examples, Deakin University Press.
- Sierra, J.J.E. (1991) Building Measurement: A Guide to the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works, OTEN.
- Subject notes
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer (in particular the University's Learning Management System - LMS) for access to information and for online discussion and communication with their tutors and their peers.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
- Breadth options
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.