MEAS06009 2019 QS Measurement of Small Domestic Buildings

General Details

Full Title
QS Measurement of Small Domestic Buildings
Transcript Title
QS Measurement of Small Domest
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Subject Area
MEAS - Measurement
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Pat Carter
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

Identification, evaluation, description and measurement of 'simple' building (garage, one bed apartment) in accordance with ARM  -  consideration of strip foundations, conventional superstructure (blockwork, in-situ concrete, precast concrete), 'cut' timber roof structures, roof coverings, some finishings (introduction)  -  in accordance with ARM. Measurement software will be an essential element of the learning practice in this module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, a complete basic domestic-type building substructure ('strip' foundation)


Assess, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, superstructure to basic domestic-type building  -  walls (concrete and blockwork parts), roofs


Appraise, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, roofing (pitched  -  coverings, detailing) to basic domestic-type building 


Categorise/schedule, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, completions (doors, windows) and finishings (floors, walls, ceilings) to basic domestic-type building

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), and guest lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach addresses student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach brings students together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment 100%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

QUSU06033 201900 Principles of Quantity Surveying Measurement

Indicative Syllabus

Examine ARM (Agreed Rules of Measurement 4) and analyse it's application to the measurement of building work

Choose and consider appropriate sketches/building which will encompass all areas to be described and measured as per ARM

Analysis of work involved in description and measurement of substructure (based on 'strip' foundation) to basic domestic-type building as per ARM

Determination of requirements in relation to description and measurement of superstructure (walling, roofing) to basic domestic-type building as per ARM

Assessment, description and measurement of completions and finishings to basic domestic-type building as per ARM

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2009 Seeley and Winfield's Building Quantities Explained Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0230580149 ISBN-13 9780230580145

This text aims to meet the needs of students studying building measurement in the early years of quantity surveying and building degree courses. 27 worked examples embracing all the principal building elements are included.

Recommended Reading
2016-04-14 Building Construction Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781317442165 ISBN-13 1317442164

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

'ARM4' (Agreed Rules of Measurement, 4th Edition)

'Homebond House-Building Manual' by National House-Building Guarantee Scheme

Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal

URL Resources

National Standard Building Elements and Design Cost Control Procedures   -

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