MEAS06010 2019 Measurement of Mechanical and Electrical Installations

General Details

Full Title
Measurement of Mechanical and Electrical Installations
Transcript Title
Measurement of Mechanical and
N/A %
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_CCEOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Add-On) SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

Assessment, description and measurement, in accordance with ARM of Mechanical and Electrical Installations to domestic building :  Mechanical  -  plant, equipment, pipework, ductwork, insulation;  Electrical  -  equipment, cabling, circuits, conduiting, ducting, telecoms, alarm;  Builder's Work to both 'M' & 'E';  PC Sums, Profit, Attendances, Builder's Work to 'specialist' sub-contractors. 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;


Assess, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, Mechanical Installations (plumbing, heating) to domestic building


Analyse, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, 'Builder's Work' to Mechanical Installations to domestic building


Assess, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, Electrical Installations to domestic building 


Analyse, describe and measure, in accordance with ARM, 'Builder's Work' to Electrical Installations to domestic building


Build Bill of Quantity PC Sum items with associated 'profit'  and/or  'attendances'  and/or  'builder's work' in connection with specialist work to be carried out by a Nominated Sub-Contractor or special materials to be supplied by a Nominated Supplier

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

MEAS06009 201900 QS Measurement of Small Domestic Buildings

Indicative Syllabus

Assessment and identification of items of 'services' in a domestic building, as per ARM, to be measured in accordance with ARM

Analysis. description and measurement of Electrical Installations and associated builder's work to domestic building as per ARM

Assessment, description and measurement of Mechanical Installations and associated builder's work to domestic buildings as per ARM

Building of PC Sums in respect of specialist work/specialist materials to be carried out by/to be supplied by Nominated Sub-Contractors/Nominated Sub-Contractors

Creation of items in respect of 'profit', 'attendances' and 'builder's work' as they apply to the various PC Sum situations


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 1,2,3,4,5

Required & Recommended Book List

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.

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.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings, 6th Edition, by Richard R. Janis and William K.Y. Tao, published by Pearson, ISBN 9780134701639

ARM4 (Agreed Rules of Measurement, 4th Edition)


Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal

URL Resources


Other Resources


Additional Information