MEAS08002 2019 Measurement of Civil Engineering Works

General Details

Full Title
Measurement of Civil Engineering Works
Transcript Title
Measurement of Civil Engineeri
Code
MEAS08002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MEAS - Measurement
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Pat Carter
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Quantity Surveying SG_JQNTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying
Description

The module will appraise and analyse Civil Engineering-type structures and constructions and will create structured description writing and measurement practice in a cross-section of areas  -  'general items', piling, bridges, retaining structures, watermains, roads, conventional buildings (associated with Civil Engineering work  -  ie 'pumphouse'), drainage, tunnelling, cofferdams  -  and will select the rules and regulations of CESMM4 and the software package 'Mudshark' in describing and measuring some/all of the work. 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;

1.

Analyse the document CESMM and it's application to the preparation of descriptions and measurement in the creation of a Bill of Quantities for work of a Civil Engineering nature  -  tabulation, coding, description classification; applying the software package 'Mudshark' to compliment areas of the work; describe and measure 'general items' as they apply to a 'given project'

2.

Analyse, describe and measure bridges, piling and retaining structures in accordance with CESMM

3.

Schedule work associated with watermains and drainage; describe and measure both in accordance with the rules and regulations of CESMM 

4.

Assess, describe and measure roads and conventional buildings (associated with Civil Engineering work  -  ie 'pumphouse') in accordance with CESMM

5.

Determine the Bill of Quantity requirements when measuring tunnelling and cofferdams  -  describe and measure as per CESMM for inclusion in a Bill of Quantities

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

Final Examination 100%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Analyse the document CESMM (Civil Engineering Method of Measurement) and it's application to description writing and measurement; describe and measure 'General Items' for a 'given project'

Analyse, describe and measure bridges, piling and retaining structures in accordance with CESMM

Schedule work associated with watermains and drainage, describe and measure both in accordance with CESMM

Assess, describe and measure roads and conventional buildings (associated with Civil Engineering work  -  ie 'pumphouse') in accordance wit CESMM

Determine the Bill of Quantity requirements when measuring tunnelling and cofferdams  -  describe and measure as per CESMM 

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
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Measurement of Civil Engineering Works 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Measurement of Civil Engineering Works 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Measurement of Civil Engineering Works 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Measurement of Civil Engineering Works 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

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

'Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 4th Edition', published by ICE Publishing, 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP

'Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 4th Edition' EXAMPLES, published by ICE Publishing, 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP

Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal

URL Resources

Engineers Ireland   -    http://www.engineersireland.ie/home.aspx

Transport Infrastructure Ireland  -  Method of Measurement :    https://constructionprocurement.gov.ie/16-august-2017-method-of-measurement-for-road-works/