QUSU06009 2012 Estimating Software

General Details

Full Title
Estimating Software
Transcript Title
Estimating Software
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Sean McGagh
Programme Membership
SG_JCONS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Costing SG_JQUAN_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JCONS_B07 201400 Bachelor of Science in Construction Cost Management SG_JQUAN_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying

This module explores all pre- and post-contract functions of a selected estimating/quantity surveying software package

Learning Outcomes

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


Outline the various QS software tools available


Create, store, distribute, import/export projects between various software packages


Develop quantity calculations and create unit and composite rates


Prepare, edit and print electronic estimates, bills of quantities, progress claims, valuations and variations


Analyse estimate resources both elementally and in trade format

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuotus Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Types of QS Software, library and non-library based models

Maintenance and distribution of electronic, backing up, restoring, distributing,

Navigation, create electronic a bill of quantities, summaries, structured descriptions, provisional/PC sums,

taking-off quantities into calculation sheets, units of measure, dynamic/global dims, calculation functions, 

copying/editing estimates/bills, printing, split-screens, unit codes, formatting, settings

creating estimates, unit rate sheets, composite rates, tender analysis, rate revisions, subcontractor comparisons, trade/elemental analysis

progress claims, valuations,

variations, variation reports

importing/exporting/formatting estimates/bills between software/preadsheet formats

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Estimating Software 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Estimating Software 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Sun, M. & Howard, R. (2003) Understanding IT in Construction, Routledge

Other Resources

BSS Software (2011) Buildsoft Driving Licence Manual, BSS Software, Bray

BSS Software (2012) BT2 Training Course, BSS Software, Bray

Additional Information