QUSU06009 2017 Estimating Software

General Details

Full Title
Estimating Software
Transcript Title
Estimating Software
Code
QUSU06009
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Sean McGagh
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction SG_CCONS_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_CCEOL_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics (Online)
Description

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;

1.

Outline the various QS software tools available

2.

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

3.

Develop quantity calculations and create unit and composite rates

4.

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

5.

Analyse estimate resources both elementally and in trade format

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Instruction is by means of weekly tutorials to be held in a computer laboratory providing students with the opportunity to present solutions to the tutor on pre-determined tasks. Audio visual aids are used by the tutor in the form of slide projections mainly to elaborate on content and to stimulate discussion.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuotus Assessment

Repeat Assessments

As per current IT Sligo Marks and Standards

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 Not Specified Estimating Software 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
Laboratory Practical Not Specified Estimating Software 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Estimating Software 4 Weekly 4.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Estimating Software 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

URL Resources

http://www.bsssoftware.co.uk/buildsoft-global/

http://www.bsssoftware.co.uk/cubit-standard/

http://www.bsssoftware.co.uk/cubit-pro/

 

 

 

Other Resources

BSS Software (2012) Buildsoft Driving Licence Manual, BSS Software, Bray

BSS Software (2017) Cubit Training Course, BSS Software, Bray

Additional Information

None