# QUSU06022 2017 Cost Planning

### General Details

Full Title
Cost Planning
Transcript Title
Cost Planning
Code
QUSU06022
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, Trevor McSharry, Paul Donlon
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 will enable the student to practically apply cost planning techniques from inception to contract signing and to maintain value for money during the design stage of an individual project

### Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the factors that influence the cost of buildings

2.

Have an awareness on of how design decisions have on impact on construction costs

3.

Discuss the techniques and stages of pre-contact cost planning

4.

Investigate the benefits of Life Cycle Costing and Value Engineering

5.

Employ sources of cost data for application to current developments

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture

Directed Learning

Independent Learning

Theory and Practical

### Module Assessment Strategies

Continual Assessnment Projects

End of Semester Exam

### Repeat Assessments

Continual Assessnment Projects

Exam

### Indicative Syllabus

Factors That Influence the Cost Of Buildings - Plan Shape, Height, Envelope Area, internal partitions, ratios, buildability, location

Cost Planning during design stage - inception to acceptance, public 5 steps

Cost Modelling, unit method, area/m², reconciliation

Indicative Estimates and Budget Setting, Benchmarking

Structure - National Standard of Building Elements

Estimating – single price, composite, elemental, approximate

Cost Data – sources, BCIS, interrogation of historical data, reliability, manipulation – analysis of previous projects to be used for cost information

Cost Indices – use and approaches, published forms

Whole Life Costs/Life Cycle Costing

Applied Value Engineering/Value Mangement

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

### Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

### Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Cost Planning 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Cost Planning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Cost Planning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours