QUSU06031 2019 Introduction to Quantity Surveying Software

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Quantity Surveying Software
Transcript Title
Introduction to Quantity Surve
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
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
Sean McGagh
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_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science 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/Estimating software tools available and their functions


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


Develop quantity calculations with on-screen takeoff using digital drawings and the use of cell referencing


Create unit, composite rates, price lists and constants


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

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, functions, library and non-library based models

Maintenance and distribution of electronic file types, creating, importing, exporting, distributing

Graphical User Interfaces, Window Management

Importing digital drawings, on-screen scaling, navigation and multiple drawing management

Estimate Creation, structured descriptions, calcuation sheets, On-Screen digital takeoff, reusing takeoff,

Multiple Item takeoff, Fenestration Takeoff/Deductions, Irregular Shapes

Cell Referencing, reference anatomy and external referencing

Estimating - rate sheets, creating rates, unit rates, composite rates

Export/Import to/from Excel and other Estimating software

Merging Jobs

Creation of electronic a bill of quantities and formatting

Tender/BoQ Analysis (Job Grouping)

Plan Revisions and Editing Takeoff

Job Options

Variations Management

Progress claims, valuations,

Price Lists & Constants

BIM Readers

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
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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 QS/Estimating Software 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified QS/Estimating Software 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources







Other Resources

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

BSS Software (2018) Cubit Training Course, BSS Software, Bray

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