QUSU06033 2019 Principles of Quantity Surveying Measurement

General Details

Full Title
Principles of Quantity Surveying Measurement
Transcript Title
Principles of Quantity Surveyi
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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 introduces students to the measurement function, setting down quantities in accordance with a Standard Method of Measurement and the use of mensuration and trigonometry in quantification. 

Learning Outcomes

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


State the principles and practice of taking off building quantities


List the units of measure used in building measurement


Apply traditional conventions in setting down dimensions manually


Employ mensuration and trigonometry rules when measuring basic buildings


Use the Agreed Rules of Measurement

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures and Practicals

Module Assessment Strategies


Continuous assessment and final examination

Repeat Assessments

As per Marks and Standards

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Taking Off Quantities

Units of Measure

Setting Down Dimensions

Description Writing

Mensuration and Trigonometry

Perimeters and Centrelines

Introduction to the Agreed Rules of Measurement

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 Assignments Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam 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 Lecture Theatre Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
20/09/2019 Agreed Rules of Measurement SCSI/CIF

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.

Recommended Reading
28/02/2014 Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying Wiley-Blackwell

Recommended Reading
2015-11-16 Managing Measurement Risk in Building and Civil Engineering John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118561522 ISBN-13 111856152X

Offers quantity surveyors, engineers, building surveyors and contractors clear guidance on how to recognise and avoid measurement risk. The book recognises the interrelationship of measurement with complex contractual issues; emphasises the role of measurement in the entirety of the contracting process; and helps to widen the accessibility of measurement beyond the province of the professional quantity surveyor. For the busy practitioner, the book includes: Detailed coverage of NRM1 and NRM2, CESMM4, Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works and POM(I) Comparison of NRM2 with SMM7 Detailed analysis of changes from CESMM3 to CESMM4 Coverage of the measurement implications of major main and sub-contract conditions (JCT, NEC3, Infrastructure Conditions and FIDIC) Definitions of 5D BIM and exploration of BIM measurement protocols Considerations of the measurement risk implications of both formal and informal tender documentation and common methods of procurement An identification of pre- and post-contract measurement risk issues Coverage of measurement risk in claims and final accounts Detailed worked examples and explanations of computer-based measurement using a variety of industry-standard software packages.

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