QUSU06043 2019 QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings

General Details

Full Title
QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings
Transcript Title
QS Measurement of Domestic Bui
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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
Pat Carter, Ruairi ODriscoll
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_CCEOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Construction Economics (Add-On) SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

This module will enable students to; Identify documentation required for the preparation of Bills of Quantities; Use appropriate software to undertake the description and measurement of substructures, superstructures, roofing, completions, finishings to single-storey detached dwelling houses  -  varying plan shapes, varying gable shapes.  All in accordance with prescribed measurement methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

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


Identify the documentation required for preparation of Bills of Quantities                                       


Describe and measure substructures to single-storey detached dwelling houses - varying layouts (rectangular, LC and H plan shapes); incorporate measurement of reinforcement from schedules                                                                                   


Describe and measure superstructures to single-storey detached dwelling houses - varying gable shapes


Describe and measure roofing to single-storey detached dwelling houses - varying layouts (rectangular, LC and H plan shapes) 


Describe and measure range of completions and differing finishes to single-storey dwelling houses

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include lectures / online lectures for online students (via adobe connect or similar), and guest lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach addresses student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach brings students together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Coursework & Continuous Assessment



Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

Documentation required for measurement of single-storey dwelling house - drawings (plan, elevations, sections), details, specification                                                                                            

Description and measurement of all work to substructure of single-storey dwelling house - varying plan shapes; measurement of steel reinforcement from bar bending schedules                                                                                                                             

Description and measurement of superstructure of single-storey dwelling house - varying gable shapes              

Description and measurement of roofing to single-storey dwelling houses (pitched, flat) - varying roof shapes                                                                                                                               

Description and measurement of completions and finishes to single-storey dwelling house

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment - QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings Continuous Assessment Assessment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings 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
Lecture Online QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings 5 Weekly 5.00
Directed Learning Not Specified QS Measurement of Domestic Buildings 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1999 Building Quantities Explained Palgrave Macmillan Limited
ISBN 0333719727 ISBN-13 9780333719725

This guide is a thorough rewrite and update of a classic text used by generations of students that utilizes a standardized and structured approach in line with current QS practice. It includes many new worked examples, figures, and schedules and is filled with clear, handwritten dimensions with detailed explanatory notes. An introduction to computerized measurement is also provided.

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
2014-03-17 Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118499207 ISBN-13 1118499204

The measurement of building elements is a core subject for quantity surveying students. Responding to the recently published second volume of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM2) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the 12th edition of Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying explains, from first principles and to NRM2 standards, the measurement process for all the key building elements. This edition begins with an overview of the need for measurement and the differing rules governing measurement at different stages of the design or project cycle. As in previous editions the focus remains the detailed measurement of building elements, but the text has been fully revised in line with the NRM2 rules. A range of new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM2 rules are a key feature of the book, which concludes with guidance on how to use the data collected during the measurement process to create the tender documents. In the 12th edition the hallmarks of previous editions clarity and practicality have been maintained while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the measurement of building elements.

Recommended Reading
2016-04-14 Building Construction Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781317442165 ISBN-13 1317442164

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Recommended Reading
2017-07-22 Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price CRC Press
ISBN 1138091669 ISBN-13 9781138091665

'An essential reference for everybody concerned with the calculation of costs of mechanical and electrical works.' - Cost Engineer Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2018 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2018 edition until the end of December 2018. We now provide a VitalSource(R) ebook, giving a versatile and powerful online data viewing package. All the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK are also included, considered essential for today's services cost professional: detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems an extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis. an overhauled index and guidance notes updated, free of charge, two or three times a year - see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal (SCSI)

URL Resources

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland;  https://www.scsi.ie/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuY2XqLOT4QIVzLvtCh2BpQ47EAAYASAAEgJAOPD_BwE

The Chartered Institute of Builders;  https://www.ciob.org/

Other Resources

SCSI and CIF, (2009), Agreed Rules of Measurement, 4th Edition, Published by SCSI and CIF ‘ARM Joint Committee’, Ireland