QUSU07007 2015 Estimating

General Details

Full Title
Estimating
Transcript Title
Estimating
Code
QUSU07007
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Sean McGagh
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_B07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_J07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_J07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying
Description

This module introduces students to the role of the Contractor's Estimator including rate calculation, tendering and the employment of sub-contractors

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the role of the estimator and procedures adopted when estimating 

2.

Outline the resources considered in estimating

3.

Calculate unit rates for various common items

4.

Discuss tender influences, prequalification and outline a tender review by the contractor

5.

Examine the stages of sub-contractor appointment

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures and Practicals

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuotus Assessment

Final Examination

Repeat Assessments

As Marks and Standards

Indicative Syllabus

Outline and Terminology

Role of the estimator

Procedures and Methods of Estimating

Resources – labour, materials, plant, preliminaries, overheads and profit

Unit Rate Pricing - key elements, conversion

Tender influences (decision to tender) – risk, fluctuations,

Project Appreciation – Tendering, Pricing Documents (Bills/Schedules), Bidding Strategy

Tender review & submission,

Purchasing

Subcontractors/Suppliers – identification, tender enquiries, timing, assessment

Pre-qualification

Contractor's Cash Flow Forecasts

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 Assignment 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 Lecture Theatre Estimating 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Estimating 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Estimating 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2008 Pre-Contract Studies, 3rd ed. CIOB, Longman, Essex

Module Resources

Other Resources

National Building Elements Committee (1993) National Standard of Building Elements and Design Cost Control Procedures. (3rd ed). Environmental Research Unit. Dublin.

Additional Information

None