QUSU07025 2019 Project

General Details

Full Title
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Barrie Cox, Colin Birney
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

The purpose of this module is for the student to carry out a quantity surveying related project to assess the students knowledge of pre and post contract quantity surveying duties in both a contracting organisation and a professional practice. 

This module is for Online students and for Full Time students who were not able to get work placement as their first option.

Learning Outcomes

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


Compile the measurement of a project using computer software 


Estimate the cost of a project using computer software and develop a tender assessment report and recommendation


Assess variations and claims and make a determination 


Develop interim payment applications and payment certificates


Compile a final account report comparing tender costs against final out turn costs

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Ongoing academic staff supervision

Module Assessment Strategies

Pass / Fail

Repeat Assessments

As per the current Mark and Standards procedure

Indicative Syllabus



Tender assessment and recommendation

Variations and Claims

Interim Payment Certificates

Final Account Report

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Pass/Fail Assessment - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory Project 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 9 Weekly 9.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Online Project 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 9 Weekly 9.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1997-01 Quantity Surveying Practice
ISBN 0333689070 ISBN-13 9780333689073

This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and extended to enhance its value to the reader.

Recommended Reading
2017-09-14 Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price CRC Press
ISBN 1138091634 ISBN-13 9781138091634

Standard industry daywork allowances -- PART 7: USEFUL ADDRESSES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION -- Useful Addresses for Further Information -- PART 8: TABLES AND MEMORANDA -- Conversion Tables -- Geometry -- Formulae -- Typical Thermal Conductivity of Building Materials -- Earthwork -- Concrete Work -- Reinforcement -- Formwork -- Masonry -- Timber -- Roofing -- Glazing -- Metal -- Kerbs, Paving, etc. -- Seeding/Turfing and Planting -- Fencing and Gates -- Drainage -- Electrical Supply/Power/Lighting Systems -- Rail Tracks -- Fractions, Decimals and Millimetre Equivalents -- Imperial Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) -- Pipes, Water, Storage, Insulation -- INDEX

Recommended Reading
2015-12-15 BIM and Quantity Surveying Routledge
ISBN 0415870429 ISBN-13 9780415870429

The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients, designers, contractors, quantity surveyors, and building managers are still finding their feet in an industry where BIM compliance can bring great rewards. This guide is designed to help quantity surveying practitioners and students understand what BIM means for them, and how they should prepare to work successfully on BIM compliant projects. The case studies show how firms at the forefront of this technology, such as Davis Langdon, have integrated core quantity surveying responsibilities like cost estimating, tendering, and development appraisal into high profile BIM projects. In addition to this, the implications for project management, facilities management, contract administration and dispute resolution are also explored through case studies, making this a highly valuable guide for those in a range of construction project management roles. Featuring a chapter describing how the role of the quantity surveyor is likely to permanently shift as a result of this development, as well as descriptions of tools used, this covers both the organisational and practical aspects of a crucial topic.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Agreed Rules of Measurement 4

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