QUSU09004 2019 Electrical Installations Measurement

General Details

Full Title
Electrical Installations Measurement
Transcript Title
Electrical Installations Measu
Code
QUSU09004
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Pat Carter, Ruairi ODriscoll
Programme Membership
SG_SMECH_S09 201900 Level 9 Special Purpose Award in Science in Mech & Elec Quantity Surveying
Description

This module will evaluate and assess the documentation required to describe and measure electrical works in accordance with the Agreed Rules of Measurement in various installation scenarios.  The documentation produced will be instrumental in the subsequent financial management of the work.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Evaluate the various installations and the intricacies associated with the description and measurement of each i.e. general services and lighting, fire detection, access control and security alarm etc. 

2.

Formulate descriptions for and quantify the equipment and control gear associated with individual installations.

3.

Assess and appraise the requirements surrounding the measurement of cabling, sub-circuits and containment.

4.

Interpret, measure and describe sundry items (marking, testing and commissioning, operation maintenance manuals, ‘as installed’ drawings, identification plates, keys, tools, etc.) and builder’s work required.

5.

Formulate and assess a Bill of Quantities (or part thereof as appropriate) which will form part of the ‘Tender Package’ and subsequently the ‘Contract Package’; this document to be in compliance with all relevant contractual documentation and to be capable of being interpreted by all and any in the ‘pricing’ and financial management of a construction project.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include online lectures (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

100%

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will undertake an evaluation and assessment of documentation to describe and measure electrical works in accordance with the Agreed Rules of Measurement in various installations scenarios (switchgear, power distribution, lighting and general services, protective services (fire detection, security alarm, assess control, etc.) transport, communications, lightning protection, mechanical wiring, etc. + associated builder’s work) to take account of mains supply, equipment, control gear, cables, cable containment and final sub-circuits as appropriate in order to prepare a Bill of Quantities which will identify all work in a manner recognisable to all and priceable by all for the purpose of submission of a tender figure in a competitive environment. The documentation produced will be instrumental in the subsequent financial management of the work.  The module will also identify, measure and describe sundry items (marking, testing and commissioning, operation maintenance manuals, ‘as installed’ drawings, identification plates, keys, tools, etc.) and builder’s work required in accordance with the Agreed Rules of Measurement.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment - Electrical Installations Measurement Continuous Assessment Assessment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Electrical Installations Measurement 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Electrical Installations Measurement 5 Weekly 5.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Electrical Installations Measurement 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
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
1984-12-31 Standard Method of Measurement for Industrial Engineering Construction
ISBN 0951009419 ISBN-13 9780951009413

This publication aims to provide measurement principles for the estimating, tendering, contract management and cost control aspects of industrial engineering construction.

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

URL Resources

ETCI Regulations;     https://www.nsai.ie/standards/standards-commitees/standard-committees/electrotechnical-standards/

International Electrotechnical Commission;   https://www.iec.ch/about/

Building Regulations TGD's A-M   https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/building-regulations/building-regulations

A guide to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SCSI)  https://www.scsi.ie/documents/get_lob?id=1094&field=file

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers  https://www.cibse.org/

Other Resources

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

SCSI and CIF, (2013), Agreed Rules of Measurement, 4th Edition Supplement 2, Published by SCSI and CIF ‘ARM Joint Committee’, Ireland

 

 

Additional Information

ETCI Regulations

Building Regulations

Building Control Act 2013