QUSU09005 2019 Mechanical Installations Measurement

General Details

Full Title
Mechanical Installations Measurement
Transcript Title
Mechanical Installations Measu
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - NFQ Level 9
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_SMECH_S09 201900 Level 9 Special Purpose Award in Science in Mech & Elec Quantity Surveying

This module aims to evaluate and critically assess documentation required to describe and measure mechanical 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 mechanical works.

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate the various installations and the intricacies associated with the description and measurement of each i.e. water, heating, ventilation and air conditioning etc.


Formulate descriptions for and quantify the plant and equipment associated with individual installations in accordance with the ‘Agreed Rules of Measurement’


Appraise and assess the requirements surrounding the measurement of pipework, ductwork and insulation in any of the chosen installations etc.


Determine, 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


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



Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Examination

Indicative Syllabus

This module will undertake an evaluation of documentation necessary to describe and measure mechanical works in accordance with the Agreed Rules of Measurement in various installations scenarios (installations such as heating, drainage and refuse disposal, hot and cold water services, ventilation and air conditioning, space heating, fire suppression, etc. + associated builder’s work) to take account of mains supply, plant, equipment, pipework, ductwork, insulation 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.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment - Mechanical 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 Mechanical Installations Measurement 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Mechanical Installations Measurement 5 Weekly 5.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Mechanical Installations Measurement 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
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

Recommended Reading
2017-05-26 The Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services
ISBN 0860227588 ISBN-13 9780860227588

This publication is an update to BG 31/2012 and as with the previous edition provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry.This guide covers the key areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls and since the previous edition of this guide, information has been added on:pumpspipeworkvalvesheat networksgas systemsductworkair handling unitscommissioningFor construction clients, the guide provides a simple insight into the main system options discussed during the briefing process. It can also help clients to identify and raise technical questions which they feel are relevant to their organisation's specific needs. For construction professionals, the guide provides a quick reference to building services systems.To ensure the guide is simple and quick to use, a brief overview of each system is provided, followed by a list of key points. Photographs and simple drawings are used to help explain the appearance and operation of each system.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Surveyors Journal (SCSI)

URL Resources

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

Building Regulations

Building Control Act 2013