SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K224628
Module Leader n/a
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BNEP123 Construction Resource Estimating (Level 1) or equivalent. * Please note this module is also delivered in CCEO and they should be notified of any changes to this module.

Summary of Content

The Estimating Process: Effect of alternative procurement routes and contract conditions on pricing, preliminaries assessment, including Health & Safety considerations;Conversion of estimate to tender Contractor's cash flow Bidding Strategy Post contract cost control The contracting organisation Analysis of returned tenders. The Procurement Process: RIBA plan of work Traditional and alternative procurement routes Contractual relationships and risk in procurement.


Evaluation and comparison of design/specification/construction method options The effect of contract arrangements, documentation, construction method, on the estimating process Pricing Preliminaries Conversion of Estimate to Tender Formulation of bidding strategies to allow for competition and economic/financial factorsIntroduction to contractor's cash flow and borrowing requirements Introduction to contractors' Post contract cost control.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:Identify cost variables for estimating construction work (A2, A5)Evaluate the impact of design/specification/construction methods/programme on estimating process (A3, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, C1, C2, C3) Recognise the effect of varying procurement methods on the estimating process (A4, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3)Identify the principles, techniques and approaches in pricing Preliminaries (A3, A4, A5, B3, B4, B5, C1, C2, C3)Identify the principles, techniques and approaches in Post contract cost control (A4, A5, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3).All underpinned by exercising personal and professional integrity (C6)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Student-centred flexible learning materials will be used to deliver this module supported by workshops facilitated by tutor. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module

Indicative Reading

Fleming M C & Tysoe B A (1991) Spons Construction Cost and Price Indices Handbook, Spon Buchan R, Fleming F W, Kelly J R (1991) Estimating for Builders and Quantity Surveyors, Butterworth Heinemann * Brook M (1998) Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work 2nd Ed, Butterworth Heinemann Seeley Ivor Quantity Surveying Practice 2nd Ed, Ashworth A & Hogg K (2002) Willis's Practice & Procedures for the Quantity Surveyor, 11th Ed, Blackwell * Ramms J & Burchall S (1999) Contract Practice for Surveyors, Butterworth Heinemann ** Essential Texts - Recommended Purchase

Transferrable Skills

Development of: Analytical, appraisal, interpretative and quantitative skills (D1, D2, D3)Written, graphical and IT presentation skills (D6, D13, D14) Verbal, visual and responsive presentation skills (D6, D14) Group working (D12) Independent Working (D7)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Private Study 50.00
Lectures (FT) 2.00
Directed Learning 50.00
Independent Learning (FT) 38.00
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Workshops 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid Term Test -  Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Coursework 0.00 30.00 35% Field visit report (1500 words) linked with Presentation
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 35% Final Exam -  Unseen written examination-2 Hours