SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K224770
Module Leader Duncan Cartlidge
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module covers topics applicable to contemporary quantity surveying practice and includes the following; -360b7 Ethics and ethical practice b7 Business practice b7 Negotiation b7 Change management b7 Digital building / data analysis / BIM b7 International markets Collaborative working


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Ethics and ethical practice Business practice Change management International markets Digital building BIM / data analysis

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:1) Demonstrate the ability to recognise the changing nature of quantity surveying practice on both the supply and demand side of the industry in the UK2) Global markets.3) Understand the important of ethical practice.4) Understand the need to change to meet the needs of new business environments.5) Understand the ways by which BIM and other digital information methods will impact on quantity surveying practice.6) Demonstrate an understanding of business practice.7) Demonstrate the ability to negotiate.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures and tutorials are supplemented by guided reading. Web-enabled learning is used to deliver materials and to stimulate discussion. Visiting Lecturers are used to provide motivation and to widen the students' experience. Wide reading and reference to web sites are encouraged. The topics covered include an International perspective.

Indicative Reading

Cartlidge D. (2018) New Aspects of Quantity Practice (4 th Edition), Routledge Pittard S. (2015) BIM and Quantity Surveying. Routledge RICS, (2015) RICS Futures, Our changing world : let's be ready . H.M. Treasury (2012), A new approach to public-private partnerships. King's College Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (2016) Enabling BIM Through procurement and Contracts Cousins S. (2016), Is BIM worth paying a premium for? CIOB/BIM+ University of Northumbria (2007) CMAA Industry Report 2007 Digital Built Britain Level 3 Building Information Modelling - Strategic Plan HM Government Chevin D. (2017) CIOB BIM+ ,It's time to plug the BIM knowledge gap, CIOB Document lifecycle; RICS Practice Note Electronic Document Management Cabinet Office (2011) Government Construction Strategy 2011 RICS, (2017) RICS professional standards and guidance, global Conflicts of interest 1st edition, RICS Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills Guide for Employers (2015) Whistleblowing. International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC), (2016) 'An ethical framework for global property market' NBS (2016) NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey, RIBA Enterprises Construction 2025 (2013) Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership, HM Govt. RICS (2017) Professional standards and guidance, UK Value management and value engineering 1st edition, QS & Construction Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Mosey D. (2009) Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement: Contracts, Partnering and Project Management, Wiley-Blackwell

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving (D1), Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject ( the ability to reflect upon the changing nature of quantity surveying and the construction process) (D3) Time management ( organising and planning work ) (D6) , Planning , monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning and development ( D8 ), Information retrieval skills (D10), Group working ( D12), IT Skills (D13)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 144.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Individual Course Work (2000 words)
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 35% Group coursework A piece pf coursework undertaken in self-determined groups