SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K225136
Module Leader Duncan Cartlidge
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • 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 percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 78%. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 50%, which is represented by Coursework 1.


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, the apprentice should be able to:1) Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the changing nature of quantity surveying practice on both the supply and demand side of the industry in the UK2) Identify and show critical understanding of Global markets.3) Understand and have detailed knowledge of the importance of ethical practice.4) Understand and have detailed knowledge of the need to change to meet the needs of new business environments.5) Understand and have detailed knowledge of the ways by which BIM and other digital information methods will impact on quantity surveying practice.6) Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of business practice.7) Demonstrate the ability to negotiate.[A2, A3, A4-A6, B1-B5 SDS GA: 2.2,2.3,3.2,4.1,4.2,4.4]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The essential purpose of this module is to provide the student with the time and space to develop an understanding of the context and principles of contemporary QS practice. This subject will be delivered by a student led "flipped classroom "core information, and supporting overhead materials will be made available for each lecture electronically in GCU Learn. Seminars/tutorials will concentrate on applying core information in lectures to problem questions given in advance. Students are referred to supporting reading materials to deepen their knowledge and understanding of lecture and seminar topics. Concepts delivered in the 'Flipped Classroom' mode will require students to view lecture material online and complete formative exercises prior to engaging and completing an on-campus seminar with academic support leading the discussions to explore the relevance of the content and specific to their workplace

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 , Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject ( the ability to reflect upon the changing nature of quantity surveying and the construction process) Time management ( organising and planning work ) , Planning , monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning and development , Information retrieval skills, Group working , IT Skills. [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4-D6, E1, E5-E7 SDS GA: 5.1 - 5.3]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 156.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

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