SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMK226180
Module Leader Siobhan Morrison
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

T his module operates an overall 50% pass rate. The main themes contained within this module: Measurement and Quantification of construction work using a range of Measurement Methods Estimating and pricing of construction works based upon a variety of information Computer-based systems will be examined for both themes of the module


-360b7 Measurement conventions b7 Measurements documentation b7 Forms of tender documentation and preparation b7 Estimating, tendering, tender strategy, tender documentation and procurement methods b7 Approaches to Estimating; b7 Analysis of impact of various factors on pricing strategy; b7 Risk Appreciation b7 Preliminary costs pricing, Overheads and Profits and other on-costs

Learning Outcomes

:On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1 Apply theoretical learning to practical tasks involving the principles of measurement and good practice.2 Critically assess and apply formalised codes of measurement practice in the production of bills of quantities and tender documentation. 3 Have an appreciation of the various estimating methods and identify when they can be used and why.4 Critically identify and evaluate the impact of various forms of contract, procurement strategies and market conditions on pricing strategy. A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B2, B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, E1, E2, E4, E5, E6

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A web-based form of delivery will be used throughout the module. All students will use the web for all of their teaching and learning materials. Full-time and part-time students will be able to participate in seminars that will facilitate discussion. Web-based activities will be used to encourage discussion and interaction. Use will be made of formative objective on-line quizzes to aid students understanding. Module assessment will be through 100% Continuous Assessment. This will be done using two assignments, on-line tests.

Indicative Reading

Ashworth A., (2015), Cost Studies of Buildings, 6 th Ed., Routledge Aqua Group, (2015), Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration, 2nd EdWiley Blackwell Brook M., (2017), Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work, 5 th Ed., Routledge Buchan R.D., Fleming E.F.W, and Fiona E K Grant (2003), Estimating for Builders and Surveyors, 2 nd Ed., Routledge Cartlidge D, (2017), Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book, 3rd Ed, Routledge Cartildge D, (2018), New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice, 4th Ed, Routledge Potts, K., (2014), Construction Cost Management - Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Ed Taylor & Francis Sandra Lee, W. Trench, and Andrew Willis (2014), Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying 12th Ed, Blackwell Publishing ICE CESMM4 Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, (2012), ICE Publishing

Transferrable Skills

D1 Presentation skills D2 ICT D3 Communication skills, written, oral and listening D4 Time management (organising and planning work) D5 Utilising labour market information D6 Cognitive/intellectual skills E1 Independent working E2 Information retrieval skills E4 Group working E5 Critical thinking and problem solving E6 Learning style and orientation to learning

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 102.00
Seminars (FT) 18.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 80.00 45% Project submission of measurement and estimation task (3500 words)
Exam (Dept) 01 n/a 20.00 45% Online assessment