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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

Unit aim

Develops a working knowledge of construction estimating methods, quantity takeoffs, costs, and price determination used for compilation of a tender package.

Unit content

Interpreting civil construction drawings and specifications

Material takeoffs

Estimating time and labour

Performing calculations for cost estimates

Cost monitoring and control

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 complete a takeoff of materials needed for a civil construction project from drawings and specifications for timber, steel and concrete structures
2 estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction project
3 demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. complete a takeoff of materials needed for a civil construction project from drawings and specifications for timber, steel and concrete structures
  2. estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction project
  3. demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.