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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 complete a takeoff of materials needed for a civil construction project from drawings and specifications for timber, steel and concrete structures Knowledge of a discipline
2 estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction project Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment. Knowledge of a discipline

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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction project
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline