|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements.
SU2031 Building Control and Administration
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to recognise the concept of precontract quantification of construction work and the skills required for the preparation of Bills and Quantities
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The module will facilitate investigation of the use of Bills of Quantities (BQs), formats and techniques adopted to ensure Quality assurance of the final BQ. An introduction to and application of the current method of measurement for building works, including the co-ordinated project information initiative (CPI). The interpretation of graphical and textual project information; mensuration techniques and conventional methods of booking and preparing dimensions. Most practical work will adopt computerised techniques including the development and use of spreadsheets and computerised BQ production methods based upon the group method of take-off and the use of standard libraries of item descriptions.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module is delivered via two modes, one with attendance for full time and the other distance learning via the University Virtual Campus (VC) for Distance Learning students.
For full time students this is predominantly a workshop based module with Tutor support. There will be a limited number of key lectures, with student centred learning based upon core texts.
For distance learning students this is predominantly a student centred learning experience based upon self study workshop materials reinforced with student based problem solving with tutoring being provided via the VC collaboration/ discussion tools.
Component 1: This module is assesed by a supervised class test. The assessment relates to the creation of a draft Bill Of Quantities for a given scenario.
Where appropriate, mixed discipline team working will be encouraged.