|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the requisite skills to understand and apply the principles of design economics, pre-contract estimating and cost control in a built environment context.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
This module exposes students to building economics related to building design, traditional pre-contract estimating techniques (single and multi rate) as well as cost planning and cost control.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
For full time students this is a workshop based module supplemented with a small number of lectures. Students will be directed to core texts and a substantial amount of the module will be devoted to practical problem solving in workshops.
For distance learning students the module will be presented via Campus Moodle with online tutor lead activities, online mentoring a will be based upon student problem solving and directed study.
Component 1: supervised class test
This is the first of three value and cost studies modules which progressively introduce students to the subject. This first module focuses upon the price of building works.
Where appropriate, team working will be encouraged.