Overview

This unit aims to introduce students to the broad body of knowledge and essential skills for measurements and quantification as well as cost planning and estimating in construction projects.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Measure quantities of construction works in buildings and infrastructure project
  • Prepare bill of quantities using standard methods of measurement for construction works
  • Prepare cost estimates in construction projects using relevant standards, methods and procedures.
  • Prepare and evaluate cost plans for construction projects.
  • Advise clients and stakeholders on project cost plans, estimates and alternatives.
  • Conduct price analysis for tendering and valuation of construction works.

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
2.00 12 weeks 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Tutorial
2.00 12 weeks 24
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
PortfolioIndividual/Group 20 - 30% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
ProjectIndividual/Group 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6 

Content

  • Measurement of quantities for building and infrastructure works  
  • Standard methods for measurement and quantification of construction works
  • Bill of Quantities
  • Estimating methods and techniques
  • Cost planning in cosntruciton project
  • Cost estimating in different project delivery phases
  • Software tools for measurements and estimating

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.