CONMGNT 7049 - Measurement & Estimating

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

Measurement requires an understanding of not just drawings but also building trades and elements, construction methodology, use of building materials and building codes and regulations. Construction professionals are required to apply various key skills on a daily basis and the ability to quantify and apply costs against the thousands of items used in any building project is useful across all professions. The Quantity Surveyor is required to conceptualise a completed project at very early stages and application of the correct costs against building trades including for elements not yet designed, is an important skill so the developer has an accurate budget with which to secure finance. The Quantity Surveyor?s core skill is measurement. This course will show how to apply the understanding of building plans into a schedule of quantities and rates that determine budgets for new projects. The course will also demonstrate how the latest modelling software assists in creating cost budgets and producing Bills of Quantities. In addition, the expanding role of the Quantity Surveyor and their skills along with the role within the project team will be explored including how conceptual cost plans are developed into tender documents prepared for competitive market tendering.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CONMGNT 7049
    Course Measurement & Estimating
    Coordinating Unit Construction Management
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted in Master of Construction Management
    Assessment Individual assessment, group assessment, in-class quiz
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Navodana Rodrigo

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the role of the Quantity Surveyor in a multi-disciplinary project team
    2. Interpret building plans, construction codes and regulations
    3. Understand and apply standard phraseology to building trades and elements
    4. Apply the Australian Standard Method of Measurement to various elements
    5. Measure and quantify building elements with consideration to the construction project
    6. Apply computer skills using software to produce Bills of Quantities.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text Book
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Method of Measurement (ANZSMM) 2022 version will be used as the text book for this course. Required sections will be made available to students through MyUni (e.g. to online sources available through the university library).

    Course Materials
    All required course materials are provided in MyUni. Learning activities will be carried out face-to-face (or online) and all details are available in MyUni.

    Use of additional software
    iTwo CostX will be used to produce Bills of Quantities in this course. iTwo CostX has been installed in computer labs for students to access during tutorials and other times. iTwo CostX software is also available through ADAPT. For further details on ADAPT click here.
    Recommended Resources
    All recommended resources have been provided in MyUni. Please refer to the content provided in modules and other tabs of MyUni.
    Online Learning
    All course materials including lecture notes, tutorials, assessments, and all other resources will be provided in MyUni.

    All critical announcements will be communicated to students through Announcements in MyUni. Students are expected to check ‘Announcements’ tab regularly.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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