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Estimating and Measurement 1 (8519.4)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design


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    Construction drawing and specification interpretation and understanding;- purpose of measurement and estimating;- quantification, enumeration and measurement concepts and core principles;- Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Work (ASMM);- understanding of standard phraseology of building trades and elements; and- construction rate build-ups and composition.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students will acquire knowledge of and understand basic concepts of:

    1. Accepted drawing conventions and formats.

    2. How to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings.

    3. What constitutes a set of drawings and how to locate cross-references, etc.

    4. How building specifications are prepared and structured; the purpose of measurement and estimating in the construction industry.

    5. How to measure simple architectural and engineering structures using basic measurement techniques.

    6. How to effectively describe items that have been measured; what the purpose of ASMM is and how to use it.

    7. What are the standard building trades and why they have been identified.

    8. The definitions of building elements as stated in the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Australian Cost Management Manual Volume 1.

    9. How common construction rates are built-up including the constituents of material, labour, plant, overheads and profit.

    10. The inclusiveness and/or exclusiveness of rates and prices.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial per week or three hour workshop.


    Building and Construction Studies 1



    Assumed Knowledge

    It is recommended that students have Year 12 Mathematics and English.

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