Introduction to Estimating and Measurement (10140.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Student will be introduced to the sources of information for estimating and measuring construction projects.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Measure simple building elements using industry standard measurement techniques;
2. Demonstrate how common construction rates are built-up including the constituents of material, labour, plant, overheads and profit; and
3. Define building elements as stated in the AIQS ACM manual.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
AIB and AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The AIB (Australian Institute of Building) and AIQS (Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) have requirements and
expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These have been shown below to assist the student as to the importance
placed on generic skills by the accrediting bodies. These can also be found on their respective websites www.aib.org.au and
www.aiqs.com.au. Further information regarding the building and quantity surveying professions is also available on these websites
and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB Benchmark Standards for Graduates
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including the following, as referred to in
the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
Creative, Reflective and Critical Thinking
Use of Technology
AIQS Requirements for Graduates
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as
referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
Business and Management Skills
Computer and Information Technology
Construction Law and Regulation
Equivalent units8519 Estimating and Measurement 1
Assumed knowledgeIt is recommended that students have Year 12 Mathematics and English.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Hamed Golzad|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Mr Andrew Park|
The Method of Measurement Committee 2016, Australian standard method of measurement of building works, 6th edn, AIQS & MBA. Please visit the AIQS website to purchase the text:
Staines, A 2009, The Australian house building manual, 5th edn.
Marsden, P 1998, Basic building measurement, UNSW Press.
Australian Institute of Building. Guide to estimating practice for building work, 6 edn.
Joe Sierra Series 1998, The A to Z guide to estimating.
Picken, D 1999, Building measurement: worked examples, Deakin Press,
January, M FAIQS 2003, Measuring - the skill of the Quantity Surveyor.
Best, R, Smith, P, Doherty, J 2014, Detailed building measurement, Vols 1 & 2.
The Method of Measurement Committee 2004, Australian standard method of measurement of building works technical questions and answers, 5th edn.
The Australian Institute of Building resources
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) is pleased to make available a range of reference publications (http://www.aib.org.au/books/index.htm) for purchase
(http://www.aib.org.au/books/index.htm). In addition, the Institute publishes a range of magazines and newsletters (http://www.aib.org.au/resources/AIBConstructMonthly.
htm) that provide an update on commercial, technical and regulatory factors that influence the building profession, including the Construct
(http://www.aib.org.au/construct/index.htm)magazine and Construct Monthly (http://www.aib.org.au/resources/AIB-ConstructMonthly.htm) newsletter
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements :
To gain a pass in this course, students must:
- achieve at least 50% in the final exam, and
- achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% for the unit overall.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit is designed to be delivered on-campus/online teaching and learning. The lecture time:17:30-18:30 pm Wednesday in Weeks 1-7, 9-13. The tutorial time: 13:30-15:30, 15:30-17:30 and 17:30-19:30 pm Thursdays in Weeks 1-7, 9-12.
For all students attendance and participation in lectures and tutorials is highly recommended to enhance learning and skills developed outlined in section 2b above. This means that students who do not attend classes regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning, skills development, informal feedback and examination preparation. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and study material missed during absences.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines.
You are also assumed to be familiar with Canvas.
If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211964)
- Winter Term, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (205217)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206534)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199729)
- Winter Term, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199502)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195470)
- Winter Term, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194861)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190965)
- Winter Term, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (192309)