Estimating and Measurement 1 (8519.4)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesStudents 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Australian Institute of Building (AIB) requirements for graduates
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of Australian Institute of Building (AIB) skills and attributes of a Building Graduate, as referred to in the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
Ability to integrate and appropriately apply building discipline knowledge from the following knowledge domains: Technical, Legal, Management, Construction Economics.
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning & PD; Understanding of, and ability to articulate & promote the codes of practice of the AIB; Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professional construction manager in the development of building; strive for excellence and promote innovation.
Able to communicate professionally in all work related situations; Respect and maintain security and privacy of information; Understanding of the use of information and communication technology in the construction industry (e.g. CAD, BIM); Able to apply negotiation skills in a range of professional practice contexts.
Able to identify and evaluate information to make reasoned and informed decisions; Recognize and assess interactions between stakeholders; Able to critically evaluate different views and complex information and propose justifiable solutions; Able to challenge established positions using evidence and reasoning.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation through personal leadership; Contribute to a culture that promotes innovation.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (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.
- Communication Skills
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Business and Management Skills
- Professional practice
- Computer and Information Technology
- Construction Technology
- Construction law and Regulation
PrerequisitesBuilding and Construction Studies 1
Assumed knowledgeIt is recommended that students have Year 12 Mathematics and English.
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The Method of Measurement Committee 2016, Australian standard method of measurement of building works, 6th edn, AIQS & MBA
Access to University's subscribed databases:
The University subscribes to a number of on-line bibliographic databases. These can be accessed via the University homepage. Select ‘For Students', then under ‘Internet Services' click on ‘Database and E-journal access'. Each of the databases offers several thousand current journal articles in full text form. You might also like to browse through the Library's collection of Electronic and Print Journals.
- 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, 6th edn.
- Joe Sierra Series 1998, The A to Z guide to estimating.
- Picken, D 1999, Building measurement: worked examples, Deakin Press,
Please visit the AIQS website to purchase the following four books
- 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 sources
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) is pleased to make available a range of reference publications for purchase. In addition, the Institute publishes a range of magazines and newsletters that provide an update on commercial, technical and regulatory factors that influence the building profession, including the Construct magazine and Construct Monthly newsletter.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Penalties for assignments
Assignments are required to submitted via moodle dropbox on or before the due date
All late assignments attract a penalty of 5% deduction from grade per calendar day.
Assignments submitted after the due date will only be assessed if a formal extension of time has been applied for and approved by the unit convenor prior to the submission due date.
Extensions will only be granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy.
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements :
To gain a pass in this course, students must:
Complete and submit all assessable items (Refer to Section 5a); and
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 designed for face to face teaching and learning. 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 and informal feedback. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and study material missed during absences
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 Moodle.
If you feel you do not have adequate skills,
please discuss the matter with the unit convener
Work placement, internships or practicums