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LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
OnlineN/A

Unit description

Develops a working knowledge of construction estimating methods, quantity takeoffs, costs, and price determination used for compilation of a tender package.

Unit content

Interpreting civil construction drawings and specifications

Material takeoffs

Estimating time and labour

Performing calculations for cost estimates

Cost monitoring and control

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1complete a takeoff of materials needed for a civil construction project from drawings and specifications for timber, steel and concrete structuresKnowledge of a discipline
2estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction projectKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. complete a takeoff of materials needed for a civil construction project from drawings and specifications for timber, steel and concrete structures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. estimate labour, equipment and materials costs for a civil construction project
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of cost monitoring and control in a civil construction environment.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Project cost report60%
Materials takeoff20%
Cost estimate spreadsheet20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Project cost report60%
Materials takeoff20%
Cost estimate spreadsheet20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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