Introduction to Building Measurement - 2016

Unit summary

CME105

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (30%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

Examines the various uses of measurement in the construction industry. Covers the principles and rules of building measurement using the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works, and applies them to the measurement of simple construction works examples. Demonstrates different methods for recording measurements, including hand-written and computer-based approaches.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the uses of measurement in the local and international construction industries
  2. interpret and communicate industry principles and rules for measuring simple construction works
  3. interpret specifications and drawings for measuring simple construction works
  4. produce measurements for simple construction works in accordance with industry principles and rules.
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Quiz 1 — Online (20%)
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Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CME160 — Building Measurement (A)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to Building Measurement in the Construction Industry
2Introduction to the Australian Standard Method of Measurement. Measuring Areas and Perimeters
3Application of the Australian Standard Method of Measurement. Measuring Centre Lines
4Wall, Floor & Ceiling Finishes
5Walls
6Groundworks & Concrete
7Floors
8Miscellaneous Measurement Items
9Measuring Wall, Floor and Ceiling Finishes and Related Painting (Part 1)
10Measuring Wall, Floor and Ceiling Finishes and Related Painting (Part 2)
11Measuring Estimate Quantities and Builders Quantities
12Bills of Quantities
13Measurement Computer Applications and Building Information Modelling

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works

    By:Australian Inst Quantity Surve

    ISBN: 9780959964103

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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