- Introduction to Construction Estimating
- Roles and types of construction estimates
- Sources of data for construction estimating
- Building-up rates: earthwork
- Building-up rates: concrete work
- Building-up rates: masonry
- Building-up rates: painting and finishing
- Estimates, tender and schedules
- Estimating for risks and uncertainties
- Estimates, tender analysis, payment mechanisms and cashflow forecasts
- Computer applications for estimating
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.
No special requirements
The history and development of estimating methods and principles used in contracting organisations. Strategic estimating areas such as tender preparation, the use of builder's bills of quantities, obtaining and checking sub-contractor quotations, pricing preliminaries and determining margins for profit and overheads.
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- Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Assignment 2 - Assignment — Estimating exercise (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Presentation (10%)
- Assignment 4 - Report (20%)