Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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. apply construction methods and measurement principles to produce measurements for simple construction works in accordance with industry principles and rules.
    • Introduction to Building Measurement in the Construction Industry
    • Introduction to ASMM, Areas and Perimeters
    • Application of the ASMM and Measuring of Centre Lines
    • Earthwork Measurement
    • Conrete Measurement
    • Measurement of Reinforcements
    • Measurement of Formwork
    • Staircase Measurement
    • Measurement of Concrete Frame
    • Computer Aided Measurement
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

CUR-CME101-Low Rise Construction , or CUR-CME110

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Introduction to Building Measurement.

In this subject students will examine the various uses of measurement in the construction industry. The principles and rules of building measurement are applied to the measurement of simple construction works examples using the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works. Students will be required to demonstrate different methods for recording measurements, including hand-written and computer-based approaches.

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  • Test (20%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

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 subject.

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undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

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