Measurements and in class assessment using CostxSolution.pdf
Measurements1 and in class assessment using Costx2
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Module Leader/Assessment set by Module Leader: Dr. Nirodha Fernando Email: N.G.Fernando1@salford.ac.uk Office Location: Maxwell 508b Phone: 0161 295 4382
How to submit You can submit your measurement assessment in excel format. In addition, you can submit as many supporting documents as you wish in any format. This should be submitted into the folder marked assignment submission point with the assignment tab on Blackboard. This submission is a “Blackboard” submission and does not include a similarity index. For this reason, there will not be a draft submission point available.
Instructions for the “in class assessment using Costx” will be provided prior to the assessment.
Reassessment Brief 2 Assessment task details and instructions Measurement Assessment
Measurement assessment consists with 2 tasks.
Task 1- Taking of Quantities (60%) You are tasked to take-off quantities for the following items in the proposed three bedrooms bungalow as shown in the drawing DRW1, DRW2, DRW3 and DRW4.
Items to be measured:
• Above ground masonry work (External cavity wall and internal blockwork)
• Internal finishes (walls, floors and ceilings)
• Pitched roof (Roof structure and covering)
Take off quantities for the concrete framework (columns, slab, beams and upstand) using given drawing DRW 5.
Please make appropriate assumptions to any information is missing, specifications are inadequate or exact nature of construction is not clear from the drawings and specifications. Any assumptions made shall be entered on to a query Sheet for the attention of the Architect. The taking off shall be strictly in accordance with the NRM2. Show all your waste calculations and use diagrammes where appropriate to show the calculations in arriving at the dimension produced. This assignment is to be done individually.
Task 2- Carbon estimation (15%) A quantity surveying organisation, where you are employed as a quantity surveyor, regularly advices their clients on the economics of sustainability. Your manager approaches you with a drawing (Drawing Number: DRW 6) and design data for a single storey doctor’s surgery building. Manager asked you to calculate the embodied carbon of internal finishes of the initial design, so that alternative options for finishes can be appraised in order to reduce embodied carbon component of the building. You are tasked to estimate the embodied carbon of the internal finishes (Wall, Floor and Ceiling) by measuring all the relevant items from the given drawing and extracting relevant carbon data from the extracts of the UK Building Blackbook attached in the coursework. Clearly indicate any assumptions you made.
In class assessment Prepare a bill of quantities for a given building element using CostX
Reassessment Brief 3 Assessed intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding 1. Comprehend and apply standard method of measurement guidelines for quantification of
more advanced measurement in accordance with the New Rules of Measurement (NRM 2) 2. Comprehend and apply post contract cost management principles and practice 3. Develop a wider understanding of sustainability considerations and the provision of value
Practical, Professional or Subject Specific Skills 1. Develop students understanding of quantities taking off principles for building work 2. Improve student’s ability to understand drawings 3. Develop student’s ability to interpret rules and guidelines of NRM2 4. Develop application of post contract management principles 5. Enhance understanding of sustainability aspects in the construction industry
Transferable Skills and other Attributes 1. Apply problem solving skills within the quantity surveying context 2. Interpret and apply various post contract cost control methods 3. Devise appropriate learning strategies for self-application and future use
Module Aims 1. To enable students to understand advanced measurement and quantification relating to construction work by using appropriate measurement guidelines and principles 2. To enable students to understand valuation methods during the construction stage and
the management of change throughout a project
Word count/ duration (if applicable) Word count does not apply in the coursework
Feedback arrangements 1. Pre-submission feedback will be offered as part of the seminar series for the module, this
will be discussed and arranged by the tutor. 2. Post submission feedback - Detailed feedback will be provided within Blackboard using the
rubrics provided in this assessment brief.
Mark Release You can expect to receive feedback 15 working days are submission of your coursework.
Should this date not be achieved for circumstances outside our control we will notify you of this via Blackboard announcements.
You can obtain support for this assessment after the lecture sessions, and during the allocated formative feedback sessions. You can email your module tutor for assistance.
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Reassessment Brief 4
Task 1- Taking off Quantities (60%) Accuracy of dimensions and waste calculations 50% Accuracy of descriptions in accordance with NRM2 30% Appropriate queries and assumptions 10% Overall visual presentation of the measurement exercise 10%
Task 2- Carbon Estimating (15%) Accuracy of dimensions, waste calculations and assumptions 50% Accuracy of carbon calculations 40% Overall visual presentation of the carbon estimating exercise 10%
Marking Scale At Undergraduate Level 4, 5 and 6 the following marking scale shall be used: Outstanding 90% – 100% Excellent 80% – 89% Very good 70% – 79% Good 60% – 69% Fair 50% – 59% Adequate 40% – 49% Unsatisfactory 30% – 39% Poor 20% – 29% Very poor 10% – 19% Extremely poor 0% – 9%
In Year Retrieval Scheme Your assessment is not eligible for in year retrieval.
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