CONS06049 2019 Construction Measurement and Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction Measurement and Management
Transcript Title
Construction Measurement and M
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Paul Donlon
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module aims to provide the student with an understanding relating the general principles to produce a consistent approach relating to building measurement, measurement procedures and applications. construction project documentation, how the construction industry works and construction project management functions and principles.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Interpret the purpose and intention of building measurement


Illustrate the ability to measure construction work from drawings and on site


Distinguish the different forms of contract documentation


Develop an understanding of how the construction industry works


Determine the principles and functions of construction management

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include lectures and workshops site visits were appropriate and augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (presentations plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. uploading of assignments) This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 40% Continuous assessment and 60% final exam.


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Repeat final exam

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Measurement Standards

  • Agreed Rules of measurement
  • National standard of Building Elements

Measurement Procedures

  • General rules of measurement
  • Basic principles
  • Measurement procedures
  • Schedules

Mensuration applications

  • Internal,external perimeters, centre line
  • Linear, Area, Volume measurement
  • Applied calculations relating to construction work

Construction Project Documentation

  • Contracts
  • Drawings
  • Specification
  • Bill of Quantities

The Construction Industry

  • How it works
  • Construction projects
  • The Construction Project Team
  • Professional Bodies in the Construction Industry

Introduction to Management

  • Management Functions
  • Principles of Management
  • Construction Management


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Semester Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2017 Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book
ISBN 1138698350 ISBN-13 9781138698352

The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Bookhas been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3; measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format; changes in procurement practice; changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work; the increased use of NEC3 form of contract; the impact of BIM. This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer's budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.

Recommended Reading
2017-11-13 Construction Quantity Surveying John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119312901 ISBN-13 1119312906

A practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. It covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project, and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion.

Recommended Reading
2013-06-10 Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0470672196 ISBN-13 9780470672198

Historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match. Change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling (BIM) all adding to the already dynamic environment in which the Quantity Surveyor operates. This new edition of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor reflects that dynamic environment, addressing changing practices and procedures in the profession, whilst focussing on the core skills which are essential to success. The 13th edition of this classic text, originally written by three generations of the Willis family (all quantity surveyors) continues to provide a thorough introduction to the work of the quantity surveyor in private practice, in public service and in contracting organisations.

Recommended Reading
2017-12-05 New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice
ISBN 1138673765 ISBN-13 9781138673762

In this volume, renowned quantity surveying author Duncan Cartlidge reviews the history of the quantity surveyor, examines and reflects on the state of current practice with a concentration on new and innovative practice, and attempts to predict the future direction of quantity surveying practice in the UK and worldwide.

Recommended Reading
2012-07-23 Construction Quantity Surveying John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780470659427 ISBN-13 0470659424

"This book demonstrates that Quantity Surveying is not limited to working behind a desk measuring trade works from drawings & quantifying materials, but is in fact a dynamic and central role within the overall management of construction projects. With an introductory chapter defining the profession & examining the role it plays in the construction industry, the book is then divided into two parts, which cover working on behalf of a client and for a contractor respectively. The chapters cover the full range of activities a QS is likely to encounter, such as cost planning, measurement, procurement and project management"--

Recommended Reading
2009 Seeley and Winfield's Building Quantities Explained Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0230580149 ISBN-13 9780230580145

This text aims to meet the needs of students studying building measurement in the early years of quantity surveying and building degree courses. 27 worked examples embracing all the principal building elements are included.

Recommended Reading
2017-10-24 Construction Management Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 1975934342 ISBN-13 9781975934347

Essential reading for project owners and project managers. The author of several well regarded construction management books once again shares useful practical construction management information. Filled with invaluable tips, insights, examples and advice, this easy to read book takes you from project inception, where the project scope, size and location are decided. To planning, budgeting, appointing the project team, investigations, the design process, selecting the right contractor, dealing with project risks, preliminary work, dealing with project stakeholders, managing the construction process, and finally, commissioning and project completion. Chapters also cover project scheduling, financial aspects and contractual arrangements. You will be equipped with a comprehensive checklist to monitor each phase of your project. Whether you are seasoned project manager, maybe just starting in the construction management professions, perhaps launching a new project as a veteran property developer, or an owner contemplating a new project, or simply planning to build a new home, or preparing to renovate and extend your house, you will find this book filled with valuable information to help you plan, monitor and manage each project phase to ensure your project is a success. Get your copy of this indispensable guide; Construction Management: From Project Concept to Completion. Ensure the success of your next project. The author's previous books have been favourably received by those new to the construction industry as well as seasoned professionals. Reviews include: "this is the best book on project management I have read" and "this book is fun to read and full of examples of what to be aware of with project management."

Module Resources

Journal Resources

RIAI,SCSI,CIF,EI 2006 Code of Practice for tendering and Contractual Matters 2006 Liaison Committee

SCSI and CIF, (2009), Agreed Rules of Measurement, 4th Edition, Published by SCSI and CIF ‘ARM Joint Committee’, Ireland

Other Resources