QSUR602 – Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings

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Module code
Module title
Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings
To enable the student to further develop the skills and knowledge to price schedules of quantities with unit rates, and apply overheads, profit and on-cost items in the preparation and collation of tenders for medium and large building projects.
  • EN1601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Produce schedule of quantities for use in tender preparation for medium and large building projects
Build up unit rates and apply overheads, profit and on-cost items for a medium or large building project.
Compile tender information in preparation of tenders for a medium or large building project
May include, but not limited to, an appropriate selection from the following topics:
Schedule of quantities: role in preparing a tender submission. Outline main contractor/subcontractor costs and responsibilities for use in trade, preliminary and general sections of the tender.
Unit rates and application of overheads, profit and on-cost items: build up unit rates for a range of measured items and identification of pricing components. Selection and application of labour, materials, plant. Principles, classification and application of onsite/off site overheads, profit and on-cost items - total trade costs. Market rates and conditions, cost, availability, conditions of sale/hire. Quotations - use, assessment and selection.
Compilation of tender information: Collation of priced items, trade totals, lump sums and preliminary and general sections in accordance with tender and contract conditions.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning activities for topics may typically include practical/workshop, case studies, lectures, tutorials, field trips, group work, visiting specialists, computer simulations, web technologies, projects and self-directed learning.
Assessment Criteria
A portfolio is a compilation of evidence presented by the student in ways that demonstrate their acquired knowledge, competencies and capabilities.
The contents of students' portfolios may typically include evidence of achievement from assignments, projects, tests, exams, formative assessments, and peer assessments, self and group assessments.
Portfolio of evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Computer with spreadsheet software
Access to online material, product, pricing data