code CB415
credit_hours 3
title Quantity Surveying, Cost Estimating and Specifications
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prequisites CB322 and CB354
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Quantity surveying - Introduction to cost estimating in construction - Direct and indirect costs - Markups and profits - Construction bidding - Construction specification writing - types and uses.
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objectives The course objective is introducing the student to the fundamentals of quantity surveying, cost estimating and specifications.
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ref. books Project Management For Construction by Levy, S. L. Publisher: Mc-Graw Hill Inc.,N.Y.,ESA, Latest Edition.rnConstruction Specifications Writing by Rosin, H. J. and Heineman T. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Latest Edition.rnEstimating Construction Costs by Peurifoy R.L.Publisher: McGraw Hill, N.Y., USA, Latest Edition.rnBuilding Construction Cost Data (Means Building Construction Cost Data)by Waier, Phillip, R. Publisher: R.S. Means Company, USA, Latest Edition.rn
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textbook Fundamentals of Construction Estimating by Pratt, David Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning, USA, Latest Edition.
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objective set combined
content set combined
Course Content
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1 Week No.1: Introduction to quantity surveying: Importance of quantity surveying in construction cost estimating, and its role in scheduling.
2 Week No.2: Quantity surveying of earthworks & earth structures.
3 Week No.3: Quantity surveying of buildings.
4 Week No.4: Quantity surveying of buildings, continued.
5 Week No.5: Quantity surveying of reinforced concrete skeleton in buildings.
6 Week No.6: Quantity surveying of reinforced concrete skeleton in buildings, continued.
7 Week No.7: Quantity surveying of reinforced concrete skeleton in buildings.
8 Week No.8: Quantity surveying of civil engineering projects.
9 Week No.9: Introduction to cost estimating.
10 Week No.10: Direct and indirect costs.
11 Week No.11: Markup, profits and pricing.
12 Week No.12: Applications and term projects.
13 Week No.13: Applications and term projects, continued.
14 Week No.14: Construction specification writing, types and uses.
15 Week No.15: Construction specification writing, types and uses, continued.
16 Week No.16: Final Exam.