Hours Per Week

Hours per Semester

Weighted Total Mark

Weighted Exam Mark

Weighted Continuous Assessment

Credit Units

LH

PH

TH

CH

WTM

WEM

WCM

CU

3

0

3

45

100

60

40

3

Course Description

The course in geared at taking the student through the principles of quantity surveying.

Objectives/Aim

  • To enable the student understand the different principles of quantity surveying.

Course Outline

  1. Standard method of measurement (SMM)                                                             [10 CH]
  2. Bills of quantities and costing:                                                                                     [10 CH]
  3. Excavation, concrete, brickwork, steel and ironwork pipelines                   [10 CH]
  4. Specifications                                                                                                                      [8 CH]
  5. Schedule rates                                                                                                                     [7 CH] 

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Understand the different principles of quantity surveying.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different principals in quantity surveying.

Method of Teaching/Delivery

The course will be conducted through lectures, tutorials and assignments. Basic lecture materials provided by the Lecturer will be supplemented by individual reading effort by students.

Assessment Method

Continuous assessment through assignments and tests, and final written examination. The final examination carry 60% of the total mark., while continuous assessment will carry a total of 40%.

Reading/ Reference Materials

  1. Turner,D.F. (1983), Quantity Surveying – Practice and Administration. George Godwin, London.
  2. Seeley, I. H. and Winfield, R. 1999. Building Quantities Explained 5th Edition.  Macmillan, London
  3. Wood, R.D. (1985), Principles of Quantity Surveying Estate Gazzette, London.
  4. Institute of Architects, Kenya (1970), Standard Methods of Measurement of Building Works for East Africa, (1st Edn.) Architectural Association of Kenya, Chapter of Quantity Surveyors, Nairobi.

Attachments

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CMG 8105 Principles of Quantity Surveying

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