CE3CPQ-Project QS

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: CE3CQC Quantification and Costing
Modules excluded: CE3CBP Building Surveying Projects CE3CPM Construction Management Project
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Lawrence Mbugua

Email: l.mbugua@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
The module is an individual student project consisting of the undertaking of the design and cost management of a specified development project

To give practical experience in the basic construction management techniques related to the current practice of construction cost management (quantity surveying).

Assessable learning outcomes:

For a specified proposed new building facility, the student will produce a project brief, an outline design, key aspect of detaildetailed design, report on design evaluation and a cost estimate. The student will also develop key documents expected from a quantity surveyor such as an elemental design cost.cost plan; a bill of quantities, life cycle cost analysis and advice on procurement options. 

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Students will be provided with aan outline design brief for a proposed building facility, or which,and working individually with tutorial guidance, the students will produce, amongst others:

1. The detailed design brief

2. The outline design

3. An initial stage cost forecast.

4. Detailed design of selected elements

5.A Design Cost Plan An elemental cost plan 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will undertake the project individually with tutorial guidance and brief lectures on key aspects.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 5 5
Project Supervision 10 10
Guided independent study: 85 85
Total hours by term 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

STAGE A Interim Submission of project portfolio (Autumn term) – 10%

STAGE B Interim Submission of project portfolio (Spring term) – 20%

FINAL Submission of project portfolio (Spring term) – 70%

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
•where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
•where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 40%

Reassessment arrangements:

Re-submission of project portfolio

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 6 July 2020


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