CE3CIF-Quantification for Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Works

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: CE2QCT Introduction to Quantification and Computerised Taking Off
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Dr Celine Lee

Email: celine.lee@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

The fundamental content of the module is the principles and techniques of quantification for infrastructure and civil engineering works . 


Aims:

This module is designed for students who already have some knowledge of construction technology and the quantification of building works. The aims of this module are to develop an understanding of principles and practices of infrastructure and civil engineering quantification as well as to allow for computer-aided quantification. 


Assessable learning outcomes:


  • Understand the fundamental principles of quantification standard for infrastructure and civil engineering works;

  • Appreciate class structures and preambles of quantification standards for infrastructure and civil engineering works used in the UK and Malaysia;

  • Demonstrate general principles of quantification based on the measurement standard for infrastructure and civil engineering works in the UK and Malaysia;

  • Quantify the common ele ments of infrastructure and civil engineering works based on the measurement standard for infrastructure and civil engineering works in the UK and Malaysia;

  • Produce Bills of Quantities based on the measured elements of infrastructure and civil engineering works using computer technology.


Additional outcomes:

Students should be able to work independently or within a team and present the outcome of their work to course staff and other members of the class


Outline content:


  • Fundamental principles of the measurement standard for infrastructure and civil engineering works in the UK and Malaysia;

  • Class structures and preambles

  • Quantification of:

  • Site Preparation Works and Earthworks

  • Piling Works

  • Concrete Works

  • Pipeworks

  • Drainage Works

  • Roads and Pavings

  • Production of Bills of Quantities using computer technology


Global context:

In order to localise the module content that suits the local practice in Malaysia, MyCESMM2 will be used as the main reference for the module where students will need to understand its fundamental, usages as well as its application to the quantification for infrastructure and civil engineering works.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

To facilitate students understanding on the quantification, lectures will be delivered by first introducing basic infrastructure and civil engineering technology, then it will be followed by  the principles of quantification for infrastructure and civil engineering works. The lectures will be supplemented with hands-on workshops, exercises and discursive seminars. 


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Supervised time in studio/workshop 20
Guided independent study: 70
       
Total hours by term 0 0
       
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 30
Class test administered by School 70

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

30% written assignment including essay is made of quantification assessment of a selected topic.

70% in-class test is made of quantification assessment of a selected topic that students are required to complete within 2 hours.


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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% overall


Reassessment arrangements:

If student fails the assessment, student will be required to carry out a written assignment including essay of a selected topic.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 4 April 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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