Quantity Surveying and Estimation (CE3033)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Estimating And Costing In Civil Engineering, Dutta S., 24th Edition

Estimating, Costing And Accounts, Kohli D. D., 9th Edition

Reference Book(s)

Fundamentals Of Construction. Estimating & Cost Accounting, Keith C., Latest Edition

Construction Contracts, Jimmie H., 3rd Edition

Course Objectives

1. To enhance the ability of students to learn the various principles of computations related to quantity surveying. 2. To enhance skill of students in preparing detail estimates and bill of quantities for various civil engineering projects. 3. To familiarize students with tender and contract documents.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Gain the ability to learn the various principles of computations related to quantity surveying.

CLO:2            Have a skill in preparing detail estimates and bill of quantities for various civil engineering projects.

CLO:3            Be able to use computer software for quantity surveying and estimation.

Course Contents

Scope

  • Scope of civil engineering works

  • General practice in government departments for schedule of rates and specifications

  • Rates and cost analysis of construction materials

  • Specifications for various items of construction

Quantity Surveying of a Simple Load-Bearing Structure

  • Quantity of excavation

  • Quantity of sub-structure concrete

  • Quantity of sub-structure masonry

  • Quantity of backfill

  • Quantity of bitumen

  • Quantity of sub-structure misc. items

  • Quantity of super-structure concrete for different structural elements

  • Quantity of super-structure masonry

  • Quantity of plaster

  • Quantity of flooring, dado/skirting and tiles

  • Quantity of steel for sub- and super-structure including bar bending schedule

  • Quantity of super-structure misc. items

  • Quantity of plumbing items

  • Quantity of electrical items

  • Quantity of architectural items

Bill of Quantities (BOQ) & Measurement Book (MB)

  • Types and methods of estimates (overview and discussion of estimating procedures and considerations for concrete retaining wall, steel truss, road, sewer and water pipe works)

  • Contents and preparation of BOQ (Specification and costing of site work, excavation, backfill, concrete, masonry, carpentry, and finishes works) for different projects like irrigation, roads, sanitary, building etc. and maintaining of measurement books

  • Escalation, contingency, priced bill of quantity

  • BOQ of a simple load-bearing structure

Use of computer software

  • Development of worksheets and use of computer software (if any) for quantity surveying and estimation

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

               CLO’s

CLO-1

(Learning principles of QS)

CLO-2

(Skill to prepare BOQ & estimates)

CLO-3

 (Computer Application )

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO-1

(Learning principles of QS)

CLO-2

(Skill to prepare BOQ & estimates)

CLO-3

 (Computer Application)

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

Final Exam (40-45%)