Cost Planning and Estimating

Course code ARBE2308Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course examines and applies estimating tools, techniques and software for costing construction projects in its various stages from both client and contractor perspectives. Elements of preliminary estimating, cost planning and detailed estimating will be integrated and applied to enable informed rational cost related decisions. Applies estimating principles to price/cost superficial spaces, functional areas, elements, resources and trades and develop ethical bidding strategies.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 1, Semester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Apply preliminary cost estimating techniques to prepare building cost plans
- Apply estimating techniques to build unit prices.
- Price tenders with available information.
- Develop and apply appropriate cost planning and bidding strategies that are ethically appropriate.
- Extract relevant information from Building Information Models to apply to estimates
Content- Introduction to cost planning and estimating Preliminary estimating techniques
- Preparing cost plans
- Estimating preliminaries & temporary works
- Estimating trades (selected trades)
- Bidding models and tendering strategies
- Civil engineering (infrastructure) estimating basics
- Estimating with computers
- Use of BIM in estimating
- Preparing for pre qualifications, Tender evaluation process and Post tender protocols
Replacing Course(s)This replace the existing 10 credit course ARBE2304 Estimating and Tendering.
TransitionARBE2304 Estimating and Tendering to ARBE2308 Cost Planning and Estimating.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesPreparation of a cost plan.
A tender estimate and a strategy for a contractor organisation.
Preparation of an estimate using details extracted from BIM
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE2308