Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course examines the process of building measurement and bills of quantity through the development and demonstration of 'essential skills'. Elements of measurement and bills of quantities in accordance with the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (ASMM) will be applied.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Investigate the process of building measurement

2. Apply the rules for bills of quantities and ASMM

3. Prepare building measurement and bills of quantities for five major trades according to the ASMM: groundworks concrete/formwork/ reinforcement


  • Introduction to building measurement (Units of measurement, BQ format and ASMM)
  • General rules of ASMM
  • Taking off format and method
  • Measurement process of groundworks
  • Measurement process of concrete - insitu concrete
  • Measurement process of concrete - formwork
  • Measurement process of concrete - reinforcement
  • Computer software for measurement and BQ preparation


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program [12331].

Students not enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program must seek Program Convenor approval to enrol.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online quizzes

Report: Measurement of Groundworks

Report: Measurement of Concrete, Formwork and Reinforcement

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.