Measurement of Building Works


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 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

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 Masonry Roofing Finishes


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
  • Measurement process of Masonry
  • Measurement process of Roofing
  • Measurement process of Finishes
  • Computer software for measurement and BQ preparation
  • Overview & Future Directions of Measurement


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

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Measurement of Groundworks, Concrete, Formwork and Reinforcement

Written Assignment: Assignment 3 - Measurement of Masonry, Roofing and Finishes

Quiz: Online Quiz

Contact Hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

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