The course introduces students to the principles of construction estimation with regard to the theory and principles of project management as well as bidding practice in the construction industry. The course covers: first principles of estimating, basic macro/microeconomic principles, cost planning and control, drafting project bids, tendering, contracts and bill of quantities.
The aim of the bachelor's study program quantitative survey is to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation that will enable them to measure, value, value and specify construction resources and become active players in the rational identification, use and control of resources within the construction industry.
Graduates of this program are expected to find employment in both the private and public sectors. The main benefit of the revised program is to train quantity surveyors with sufficient skills for the public and private sectors: government agencies, local authorities, ministries and parastatals, construction firms and private consultancies offering quantity surveying services. Updated and diversified courses will cross-pollinate existing departments within the Faculty of Technology.
Individuals interested in the quantity surveying (also known as construction estimating) aspect of construction projects can enroll in construction management degree programs offered at many colleges and universities. Undergraduate courses typically teach students the basics of construction management, which can prepare them for entry-level positions as estimators or managers. Postgraduate courses generally provide students with training in the business, technological and environmental aspects of construction management, preparing them for advanced supervisory or estimating roles.
Here are some common terms in quantitative survey courses:
The course provides students with an introduction to basic concepts in the construction industry. Often residential and commercial projects are covered in one course. Lectures explain how various structural elements – such as the building frame, heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing systems – are integrated into a complex building project. Teaching may also include the history of construction and the development of current building codes, laws and regulations.
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