Cost Planning and Estimating
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Architecture, Construction Management, Design Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Apply preliminary cost estimating techniques to prepare building cost plans.2. Apply estimating techniques to build unit prices.3. Price conforming tenders with available information.4. Develop and apply appropriate cost planning and bidding strategies that are ethically appropriate.5. Extract relevant information from Building Information Models to apply to estimatesCONTENTIntroduction to cost planning and estimating Preliminary estimating techniquesPreparing cost plansEstimating preliminaries & temporary worksEstimating trades (selected trades)Bidding models and tendering strategiesCivil engineering (infrastructure) estimating basicsEstimating with computersUse of BIM in estimatingPreparing for pre qualifications, Tender evaluation process and Post tender protocols
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.