An This Construction Estimating online unit, online undergraduate level 3 unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Construction Estimating explores the history and development of estimating methods and principles used in contracting organisations. You will study key strategic estimating areasfundamentals, including pricing preliminaries and determining margins, the use of builder's bills of quantities, tender preparation and obtaining and checking sub-contractor quotations.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to apply the process of estimating and utilise the techniques used by professional construction contractors in preparing a tender. You will also learn how to interpret contract documents to develop basic unit rates, apply those rates to calculate project estimates, and analyse sub-contractor quotation for synthesis into a tender document.
Construction Estimating is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia. Assessment is based on an estimating exercise, an invigilated exam, a presentation and a detailed report.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Enrolment Accepted onto into the course 'Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)'
Areas of study
In this Construction Estimating unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to cConstruction eEstimating
Roles and types of construction estimates
Sources of data for construction estimating
Building-up rates: earthwork
Building-up rates: concrete work
Building-up rates: masonry
Building-up rates: painting and finishing
Estimates, tender and schedules
Estimating for risks and uncertainties
Estimates, tender analysis, payment mechanisms and cashflow forecasts
Computer applications for estimating
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The skills you develop in this unit can offer up a wide range of employment opportunities in the construction industry. By completing the Construction Estimating unit, you will further develop your understanding of estimating, and this will get you one step closer to a career as a building contractor, construction manager, contract administrator, estimator, facilities manager, property developer and quantity surveyor.
Construction Estimating is a core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) from Curtin University. This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Member entry to both institutes is available after two years of approved field practice and an assessment of professional competence.
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Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Construction Estimating from Curtin University.
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