Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Module Learning Outcomes Assessed: Use concepts and principles in the preparation of budget costings and evaluate analytical estimating methods for building and civil engineering projects.Evaluate and apply a range of estimating methods for cost advice – including approximate estimating, operational estimating, unit rate estimating and preliminaries using various examples (excavation and earthwork; concrete work; brickwork and blockwork) and bidding strategies Critically evaluate the analytical estimating methodologies and their applications to given case studies with particular emphasis on industry and professional standards such as NRM1.                          
Assignment – Scenario   A mixed use development is being proposed for the outskirts of Coventry. You will be required to develop an initial unit estimate using either Functional or superficial methods. You will be allocated one of the scenarios below, you will then need to develop the estimate and then present it to the group showing all of your calculations. Create a presentation of your work and submit it on the day above, you will then need to present your work.   The available options are –     Car Park – 850 Car Park Spaces Q1 2023   You will be developing a suitable unit estimate calculation individually based on your own historic data collection. This will be presented to the entire group Via Teams or during the Campus based sessions, immediately following submission.                                
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