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SDCM71-310: Measurement 2 January 2019 [Intensive]

General information

Measurement 2 develops greater understanding of measurement principles and practices, especially in commercial and industrial construction. Topics include preliminaries, trade preambles, measurement and billing of quantities for a wide range of trades and more complex building works and services and provide experience in the use of computer software in preparing construction documentation. Bid development and pricing strategies are also investigated in detail.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SDCM71-310
Subject title:Measurement 2
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 2
  • Seminar: x2 (Total hours: 14) - Seminar 3
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 78) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Master Builders Australia Limited. (2016). Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works. 6th edition OR,
  • AIQS, NZIQS, MBA & RMBANZ Australian and New Zealand Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works. 2018 Edition,
  • Marsden, P.K. (1998). Basic Building Measurement,. 2nd, NSW: University of New South Wales Press Kensington
  • Best, R., Smith, P. and Doherty, J (2014). Detailed Building Measurement. Sydney: AIQS Vol 1 & 2
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Build on the measurement skills learnt in Measurement 1 and develop these to cover more complex trades and work items.
  2. Evaluate standard methods of measurement and approaches to measuring building quantities and develop a sound knowledge of the costs and benefits associated with alternative measurement methods.
  3. Develop skills in interpretation of construction documents including drawings and specifications, and standards such as the Australian Standard Method Measurement of Building Works.
  4. Advise clients of the benefits and costs associated with different approaches to building cost control and the documents used in tendering and cost management such as various types of bills of quantities, builders' bills and the like.
  5. Develop an advanced ability to quantify two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, given sufficient and yet limited description of the dimensions.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
In-Class Quiz - Individual 4 Quizzes undertaken in class time worth 2.5% each 10% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 5.
Technical Document § Assignment 1 20% Week 5 1, 2, 3.
Technical Document § Assignment 2 20% Week 10 1, 2, 3.
Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) ^ End of semester examination 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Pass requirement

To pass this subject students must not only achieve an aggregate (overall) mark of 50% but they must also achieve a minimum 50% mark in the final exam. Where a student achieves an overall mark of 50 or more but fails the exam a final result of 46F will be recorded.

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Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Subject curriculum

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Approved on: Nov 12, 2018. Edition: 1.5