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SSUD13-316: Construction Tendering and Finance


This subject deals with a number of areas relating to financial evaluation and tendering for construction work. It includes a range of topics relevant to aspects of the financial managment of development and construction projects including assessment ofproject feasibility, estimating procedures for complex work, tendering procedures and tender preparation, determination of margins for profit and overheads, bidding strategies, and taxation issues relevant to the construction industry.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the components of construction and development costs, both direct and indirect
2. Analyse and synthese the composite rates for typical building work
3. Analyse and derive mark-ups that cover general and job-specific overheads and profit
4. Perform an in-depth appraisal of typical tendering processes and procedures and have a general awareness of various statistical methods and bidding theories that may be used in tendering
5. Characterise typical financing arrangements for large construction projects and provide preliminary advice to clients on these arrangements.
6. Recognise taxation issues relevant to construction estimating and finance.


Pre-requisite: SSUD12-317 - Measurement 1

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017