COMM I7003 - Procedures and Documentation

Full Title:Procedures and Documentation
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:COMM I7003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to provide the student with knowledge of contractual procedures, measurement, estimating and tendering systems used in Infrastructural Engineering.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Recognise and discuss the organised systems within which projects take place.
  2. Identify and be familiar with various types of contract documentation.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to define, assimilate and use the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement.
  4. Relate, practice and assess the principles of estimating Civil Engineering works.
  5. Recognise, summarise and contrast between various tendering options available to the industry.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Organisation
Project life cycle, inception through to testing, commissioning and handover. Project teams, roles and repsponsibilities.
Contract Documentation
Preparation of contract documentation. Function and content of each.
Procurement and Tendering
Different procurement options, Traditional, design amd build, construction management, management contracting. Tendering options - selective, open, restricted, competitive, negotiated. Tendering procedures and decision to tender.
Standard Methods of Measurement
Different types of method of measurement. Use of the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESSM) 4th edition. Measurement of the following classes, Earthworks, In situ concrete, concrete ancillaries, Pipework - pipes, fittings and valves, manholes, Pipework ancillaries. Preparation of Bills of Quantities, general items, provisional sums, prime cost sums, dayworks, list of principle quantities, adjustment item and general contingency allowance.
Establishment of all in rates for labour and plant. Build up of unit rates applicable to typical Civil Engineering elements.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Bill of Quantities preparation exercise for a certain section of civils works 2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Exercise based on the selection of real life tenders and discussion of the alternative options. 1,5 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Bill of Quantity item estimation test. 4 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 80.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Supervised tutorial 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading Assimilation of presented course materials 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Completion of coursework exercises 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Institution of Civil Engineers 2012, CESMM4 : civil engineering standard method of measurement, 4th Ed., Institution of Civil Engineers London [ISBN: 9780727757517]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ivor H. Seeley, George P. Murray 2001, Civil engineering quantities, 6th Ed., Palgrave Basingstok [ISBN: 9780333800744]
  • Spence Geddes 1996, Estimating for building and civil engineering works, 9th Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 0750627972]
  • John Hardy. 1988, Measurement of civil engineering work : an introduction, 2nd Ed., Measurement of civil engineering work : an introduction [ISBN: 0947763325]
  • Frank Harris and Ronald McCaffer 2006, Modern construction management, 6th Ed., Blackwell Oxford [ISBN: 9781405133258]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory