The aim of the course is to enable students to develop knowledge and examination of various methods of conceptual estimating used in commercial and institutional buildings and their significance in the development of projects prior to the design and construction phases. The course will look at why budget/conceptual estimates are necessary, what factors need to be considered when preparing, evaluating and discussing project and operating costs during the early stages of a project when very little information is available and the design is very minimal. The course will also look at a number of different types of conceptual estimate, when to best use each and the limitations of the estimates types. The lectures will be delivered in 3 hour units per week by a qualified Professional Quantity Surveyor. The 3 hour units will be broken down into a 1 hour lecture and a 2 hour lab session allowing the student to work within a group context to assist learning and allowing question and answer time with the lecturer.
This course counts as a mgmt. elective towards the CMGT program and is part of the CIQS application process. To enrol e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your ID and which estimating (prerequisite) courses you have taken.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Develop an outline of the key elements of the owner’s decision process when considering to initiate a project.
Generate a site options decision matrix with key elements.
Examine different types of conceptual estimating techniques.
Select and apply applicable conceptual estimating techniques.
Examine and evaluate the role of life cycle costs in the decision making process.
Evaluate procurement and project delivery strategies.
Assess and apply contingency strategies.
Effective as of Fall 2011
CMGT 8050 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Cost Studies of Buildings
Allan Ashworth, Srinath Perera
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