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TSYH 3450 - Estimating Part 1: Quantity Take-Off

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Prepares students to take-off quantities from construction drawings in order to prepare bills of quantities from design drawings and specifications, and to establish a base for costing.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - Introduction to Estimating

  • Define the general types of construction.
  • State and discuss the types of estimates that are conducted in the various phases of a construction project and relate the accuracy of quantity take-off to the type of estimate.
  • Define the qualities required of an estimator.
  • Define and discuss the process involved in preparing a tender price estimate for a heavy construction project.

Module 2 - Estimating Tools

  • Identify and discuss the equipment, software and forms used in the preparation of a tender price for a heavy construction project.
  • Discuss the need for accurate, neat and formatted calculations in the preparation of a tender price for a heavy construction project.
  • Discuss the sources of cost and productivity data for use in the preparation of a tender price for a heavy construction project.

Module 3 - Measurement

  • Calculate the perimeters, areas and volumes of regular geometric shapes and combinations of shapes in preparation for quantity take-off calculations.
  • Calculate earthworks quantities using cross sections, plan views and profiles.
  • Calculate and discuss earthworks volume changes from bank state to bulk state and to in-place compacted state.

Module 4 - Quantity Take-Off

  • Study and analyze tender documents including the tender drawings to determine the items and specific quantities required to prepare a tender price for a heavy construction project.
  • Calculate the take-off quantities for a typical project given the required reference materials.

Module 5 - Estimating Productivity

  • Describe in detail the engineering fundamentals of productivity and apply these concepts to the calculation of productivity rates for equipment and labour crews.
  • Select appropriate crews and equipment for specific elements of a job.
  • Define the work items of a heavy construction project and complete a quantity take-off complete with a labour, materials, and equipment requirement analysis.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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