Measurement of Building Works

Measurement of Building Work

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This assignment requires you to produce three items of work ( Bungalow only – exclude Garage)

(1) Manually (hand Written)take -off quantities, and provide NRM2 descriptions for Kentmere Bungalow – Finishings (plastering, plasterboard, skirtings, painting & decorating, floor finishes etc). Take a copy of your works as proof of submission

(2) Produce an Excel Spreadsheet in the form of ‘Taking-Off’ paper. From your manual take-off, transfer the dimensions, total quantities and descriptions for the wall finishings only ( taken from task 1)

(3) Produce a plaster and plasterboard specification – Material definitions, workmanship practice and any testing requirements (word processed document)

Learning Outcomes
This assessment is linked to the following learning outcome:

In relation to quantification of building works, the student will apply concepts to measurement, specification and description writing using specific techniques to produce detailed take-offs

Digital Skills – to introduce the concept of producing taking-off on an Excel Spreadsheet format

Assignment Deliverables
You should deliver your work in three separate report sections

• Your manually, hand-written and scanned Kentmere Bungalow Finishings take-off
• Excel Spread for wall finishings
• Plaster and Plasterboard specification ( Work Section Preamble)

Assignment Submission

This is not an electronic submission

Submit your work to the Main Reception desk on Level 5, Arundel Gate Entrance location.

Submit as a bound copy with a front cover/title page, abstract, contents page, reference/bibliography and Appendices sections if required ( such as source/ selected copies of any plastering technical guidelines)

You should submit your MS word & Excel compatible file to the TurnItIn point on blackboard before the deadline stated in assignment diary.

Word Count

The word count for this assignment is in accordance with the requirements of the take-off, however your plastering/plasterboard specification should be no more than 2000 words. (this excludes the section one – the manual take-off and section two the Excel Spreadsheet)

Assessment Criteria

This assignment is worth 100% of the module mark. Please see detailed marking grid at the end of this brief. In summary. The marks will be broken down as follows:

• Overall Presentation 10%

• The Finishings Take-Off 60%

• The Excel Spreadsheet -Wall finishings only 10%

• The Plastering Specification (plaster & plasterboard) 20%

MEASUREMENT MARKING FRAME
• Query Sheet max 05% ………….
• Take-Off List max 05% ………….
• Waste Calculation/Entered Dimension max 30% …………..
• Work Description max 30% …………..
• Coding max 05% ………….
• Format/Arrangement max 20% …………..
• Overall Presentation max 05% …………
• TOTAL max 100% …………..
• Weighting awarded mark ………………… x 60% = ………………………….

Feedback

Feedback for the assessment will be in the following format:
• Guidance and advice in class
• A generic powerpoint feedback entered onto Blackboard and delivered as a ‘Feed-Back’ lecture, which will provide details of overall performance, common issues etc.
• Individual feedback in the form of annotations on scripts and or feedback rubric

Guidance
It is important to reiterate the key point of guidance given in the first paragraph; You should attend class each block week as further guidance on the assignment will be given verbally on an ongoing basis.

Key items to highlight for this assessment are that:

• Place equal effort in the research, thought and drafting for each part.

• For the take-off, please ensure you vertically line your document in accordance with take-off (dimension paper)

• Materials that are not correctly referenced to APA System format may not be marked

• Submit as three separate attached files to blackboard.

Resources
TAKE – OFF You will require a NRM2 ( Use photo copy supplied or library hard copy or download from the isurv web site, or Google NRM2)

EXCEL SPREADSHEET The appropriate Excel Spreadsheet software

PLASTERING SPECIFICATION Key resources for this task will be the ‘construction information service’, ( CIS) library search and databases or access the National Building Specification. Also ‘Google’ further technical information if required.

Extensions and extenuating circumstances
You are advised to read the full procedures for the Submission of EERs and the Submission of Extenuating Circumstances within the SHU Regulations and Codes. (http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/regs.html)

Extensions
Please note there is a University system for exceptional extension requests for coursework. All learners should read the guidelines on the student intranet. The gateway or portal to most of the information you will need as a student is found at my.shu.ac.uk/

Extenuating Circumstances
Extenuating Circumstances policy addresses longer term problems. To claim for EC (most likely request to repeat an assessment) your should read the guidelines on the student intranet. The gateway or portal to most of the information you will need as a student is found at my.shu.ac.uk/

Academic Integrity
Learners should be familiar with SHU policy and practice in relation to academic integrity and in the context of assignments plagiarism and collusion. It advised that all learners should read the guidelines on the student intranet (see: http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/3gb.html). To support the application of this policy electronically submitted work may be presented to TurnitinUK a tool that supports the detection of plagiarism. For further information on TurnitinUK use the search provided in the blackboard support tab (Bb-support) of student intranet (my.shu.ac.uk).
Table 1 Marking Grid (Rubric)
Section Presentation (10%) Bungalow Finishings Take-Off (60%) EXCEL Spreadsheet – Walls only (10%) Plastering Specification (20%)
Coverage Presentation on all aspect of the coursework, including but not limited to: Readability of the material, layout of the forms, clarity of taking-off and formatting of the plastering specification, correct referencing etc. Full compliance with the requirements of NRM2.

All construction items to be dimensioned and described, presented Comprehensive application of spreadsheet techniques with a fully dimensioned, quantified and described range of work activities The provision of a fully worded review of the provision of plastering in terms of its material constituent parts and the method of placement, testing etc
Clear fail (<30%)
{Makes tutor weep} Clearly inadequate. Little of coverage seriously addressed. Critical errors (e.g. not in accordance with NRM2 and concrete specification terminology) Clearly inadequate. Little of coverage seriously addressed. Critical errors (e.g. not to an NRM2 standard and construction items missing) Clearly inadequate. Little of coverage seriously addressed. Total lack of understanding in the application and use of spreadsheets Clearly inadequate. Little of coverage seriously addressed. Critical errors (too simplistic in content)
(≥ 30%) Borderline fail (<40%) {Touches on some aspects} Some of coverage met but with critical errors / omissions. Some of coverage met but with critical errors / omissions. Some of coverage met but with critical errors / omissions.

A minimal understanding of spreadsheet application and final document presentation Some of coverage met but with critical errors / omissions
(≥ 40%) Weak (<50%) {Not really engaged} Some of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions. Some of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions. Some of coverage met but with no critical errors / omissions.

A basic understanding of spreadsheet application and final document presentation Some of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions.
(≥ 50%) OK (<60%) {No big slips} Most of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions. Most of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions. Most of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions.

An acceptable standard of spreadsheet use, and clear presentation of dimensions, descriptions and total quantities Most of coverage met, with no critical errors / omissions.
(≥ 60%) Good (<70%) {Solid / covers bases} All of coverage met, with only minor errors / omissions. All of coverage met, with only minor errors / omissions. All of coverage met, with only minor errors / omissions.

An acceptable standard of spreadsheet use, and clear presentation of dimensions, descriptions and total quantities All of coverage met, with only minor errors / omissions.
(≥ 70%) Very Good (<85%) {Joy to read} All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, some aspects exceeded. All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, some aspects exceeded. Comprehensive application of spreadsheet techniques with a fully dimensioned, quantified and described range of work activities All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, some aspects exceeded.
(≥ 85%) Excellent {Better than tutor would do in time} All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, several aspects substantially exceeded. (e.g. suitable innovation in presentation) All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, several aspects substantially exceeded. Excellent application of spreadsheet techniques with a fully dimensioned, quantified and described range of work activities All of coverage met, with no significant errors/ omissions, several aspect substantially exceeded

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