ENCM650-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Cost Engineering

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Work Break-down Structure; Project Cost Scoping; Cost Databases; Pricing & Indexing; Feasibility & Conceptual Estimating; Quantity Surveying (Earthworks, Pavements, Structures); Variation Order Scoping; Contingencies; Stochastic Estimating; Industry Trends.

The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of how an engineer must break down the construction engineering process into its component steps and reassemble it into a straightforward, logical methodology for the development of accurate cost analyses of construction projects from the client’s standpoint. The course is delivered in block mode and will alternate lectures, discussions and short, high-impact team exercises that are designed to reinforce the lecture’s learning objectives.

On the first day, there will be a general introduction of Cost Engineering, some general concepts will be explained. The second and third day will be used to explore first principles cost estimating. During the days there will be exercises, lectures and discussions. The 3rd day will end with the introduction of the first major assignment, which will be handed in some weeks later. The 4th day will be filled with an overview of the Engineering estimates and end with the second major assignment in which some literature investigating and critical thinking will be needed.

Pre-requisites

RP: BE (Hons) or
equivalent

Recommended Preparation

BE (Hons) or equivalent

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 Eng Core 119 Meeting Room
9 Aug - 15 Aug
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 106
9 Aug - 15 Aug
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 12:00 - 17:00 E12
9 Aug - 15 Aug
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Intensive Block Course E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 15:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Intensive Block Course F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Intensive Block Course G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Intensive Block Course H
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 12:00 - 15:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Intensive Block Course I
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 15:00 - 17:00 Wheki 106
20 Sep - 26 Sep

Timetable Note

Course Content

Day 1:
1. Introduction to Cost Engineering
1.1 Introduction Course
1.2 Cost Engineering
1.3 Finance
1.4 Accounting
1.5 Productivity
1.6 Assignment 1 - Individual

Day 2:
2. Cost Estimating
2.1 Introduction to estimating
2.2 Procurement models & Contracts
2.3 Tender Documents
2.4 Tender Evaluation Process
2.5 Tender Pricing Basics
2.6 Assignment 2 – Group

Day 3:
3. Cost Estimating
3.1 Presentations of assignment 2
3.2 Peer reviews, general discussion and lessons learned
Course Outline 2020 2
3.3 Introduction assignment 3 - Group
3.4 Risk / Contingency / escalation
3.5 Margin / Overhead / Profit

Day 4
4. Cost Engineering
4.1 Using Cost Databases for Project Pricing & Indexing Prices
4.2 Pricing & Indexing Practical Exercise
4.3 Feasibility & Conceptual Estimating
4.4 Conceptual Estimate Practical Exercise
4.5 Introduction Assignment 4

Course Coordinator

Eric Scheepbouwer

Assessment

NB. Submission deadlines: Failure to attend for the presentation or submit the assignment on the dates given will result in zero being recorded for the element of the course unless prior approval is given by the course coordinator.

If required to repeat this course both the presentations and report assignments must be re-done.

Textbooks / Resources

All presentation material will be made available during the block course. Additional web references will be made available. Learn may be utilised to aid student learning.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENCM650 Occurrences

  • ENCM650-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021