Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Quantity Surveying & Estimation

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To enhance the ability of students to learn the various principles of computations related to quantity surveying.
  • To enhance skill of students in preparing detail estimates and bill of quantities for various civil engineering projects.
  • To familiarize students with tender and contract documents.
Course Outline:
Scope: Scope of civil engineering works, General practice in government departments for schedule of rates and specifications, Rate analysis, Specifications for various items of construction.

Bill of Quantities (B.O.Q) & Measurement Book (M.B): Types and methods of estimates, working out quantities, rates and cost analysis of construction materials;
Contents and preparation of bills of quantities for different projects like irrigation, roads, sanitary, building etc. and maintaining of Measurement Books. Measurement, specification and costing of sitework, excavation, backfill, concrete, masonry, carpentry, and finishes works; Overview and discussion of estimating procedures and considerations for concrete retaining wall, steel truss, road, sewer and water mains pipe works. Escalation, Contingency, Priced bill of quantity.

Tendering: Preparation of civil engineering contracts and tender documents.

Evaluation of proposals and contracts.

Overview of Contract Law and Dispute Resolution: Contract express and implied terms; breach of contract; liability for negligence; statutory and regulatory laws affecting construction; rights and liabilities of project key stakeholders. Overview of engineering and professional registration, contractor licensing, insurance and bonds. Liquidated damages and penalty/ bonus clauses. Delays; acceleration; suspension of work; termination. Changes, Claims, Alternate Dispute Resolutions Techniques.

Lab Outline:

The Design work and/or experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the Laboratory/Design class.

Recommended Books:

  • S. Dutta, Estimating and Costing in Civil Engineering, 24th ed. SOS Free Stock, 1999
  • D.D.Kohli, Estimating, Costing and Accounts, 9th ed. S. Chand & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Keith Collier, Fundamentals of construction. Estimating & Cost Accounting, Prentice Hall, 1975
  • Jimmie Hinze, Construction Contracts, 3rd Edition, 2010, McGraw Hill
  • Marks Kalin, Robert S. Weygant, Harold J. Rosen & John R. Regenar, Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures, 2010, Wiley