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SRQ462 - Building Cost Planning

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Melissa Chan

Prerequisite:

SRT351, SRE272 (students enrolled in S346, D364, D365)

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Trimester 2: 1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Trimester 3: 24 hours of seminars per trimester offered in intensive blocks.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit considers the principles of design economics applied to buildings and the role of cost planning during design development. Topics include the origins and purpose of cost planning and control, various techniques for estimating prices based on area, function, element, sub-element and composite work items, the effect of design constraints and variables on total building costs, the stages of design development, adjustment of historical prices and the accuracy of different estimating approaches. Life cycle costing, including the use of discounting in comparative situations, and its importance in the assessment of environmental sustainability are discussed in detail.

Assessment

Two assignments (30% each) 60%, examination 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3057$3151

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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