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Architecture engineering, Construction engineering


This demonstration is addressed to Irish students taking measurement or quantities modules at first year or entry level of quantity surveying related programmes.

The worked example has been carried out using traditional handwritten quantity surveying processes on traditional dimension paper. It is acknowledged that, in actual practice, this would be carried out using measurement software or on-screen measurement technology. The traditional handwritten approach, however, has been retained in order to enable novice students to develop the necessary measurement skills and build confidence through direct contact with drawings and written taking off processes. In addition the presentation illustrates how the work may be laid out under typical examination conditions.

The demonstration has been kept simple in the interests of clarity but nevertheless accords with the principles of the Agreed Rules of Measurement (ARM4 – 2009) and aims to provide a foundation for the measurement of more challenging scenarios.