Quantity Surveying, Cost Estimation and Bill of Quantities
Quantity Surveying Course, Takeoff, Construction Estimating, BOQ Preparation, Measurements, PlanSwift9
What you will learn
Construction measurements and quantity Takeoff
Project review and scope understanding
Introduction to cost estimation
BOQ preparation from A to Z
Hello and welcome to Construction Measurements & Quantity Estimation online course.
This course is all about quantity takeoff and detailed BOQ preparation after reviewing the project documents and understanding the scope of work which is a very good introduction to construction estimating and project pricing.
The course is structured in a way that will take you from A to Z on how to prepare a quantified BOQ from scratch based on project drawings and specs.
This course is very much recommended for you if you meet any of the below criteria:
1 - If you want to learn quantity takeoff and measurements from zero.
2 - If you have some quantity takeoff knowledge but you are slow in measurements.
3 - If you don't know which takeoff software that you should use or you want to expedite the process and maximize the outcome.
4 - If you want to be able to present your quantities in an undeniable / unarguable manner (very helpful in case of variations).
5 - If you are struggling with project review and understating the scope of work and which items should be measured in the BOQ.
6 - If you want to know what are the units of measurement of each BOQ item and where it can be found and quantified from the drawings.
7 - If you want to see a project being quantified in front of you from the prelims up to external works and provisional sums.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1 - Measure and quantify each item in the BOQ.
2 - Increase your measurements and takeoff speed.
3 - Learn how to use PlanSwift9 for quantity estimation and measurements.
4 - Present your takeoff data with visuals (PlanSwift9 highlights).
5 - Review the project drawings and understand the scope of work that should be accounted for in the BOQ.
6 - Understand the various units of measurements for project items.
7 - Prepare a quantified BOQ from scratch.
8 - Create and save PlanSwift9 templates
Steps that you will be taking to gradually increase your knowledge during the course:
1 - Watch the course introduction
2 - Install the PlanSwift9
3 - Watch the course lectures
4 - Start using / applying what you learn in each lecture
5 - Create your project BOQ
The course covers the below BOQ divisions / items:
1 - Preliminaries
2 - Site works (excavation & backfilling)
3 - Concrete works (sub & super structure various items)
4 - Masonry works (solid, thermal and hollow block)
5 - Metal works (staircase and balconies handrails and project cat ladders)
6 - Joinery works (vanity counters, kitchen cabinets and wardrobes)
7 - Waterproofing works (foundations, wet areas and roof)
8 - Doors & windows
9 - Finishes (flooring, skirting, walls, ceiling and complicated elevation)
10 - External works (boundary wall, interlocking tiles, curbstone, car and pedestrian gates, car parking shades)
The course is a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience on how to quantify and prepare a BOQ for a project, and it focuses only on the scope, quantity and BOQ sides of the project. It will be followed by a series of courses that will cover the complete construction picture from cost and time points of view as following:
1 - Construction measurements, quantity estimation & BOQ (this course).
2 - Cost estimation (ِReleased).
3 - Scheduling and planning (Planned to be released by the end of July 2021).
4 - Project execution and cost control (Planned to be released by the September of June 2021).
Generally, estimation and costing courses online are short and easy to digest, however they add tons of value and knowledge to you.
I'm very exited to have you here guys reading all of this and since you made it to the end of this course description, see you in the first lecture.
If you have any queries related to this course, please don't hesitate to contact me for clarification.
CCP, PMP, ACIArb.