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Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others

Reference
F/504/7855
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
11
Guided Learning Hours
77
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to be deemed trained to interpret information, determine quantities and communicate with others in relation to:
-interpreting information including drawings and plans
-estimating quantities and price work for contracting
-organise the building process and communicate the design to work colleagues and others ensuring efficient working practices


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Know how to produce different types of drawings and information in the construction industry.
  • 1.1. - Explain the advantages and disadvantages of electronic drawing methods to traditional drawing methods.
  • 1.2. - Explain the range of details required for floor plans in construction drawings.
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    Including:
    - sections, datum levels, wall constructions, material codes, depth dimensions, heights, schedules, specification.

  • 1.3. - Detail information required for elevation in construction drawings.
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    Including:
    - sections, datum levels, wall constructions, material codes, depth dimensions, heights, schedules, specification.

  • 1.4. - Explain the information required for linking specification schedules to drawings.
  • 1.5. - Compare the reasons for different projections used in construction drawings.
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    Including:
    - Orthographic, Isometric.
    - sections, datum levels, wall constructions, material codes, depth dimensions, heights, schedules, specification.

  • 1.6. - Explain why hatchings and symbols are used in construction drawings.
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    Including:
    - sections, datum levels, wall constructions, material codes, depth dimensions, heights, schedules, specification.

2

Know how to estimate quantities and price work for contracts

  • 2.1. - Analyse the resource requirements for a construction task.
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    Including:
    - quantities.
    - resources.
    - labour.

  • 2.2. - Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing or hiring plant and equipment.
  • 2.3. - Explain the benefits of planning the sequence of materials and labour requirements.
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    Including:
    - use of bills of quantities, programmes of work, stock systems, lead times, schedules, pricing systems, ghant charts, bar charts.

  • 2.4. - Explain suitable methods used for calculating hours required.
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    Including:
    - labour costs.
    - duration and type of work to be carried out.
    - formulas.
    - manual methods.

  • 2.5. - Explain a range of added costs to consider when estimating work.
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    Including:
    - insurance contribution stage payments, value added tax (VAT), PAYE, travel expenses, profit and loss, suppliers terms and conditions, wastage, penalty clauses.

  • 2.6. - Define the elements that make up the total estimated price.
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    Including:
    - VAT, PAYE, plant and equipment hire, penalties and contingencies.

  • 2.7. - Explain the different factors that affect profitability.
3

Know how to ensure good working practices.

  • 3.1. - Explain the measures undertaken on site to maintain good working relationships.
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    Including:
    - site agent, clerk of works, contracts manager, manual workers, supervisors, skilled employees, professional technicians.
    - hierarchical charts.

  • 3.2. - Explain the need for maintaining the trust and confidence of colleagues.
  • 3.3. - Analyse the need for accurate communication throughout the stages of construction.
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    In relation to:
    - alternations to drawings.
    - variation to contracts.
    - changes to risk assessments.
    - work restrictions.
    - changing circumstances.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit will be achieved in accordance with the additional guidance requirements as set out by the Awarding Organisation.

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