The course covers the following topics Formation of contract, parties to a contract, void and voidability of a contract, parties to a contract, termination of contracts, remedies for breach. Special topics: sales of land and goods, agency, the legal position of auctioneers and estate agents, insurance, hire purchase, sales of goods etc.
This course deal with the act of determines the size, quantity or amount of items in Electrical and Mechanical services drawings and is for students in quantity surveying. The course provides training in the interpretation of drawing and the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order enhance their ability to prepare bills of quantities for a simple building project. Topics to be covered include stepped foundations; finishes (floor, wall and ceiling); painting and decoration; roof covering of different materials. Masonry and rubble walling; upper floor in timber/concrete; simple concrete/steel beams; preparation of bills using a simple scheme.
This course is an overview of building construction in a more complex outlook. It is designed primarily for students of Quantity Surveying with a view to ground their knowledge of Construction Technology in preparation for the Measurement of Building works I. The focus of the course include: complex foundation details such as preliminary investigation, pad, stepped and raft foundations. Further are piling system, basement construction, shoring, underpinning, upper floor, timber floor, steel floor and precast unit. Others include roofing system for large spans-lattice girder, portal frame, shells. Proprietary systems-suspended ceilings, curtain walling, cladding, industrialised system building (ISB), open and closed system, structural steel work and dimensional coordination. This course also includes a compulsory field trip to be decided by the instructors.
The courses involved in this Tendering for construction works are: illustration of the use of the different estimating methods. The estimating process, Tendering and tendering procedure â€“ open, selective, negotiated etc. Procurement policies in Nigeria, 2007 procurement Act and amendments. Contractual arrangement â€“ fixed price, fluctuating etc. Factors influencing the decision of the method of estimating to be used for a construction project, Sources of data for estimating. Bases upon which prices of bill items are compiled and Factors affecting tender prices.
Building maintenance technology including agencies causing decay and changes in appearance of building materials, structural survey on dwelling and schedule of dilapidation. Alterations, conversions, extensions and improvement of buildings. Building maintenance management. Maintenance cycle and profiles, maintenance standards, statutory requirements. Planning maintenance work and cost control of maintenance operations. Organisation of maintenance departments.
This course entails such areas as utility services â€“ Water Supply, Treatment, Cold and Hot water supply to buildings including high rise buildings. Sanitary Appliances - Materials, Water Closets, Urinals, Baths, Showers, Wash Basins, Sinks, Taps, Valves etc. Pipework - Properties and applications of materials, pipe fixing, pipe sizing. Sewage disposal, Refuse Disposal.
This course introduces the student to the theory and design of simple reinforced concrete structures: Development of elastic theories of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, and columns, Understanding the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and the development of graphic skills in the presentation of design results. Load path, functions of various types of members, reasons behind members becoming unserviceable. Fall theory and demonstration, loss of equilibrium.
The course is more of a continuation to QSV301 (Measurement of Building Works 1) which is about appreciating; interpreting the design and measurement of building elements. Therefore, in this course, the focus is to provide more guide to the students on: how to interprete the design of complex elements within building designs; how to make use of design specification in the measurement of work items in these elements; how to apply the appropriate rules in the Building and Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 3 (BESMM 3) to items and how to prepare a draft bill. Topics under consideration include: complex substructural works such as steel grillage and raft foundation, basement, glazing, metal works and stairs in timber and concrete. Other are in-situ frames and precast components, simple steel structure, roof trusses, fittings and furnishing, external works and drainage.
This course is an overview of construction of building and civil engineering structures. It is designed mainly for students in the built environment disciplines. The course also satisfies the need of students in other related fields as it offers practical training in the production process of building and civil engineering structures. The primary focus of the course is to impart useful knowledge and skills to the students in order to enhance their ability to handle and deliver construction projects on schedule and with little or no rework. The relevant topics to be covered include retaining walls which embrace gravity and reinforced concrete diaphragm walls, road pavement construction (types, grade, sub-base, base course, wearing course including materials used in construction), bridges (types and suitability, methods of construction, use and construction of caissons and cofferdam in bridges), airport construction (types, accessories such as run way, lighting, wind indicator, layout), railway track (materials used and constructional methods, rails, sleepers, cross ties, switches, crossings, terminal etc), tunnel construction (excavation, safety precautions, linings, installation of services etc), construction plant and equipment. Field trip.
The course in construction materials and equipment is designed primarily for students in Quantity Surveying discipline. However, it also meets the needs of students in other fields like the Building technology discipline, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students regarding construction materials for example; concrete, timber, steel, its composition and operations. This will enhance their knowledge of materials used for construction and the usage of construction plants and equipment. Topics to be covered include types of cement, aggregates, concreting operations, bricks manufacture, as well as timber types and properties and defects preservation. Other topics include construction plants and equipment, steel technology â€“ production, fabrication and installation and other materials like metals, glass, asphalt, bitumen and paint. Also, the course will enhance their practical knowledge during field trips to construction sites.
The courses involved in this building service and equipments are mechanical conveyors in high rise building, lifts, escalators, paternosters, etc. Electrical installation â€“ installation, metering and tariff, I.E.E. regulations, consumer distribution system. The phase system, wiring system (conduit, surface etc). Fire prevention â€“ fire and fire fighting equipments in buildings, buildings regulation. Gas services, sources of natural and town gas, installation and distribution within buildings.