Application of principles of structural design and analysis of members used in contemporary timber and steel frame buildings. The design of beam girders and trusses. Welded and riveted connections, columns, bearing plate etc. Theories of wind braces and effect on building design. Topics also include design for stability in structure; trusses and lattice girders, space frame and rigid frames; plates and shells; cable, tent and arch structures; foundations and retaining walls; design dependence on method of construction.
This course is an introduction to construction of buildings. It is designed primarily for students in Quantity Surveying and Estate Management. It focuses on the study of the following aspects of building construction; site preparation, construction of simple foundations, floor construction, walls, and general concrete works. As a practical oriented course, the focus is to impart understanding of the construction methods in the students in order to prepare them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels. Topics to be covered include functional requirements and their design and construction requirements; types and methods of classification; component members and methods of construction of the selected elements and trade works in the building.
In order to achieve realistic estimating, computation of quantities need to be accurate. This course is meant to embed students with the skills of taking off and bill of quantities preparation for civil engineering works. Students with adequate knowledge of taking-off for building works are likely to have an edge in the course. Although the course is meant to impart useful skills on the students with regard to drawing interpretation, taking off and bill of quantities preparation, additional effort will be made to explain the construction of the civil engineering works for which taking-off is to be done. This is to ensure better understanding. Among the topics to be taught are scope of civil engineering works and methods of measurement, measurement of site investigation and site clearance, measurement for excavation and earthworks, embankments and cuttings, retaining walls, pililng, roads, railway work, bridges and culverts.
This course is an explanatory, designed primarily for students in quantity surveying discipline. However, it also meets the need of students in other environmental study fields, as a course that provides training on cost components and forecasting. The focus of the course is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their cost awareness with respect to deployment of construction resources at higher levels. Topics to be covered include nature of Nigerian construction market, effects of construction on national economy, factors affecting supply and demand of landed property, choice and acquisition of sites and its effects on development, values and investment, valuation methods and construction of valuation tables, introduction to cost control and its procedure, cost implication of design variables and construction methods, developerâ€™s budget and preliminary estimates and establishment of cost target.
This course is designed primarily for students in quantity surveying and allied disciplines. The course provides training in the formation of building contracts and the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order enhance their ability to manage construction contracts. Topics to be covered include formation of contract; classification and essentials of contract; privity of contract; discharge of contract. Contract that contain vitiation elements e.g. Frustration; mistake; misrepresentation; duress; undue influence etc. Remedies for breach of contract and quasi contracts. Parties for construction contracts. Fraud, negligence, nuisance; and strict liability offences. Formation of building contracts and conditions of contracts. Distinction between tendering procedure and contractual arrangement.
This course is descriptive, the course in alternative dispute resolution in construction is designed primarily for students in quantity surveying and allied disciplines. The focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their knowledge of other means of settling conflict apart from litigation and prepare them for successful professional practice after graduating from University. Topics to be covered include Litigation, Multi-door courthouse, dialogue, mediation, conciliation, meditative-conciliation, mini-trial, executive tribunal, non-binding adjudication, adjudication in construction. The nature and function of arbitration in relation to building contract disputes, the parties to arbitration, the arbitrator, his duties and powers, the procedure in arbitration, discussion of a few case studies.
This course entails introduction of the use of computer to estimating, cost-planning, cost modeling, contract documentation and administration etc. Computer software such as computer aided design, Microsoft project, WINQS, QS Cad, Masterbill and other project management software. Application of Networking (lan, wan, intranet, extranet and internet) to cost management, contract administration. E-tendering and its application to the procurement of building and engineering contracts. E-business and construction contracting
The focus of the course â€˜marketing of Quantity surveying servicesâ€™ is to impart useful skills on the students and prepare them for applications of marketing to be encountered at a higher levels and in practise. Topics to be covered include roles of marketing in Nigerian economy; Key concepts of marketing; philosophies of marketing; understanding consumer behaviour. Other topics include goals of the marketing system; marketing in the construction industry; nature of professional services and marketing strategy for professional services
This is the first course that will introduce students into the world of research. It provides new knowledge how student can conduct an organised enquiry that aims at providing information for solving identified problems. The following are the topics that will be taught in the course: meaning of research, types of research, tools for research, research planning and design, review of literature, nature of data, research methodology, research proposal, sampling techniques, data analysis techniques, presentation of research results and referencing styles among others.