Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment 1

Criteria

Unit code, name and release number

CPCCBC4004A-UNGRADED – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (1)

Qualification/Course code, name and release number

CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (7)

Student details

Student number

Student name

Assessment Declaration

This assessment is my original work and no part of it has been copied from any other source except where due acknowledgement is made.

No part of this assessment has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the assessor concerned.

I understand that plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. No part of this assessment is plagiarised.

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Version: 28/06/2019

Date created: 15 April 2020

Date modified: 03/08/2022

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Assessment instructions

Table 1 Assessment instructions

Assessment details

Instructions

Delivery Mode

This unit of competency is to be delivered via TAFE Digital, TAFE NSW online platform.

The intention of this program is to be undertaken by the student via an online mode, through distance learning, and therefore all assessment tasks are reflective of this process.

Assessment overview The objective of this assessment is to assess your knowledge as would be required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.
Assessment Event number 2 of 4
Instructions for this assessment This is a skill-based assessment and will be assessing you on your ability to demonstrate skills required in the unit.

This assessment is in five parts. The first part is broken into several sub-tasks. For each of these sub-tasks, there is a checklist of statements to show what an assessor will look for in your submitted work. Complete each sub-task, then before you move on to the next one, carefully review your work by reading through the checklist, to make sure you have met all the requirements.

Practical Tasks

Task 1 – Preliminary Costs

Task 2 – Concrete

Task 3 – Bricks

Task 4 – Carpentry

Task 5 – Correspondence on Wall Frames and Trusses

Task 6 – Roof Cladding

Task 7 – Overhead and Margin Documentation.

Role Play – Conduct a meeting

Additional Questions

Assessment Feedback.

Submission instructions

Your assessment submissions should be via the Online Learning System (OLS). Refer to online instructions in the student portal for uploading for files.

Feedback will be provided to you from your Teacher upon completion of your assessment tasks. It is important that you keep a copy of all electronic and hardcopy assessments submitted to TAFE and complete the assessment declaration when submitting the assessment.

What do I need to do to achieve a satisfactory result? To successfully complete this assessment, you must complete all sections of this assessment as outlined in the assessment instructions and be marked satisfactory for each task and sub-task, role play and confirmation phone call, by your assessor as indicated in checklists.

All oral questions must be answered correctly to be deemed satisfactory in this assessment task; however, assessors may ask questions to clarify understanding.

What do I need to provide? Computer and online access, calculator, pens and measuring equipment.
What the assessor will provide?

The following documents available on the OLS.
Mr and Mrs Brown’s Architectural Plans & Specifications – V4004-619
(CPCCBC4004A_AE_Kn_1of4_SR1)

Mr and Mrs Brown Specifications-V4004-619
(CPCCBC4004A_AE_Sk_2of4_SR4)

Company Costing Spreadsheet Student – V4004-619.xlsx
(CPCCBC4004A_AE_Sk_1of4_SR2)
Note: This is a blank spreadsheet for you to use for your calculations.

Online learning materials listed further below.

Adobe connect sessions.

Access to OLS, instructions for uploading of documents, student resources.

http://ols.oten.tafensw.edu.au/ols/core/studenthome

TAFENSW Library Services

https://wsi.tafensw.libguides.com/home

National Construction Code

https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/

Australian Standards

https://www.standards.org.au/standards-catalogue/sa-snz/building

RB Holdings, simulated Website with industry documentation,
e.g. Plans, specification and company profile

https://share.tafensw.edu.au/share/file/72ecc80c-01c4-4dfb-aca3-2acc2f4c5a85/1/RB%20Holdings.zip/RB%20Holdings/index.html

Cordell Estimator Platinum Edu
http://platinumedu.cordell.com.au

Specific information including:

Plans

Other Construction Documents

What is estimating

Preliminary estimates

Detailed estimates

Background to measurement

Australian standard method of measurement of building works (ASMMBW)

The quantity surveyor

The building estimator

Composition of building costs

Labour hours

The measurement process

Describing measured work

Basic measurement techniques

Finalising the measurements

Measurement working example

Computer estimating software (such as Cordell Estimator)

Contract types associated with the tendering process

The tendering process

WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, waste management and other statutory

Anticipated profit

Project costs are calculated for tender or bill.

Final Check.

Due date and time allowed Due to the blended delivery mode, you will work to an agreed Individual Learning Plan (ILP) that is provided to you at enrolment. Your teachers will discuss the assessment requirements and due dates and you will review and confirm acceptance of your (ILP). Teacher support is available to students Monday to Friday by phone or email.

Due dates are structured based on your enrolment commencement date, with an automatic prompt for submission date generated throughout your enrolment period via the OLS as outlined in your ILP.

To complete this assessment, you should expect to take no longer than
5 days to complete all tasks outlined in this document.

Assessment feedback, review or appeals Appeals are addressed in accordance with Assessment Guidelines for TAFE NSW.

Specific task instructions

To complete this task, you are required to submit a price for the contractual obligations of Mr and Mrs Brown’s construction project.

You will refer to:

Mr and Mrs Brown’s Architectural Plans & Specifications – V4004-619
(CPCCBC4004A_AE_Kn_1of4_SR1)

Company Costing Spreadsheet Student – V4004-619.xlsx
(CPCCBC4004A_AE_Sk_1of4_SR2)

Part 1: Practical Tasks

Background

To support the role of the builder in being able to produce construction industry documentation, students have access to a professional intranet that provides a simulated building company, RB Holdings. RB Holdings functions as a simulated workplace environment where project-based assessments can be undertaken using industry standard documentation, plans, activities, responsibilities and procedures. The RB Holdings business structure allows simulation of work environments such as, but not limited to, design offices, site offices and construction sites.  RB Holdings provides students with relevant documentation that is to industry standard that allows students to experience a professional simulation of a construction office environment. RB Holdings is a simulated organisation that has been created purely for educational purposes. RB Holdings materials are accessed via a secure website that is copyright of © TAFE NSW.

Scenario

RB Holdings has an organisational policy that requires you, as one of its staff members, to produce material and labour estimates no later than 5 working days from receiving the request from your manager. The information calculated must be to the quality standards required by RB Holdings, that is, accurate quantity take-off and calculations in accordance with the “Standard Method of Measurements”. Calculations, costings and communications must be created in accordance with standard RB Holdings policies and procedures.

Assessor Feedback for Part 1

Teacher feedback for each task in Part 1: Practical Tasks will be found on each appropriate tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet_AE_V4004-619.xlsx when your assessment is returned to you.

Task 1: Preliminary Costs

Task 1.1 Preliminary Calculations

Access the Newcastle City Council Fees and Charges document and apply the 2018/19 fees to the project costs listed below. When retrieving the information from the council’s website, consider the two following points:

The project is complying development with an estimated value of $425,000.

The correct ‘aggregated gross area of new works’ is accessed and applied from the plans.

Place your answers into the ‘Preliminaries Tab’ on the Company Costing Spreadsheet_AE_V4004-619.xlsx (CPCCBC4004A_AE_Sk_1of4_SR2).

Add the approval fees to be applied to estimates, using the Company Costing Spreadsheet_AE_V4004-619.xlsx (CPCCBC4004A_AE_Sk_1of4_SR2), and enter your answers into the Preliminaries Tab in the spreadsheet:

Complying Development Application

Construction Certificate

Occupation Certificate

Five compulsory inspections (council as Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)).

Apply all the following preliminary predetermined cost (all rates include GST):

Item

Quantity

Rate/Cost

Site establishment labour

15hours

$40/hr

BASIX certificate

N/A

$420

Site safety management/ supervision

25 hours

$80/hr

Environmental Protection establishment

8 hours

$80/hour

Waste Management (bins/ waste protection)

N/A

$2,500

Site fencing purchase

45 panels

$85/panel

Site shed rental

15 weeks

$180/week

Portaloo hire

26 weeks

$45/week

Portaloo pump outs

12 pump outs

$75 each

Temporary power install and connect

N/A

$5,200

Scaffolding rental – supply, install and removal – job lot for 4 weeks

N/A

$6,500

(Note – These are typical preliminary items and do not represent every project’s requirements)

Task 1.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Accessed the ‘Newcastle City Council Fees and Charges’ document and identified the 2018/19 fees.

2. Accessed the plans and applied the correct ‘aggregated gross area of new works’.

3. Applied the following preliminary costs to the spreadsheet:

Complying Development application

Construction Certificate

Occupation Certificate

Five compulsory inspections.

4. Applied all the following preliminary predetermined costs.

Site establishment labour

BASIX certificate

Site safety management

Environmental Protection establishment

Waste Management (bins/ waste protection)

Site fencing purchase

Site shed rental

Portaloo hire

Portaloo pump outs

Temporary power install and connect

Scaffolding rental – supply, installation and removal.

Task 1.2 – Resource Costings

Identify and complete the schedule in the spreadsheet tab labelled Task 1.2 Costings, for the material, labour and plant costs for the following trades:

Concreter

Bricklaying

Carpentry.

Complete the spreadsheet tab labelled Task 1.2. Costings to include:

Task 1.2a Materials

Note that only selected materials have been chosen for you to price – these are not ALL the materials that would be needed under each trade

Task 1.2b Plant

You need to identify plant that is required, and research a price to purchase or hire)

Task 1.2c Labour

You will need to research the award rates for trades that you will hire on a daily or weekly basis, and a wage for a carpenter who you will employ full-time.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 1.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Identified and correctly completed the schedule in the spreadsheet tab labelled Task 1.2 Costings, for the material, labour and plant costs for the following trades:

Concreter

Bricklaying

Carpentry.

2. Completed the spreadsheet to include:

Task 1.2a Materials

Task 1.2b Plant

Task 1.2c Labour.

3. Obtained supplier prices for materials and consumables from written information (such as supplier websites, hardcopy catalogues and supplier price lists).

4. Accessed award rates (written information) to obtain labour costs.

5. Included references to names/ link or website.

6. Used the spreadsheet appropriately as a means of recording costs.

Task 2: Concrete

Task 2.1 Concrete quantities

Read the correct plans and specification to calculate the quantities required for the reinforced concrete thickened edge beam and slab, with the following specification:

N25 (25MPa) reinforced concrete poured on ground for floor slab and attached edge beams as per footing layout (Structural Plans & Specifications DWG – S01) and AS 2870/ AS 3600

Quantities inclusive of floor slab and thickened edge beam

Exclusions:

(Refer to highlighted areas on the structural plan below)

Do not include veranda footings and slab

Do not deduct the tile set down area.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 2.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Identified the appropriate drawing(s).

2. Read and interpreted the drawings and specifications.

3. Calculated the correct quantities for the edge beam and slab.

And therefore have:

4. Read and understood the plans and specifications.

5. Used and interpreted measurements.

6. Conformed to standard industry practice.

7. Added this material and the quantity to the list of items in the spreadsheet.

8. Determined the quantity against this project and the contract requirements.

9. Estimated the material cost from written information.

10. Gathered information (quantity) that relates to material supply.

Task 2.2 Concrete nett rate

You are required to calculate the nett rates for concrete as per the quantities derived in Task 2.1, with the following specification:

N25 (25MPa) reinforced concrete poured on ground for floor slab and attached edge beams direct from truck/ vibrated/ screed and finished

Basis 10 m3

Materials

1 m3 @ $275m3/ waste to be included 10%

Labour – direct employee

place/ vibrate/ screed and finish 1.85hrs per m3

supervision on labour 20%

on cost on labour 80%

Plant

Vibrator For 10m3 basis – say 1-day use – $120

All other items inclusive as per trade tools

Nett rate answer to be calculated per cubic metre (m3).

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 2.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Calculated a correct nett or unit rate (cost) for concrete.

2. Selected and applied appropriate labour rates and material costs.

3. Estimated the labour and materials costs from written information.

4. Shown numeracy skills in these calculations.

5. Utilised software programs such as Cordell Estimator and Microsoft Excel to find the required information and record the calculations. ­

6. Identified the type and usage of labour as a direct employee.

7. Interpreted measurements in calculating the quantities and costs.

 

 

 

 

Task 3: Bricks

Task 3.1 Brickwork Quantities

Read the correct plans and specification to calculate the quantities required for the face brickwork, with the following specification:

230 x 110mm selected face (average) bricks veneer to AS3700/4773

Laid in stretcher bond/ 1:4 cement/ sand/ flush joint

All deductions to be included (meter box deduction not required)

Allow 50 bricks per metre square (excludes waste)

Sills laid in 1:4 mortar pointed on top and edge.

(Note: Ancillary installations such as wall ties and DPC are inclusive in the rates).

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 3.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Calculated accurate quantities required for the face brickwork.

Identified the appropriate drawing(s).

Read and interpreted the drawings and specifications.

Calculated the correct quantities for the brickwork.

And therefore have:

Read and understood the plans and specifications.

Used and interpreted measurements.

Conformed to standard industry practice.

Added this material and the quantity to the list of items in the spreadsheet.

Determined the quantity against this project and the contract requirements.

Estimated the material cost from written information.

Gathered information (quantity) that relates to material supply.

12. Utilised software programs such as Cordell Estimator and Microsoft Excel to find the required information and record the calculations. ­

Task 3.2 Brickwork nett rate

Calculate the nett rates for face brickwork and sills as per the quantities derived in Task 3.1, with the following specification:

3.2a Face bricks

230mm selected face (average) bricks, laid in stretcher bond, 1:4 cement mortar, raked joint

Basis 20m2 or 1000 bricks

Materials:

Average face bricks $1454.00 per 1000/ waste to be included 5%

Cement $8 per bag

Sand 0.8 tonne per 1000 bricks/ $85.10 per tonne

Waste on mortar 20%

Labour – Sub-contract

Bricklayer 1hr/ m2 @$50.00/ hr

Labourer assist 0.35hr/ m2 @ $40.00/ hr

Raking joint 0.35hr/ m2 @ $50.00 hr

Plant

Scaffold included in Preliminaries

All other plant inclusive in rates

Nett rate answer to be calculated per brick.

3.2b Sills

230mm selected (average) bricks laid on edge, laid in 1:4 mortar, pointed top and edge

Basis – 20m or 240 bricks

Materials

Average face – $0.81 per brick/ waste to be included 5%

Cement $8 per bag/ 4 bags per 1000

Sand 0.8 tonne per 1000 bricks/ $85.10 per tonne

Waste on mortar 20%.

Labour – sub-contract

Bricklayer 1.0hr/ metre @$50 hr

Labourer to assist 0.35hr/ m @$40 hr.

Plant

Not required – all-inclusive.

Nett rate answer to be calculated per metre.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 3.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Calculated correct nett rates for face brickwork and sills using the quantities derived in Task 3.1, and the specification.

Selected and applied appropriate labour rates and material costs.

Estimated the labour and materials costs from written information.

Shown numeracy skills in these calculations.

Utilised software programs such as Cordell Estimator and Microsoft Excel to find the required information and record the calculations. ­

Identified the type and usage of labour as a subcontractor.

Interpreted measurements in calculating the quantities and costs.

Task 4: Carpentry

Task 4.1 Carpentry (Fix out) quantities

Read the correct plans and specification to calculate the quantities required for the fix out carpenter, with the following specification:

External doors (average) include double rebated jamb, hinges, lock and deadlock, fitted and finished (BAL as per specification not to be considered). Measure as per all doors are similar

Internal doors (exclude cavity sliders and robe sliders)

67 x 19 pencil round architrave

garage area and door/ cavity sliders not required

67 x 19 pencil round skirting

laundry/ bath/ ensuite/ kitchen and garage not required

Deduction for internal doors is not required.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 4.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Calculated the quantities required for the fix out carpenter.

Identified the appropriate drawing(s).

Shown you have read and interpreted the drawings and specifications.

Calculated the correct quantities for the carpentry fix out.

And therefore has:

Read and understood the plans and specifications.

Used and interpreted measurements.

Conformed to standard industry practice.

Added this material and the quantity to the list of items in the spreadsheet.

Determined the quantity against this project and the contract requirements.

Estimated the material cost from written information.

Gathered information (quantity) that relates to material supply.

Task 4.2 Carpentry nett rate

Calculate the nett rates for fix out carpentry, as per measurement Task 4.1, with the following specification:

4.2a External door nett rate.

Basis – per door.

Materials

Labour (Carpenter @ $55/hour)

Item

Cost

Task

Time

External selected door (average allowance)

$92.00/ door

cut and fix double rebated jamb to timber frame

1 hour

Meranti double rebated jamb

$63.00 per set

fit solid core door to rebated jamb

1 hour

100mm stainless steel hinges (3 per door)

$11.10/ hinge

install locks

0.5 hours

25mm screws 8-gauge s/s 8 per hinge

$0.42/ screw

Lockset Gainsborough tri lock

$194.00/ lock

Note: Supervision not required. Plant – not required.

4.2b Internal door nett rate.

Basis per door.

Materials

Labour (Carpenter @ $55/hour)

Item

Cost

Task

Time

Internal (flush panel) hollow core door allowance

$28.00

cut and fit jamb 1 hour to timber frame

1 hour

Single rebated jamb. Meranti (1 set)

$36.00

fit hollow core door jamb

0.75 hours

75mm butt hinges

$5.90

fit passage/ privacy set

0.3 hours

25mm 8-gauge screws (6 per hinge)

$0.42/ hinge

Passage/ privacy set

$35.00/ set

Note: Supervision not required. Plant – not required.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

4.2c Architrave

Basis 100m

Materials

Labour (Carpenter @ $55/hour)

Item

Cost

Task

Time

67×19 pine pencil round (Waste 10%)

$1.85/m

cut and fix architrave

8 hours/ 100m

Nails – allow 1box

$125.00

Glue – allow 1 box

$87.00

Note: (1) supervision – not required

(2) plant – not required.

4.2d Skirting

Basis 100m

Materials

Labour (Carpenter @ $55/hour)

Item

Cost

Task

Time

92×19 pine pencil round (Waste 10%)

$2.42/m

cut and fix architrave

11 hours/ 100m

Nails – allow 1box

$125.00

Glue – allow 1 box

$87.00.

Note: (1) the client has requested 92×19 instead in lieu of 67×19 as per scope

(2) supervision – not required

(3) plant – not required.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 4.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Calculated correct nett rates for fix out carpentry, using the quantities derived in Task 4.1, and the specification.

Selected and applied appropriate labour rates and material costs.

Estimated the labour and materials costs from written information.

Shown numeracy skills in these calculations.

Utilised software programs such as Cordell Estimator and Microsoft Excel to find the required information and record the calculations. ­

Identified the type and usage of labour as a subcontractor.

Interpreted measurements in calculating the quantities and costs.

Task 5: Wall Frames and Trusses correspondence

Task 5.1 Wall frames and trusses – correspondence with supplier

On a separate A4 word document write a professional letter of communication for the supply and installation of wall frames and trusses as per Mr and Mrs Brown project:

Address letter to Andre Kreski, Director, Top Truss and Walls Supplier. Confirm the verbal price given for supply and installation of the frames and trusses to Mr and Mrs Brown’s residence.

Include:

Reference to the verbal confirmation of phone conversation for supply and installation of frames and trusses to Mr and Mrs Brown’s Project – $22,550.00. This is to be documented within the letter.

Ensure information is detailed on company letterhead with director name/ contact details and estimated labour and materials cost received via phone conversation.

Ensure the letter is appropriate for all cultural differences, is courteous and professional, and uses plain English.

Include the final price from the letter into the summary sheet of the spreadsheet.

Task 5.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Completed a letter of communication to Director – Andre Kreski of “Top Truss and Walls Supplier” to gather information on the supply and installation of wall frames and trusses.

2. Carried out the following:

Confirmed the phone conversation for supply and installation of frames and trusses to Mr and Mrs Brown Project

Composed the letter on company letterhead with director name/ contact details

Ensured the letter is appropriate for cultural differences (courteously and using plain English)

Communicated effectively by using language appropriate to the professional environment.

Task 5.2 Wall frames and trusses – negotiation with supplier

Describe how you would respond to receiving a response from the Frame and Truss Company that indicated they were no longer offering the verbally agreed to price.

What questions you would ask and what further follow up action could you take to resolve this problem? You are required to demonstrate your problem solving and negotiating skills in your response.

Your response should be 100 – 150 words.

Record your responses in the tab labelled “Task 5.1 and 5.2” in your spreadsheet.

Task 5.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Described an acceptable response to the unexpected change of price by remaining professional and courteous.

Used problem solving skills by demonstrating reasonable negotiation using questions and alternative scenarios to the supplier.

Task 6: Roof Cladding:

Task 6.1 Ridge and verge tile calculations

Calculate the roof area, ridge, and verge capping lengths for the Mr and Mrs Brown’s project. Consider the following items below to complete this task:

Detailed calculations to be entered on the P10 form in the Task 6.1 Roof Cladding tab of their spreadsheet

Your total roof area must be +/- 10% within the figure specified in the ‘schedule of areas’ shown on the project plans.

Task 6.1 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Calculated the roof area, ridge, and verge capping lengths for the Mr and Mrs Brown project within an acceptable range of accuracy.

Completed detailed calculations on the P10 form in the Task 6.1 Roof Cladding tab of their spreadsheet.

Calculated the total roof area to be within +/- 10% of the figure specified in the ‘schedule of areas’ shown on the project plans.

Calculated the ridge and verge lengths to be within +/- 5% of the lengths shown in the marking guide.

Identified the appropriate drawing(s).

Read and interpreted the drawings and specifications.

Calculated the correct quantities for roof cladding.

And therefore have:

Read and understood the plans and specifications.

Used and interpreted measurements.

Conformed to standard industry practice.

Added this material and the quantity to the list of items in the spreadsheet.

Determined the quantity against this project and the contract requirements.

Correctly estimated the material cost from written information.

Gathered information (quantity) that relates to material supply.

Demonstrated numeracy skills to calculate material quantities and costs.

Task 6.2 Nett rate calculation for roof cladding

Complete a nett rate (exclusive of overheads and profit) for the supply and installation of roof tiles and associated capping as per the plans and specifications for the Mr and Mrs Brown project.

To complete this task you are required to conduct your own research and source the material costs, labour rates and plant requirement costs. You are to ensure you keep notes of your sources and include these in your response

Consider this estimate as a tendered subcontract price as per the scope of works listed below:

Supply and fix anti-ponding boards to eave perimeters

Supply and fix select colour concrete square edged roof tile including sarking on 38 x 38 pine battens, fixed in position, not exceeding a 300 roof pitch and not exceeding 3.5 metres height above ground level at eaves

Supply and install all capping and verge tiles. Bed and point as required

Include all plant and equipment to comply with all WHS requirements

Remove all waste and clean up on completion.

To assist you in completing this task you are to consider the notes below:

A building cost guide can be used or prices can be sourced from an external source such as a roofing contractor

All costs and rates will exclude GST

Assume valley iron, fascia gutter already fixed in place

All labour will be based on subcontract rates and to be included in tendered price

Provide an itemised listing of rates for each item listed in the scope of works above

You are to use the nett rate form in the Task 6.2 Roofing Tender Tab of your spreadsheet

Final tendered subcontract price to be entered in the summary tab of your spreadsheet.

Ensure costings are shown and all references are included in the relevant tab in the Company Costing Spreadsheet.

Task 6.2 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

Completed a nett rate for the supply and installation of roof tiles and associated capping as per the plans and specifications.

Conducted your own research and sourced the material costs, labour rates and plant requirement costs.

Kept notes of your sources

Based your research on the scope of works.

Correctly shown the roof rail (edge protection) as a minimum plant requirement.

Selected and applied appropriate labour rates and material costs.

Correctly estimated the labour and materials costs from written information.

Shown numeracy skills in these calculations.

Utilised software programs such as Cordell Estimator and Microsoft Excel to find the required information and record the calculations. ­

Interpreted measurements in calculating the quantities and costs

Task 7: Overhead and Margin documentation

Once you have completed the calculations for the estimated project costs, complete the Summary Sheet for inclusion for the tender bill using the following information provided:

Total – Preliminaries / Concrete / Brickwork and Fix out Carpenter

Total – Wall frame / truss price added

Profit – 15%

Overhead – 10%

GST to be added where applicable

Total price – to be documented at the end of the summary sheet.

You are to note that this is not the total price to construct this dwelling. Other predetermined trade costs have been included in the Summary Tab of your spreadsheet to provide a reasonably realistic final price for this project.

Task 7 – Student Checklist

Check you have….

1. Completed the Task 7 Summary Sheet tab in the spreadsheet by applying the following information:

Preliminaries

Concrete, brickwork and carpenter (derived from labour rates and material costs)

Wall frame / truss price

Profit – 15%

Overhead – 10%

GST, where applicable

Total price

2. Successfully used this spreadsheet as a software program for costing.

3. Completed the estimate of the total project cost for inclusion in a tender.

Note: To ensure your success in completing the tasks in Part 1, you are required to complete and submit your copy of the Company Costing Spreadsheet with ALL tabs filled in, including the separate A4 letter of communication.

End of Part 1

Part 2: Role play – Conduct a meeting

Conduct a consultation with a third-party TAFE Teacher who will play the role of the client, Mr or Mrs Brown. You are to play the part of the builder who will be supervising the construction of the new house for Mr & Mrs Brown. Allow 15-20 minutes to prepare for the consultation. The recording should take no longer than 10 minutes.

The meeting is to take place in a simulated building company’s office, and the video is to initially confirm the components that substantiate this as an office environment (e.g. desk and phone, job records in files on a shelf or a filing cabinet, computer with screen, etc.)

Demonstrate effective communication skills that are clear and direct, use questioning to confirm requirements and share information using concepts and language applicable to the audience. Considerations for cultural differences must be demonstrated (e.g. use of appropriate vocabulary). In addition, attention must be given to non-verbal communication (including body language, facial expression, eye contact and gestures).

The assessor will provide specific information to help you set up the role play and will observe and record the role play by using Adobe Connect, Skype or other suitable technology.

Note: Your assessor will use the role play video recording as the evidence and assess your performance.

Task 1: Conduct a meeting

You have organised an informal meeting with your client, Mr or Mrs Brown, prior to signing the contract, to explain the operation of parts of the contract and to address unknown costs to the client.

The purpose of the meeting is to explain the complexities of ‘hidden costs’ to the client. The client is inexperienced with building projects and contract negotiations. They have a limited understanding of ‘hidden costs’ but have heard that they often occur.

The meeting must explain to the client the reasons why some of these costs (provisional sums, prime cost items and variations) apply to the contract and that the final contract price may change because of these items.

When you are ready to undertake the role play, contact your assessor to book a time. A TAFE Teacher will play the role of the client, while the assessor will observe you perform the role play.

Your assessor will provide specific information to help you set up the role play and will observe and record the role play by using Adobe Connect, Skype or other suitable technology.

Note: Your assessor will use the role play video recording as the evidence and assess your performance in it.

Role Play Preparation

The video should be no longer than 8-15 minutes.

The student should:

Prepare for the meeting by having a copy of the contract and Mr and Mrs Brown’s Architectural Plans & Specifications – V4004-619.

Introduce themselves and the company they work for.

Briefly explain the terms provisional sums, prime cost items and variations.

Make sure the client understands these terms.

Explain how the prime cost items are costed and how a change will affect the contract price.

Explain what will happen if the ceramic tiles at $45/m2 are replaced by a porcelain tile at $100/m2, given that an area of 21 m2 is to be covered.

Note that the larger profile porcelain tiles will incur more wastage.

Ensure that the client understands the implications of this change.

Use the drawings, specifications and the contract to help explain the items being discussed.

Answer any questions the client may have in simple terms.

Ask their client questions and ensure that they understand their requirements.

Make a note about the client’s final decision on the tiles.

Part 2: Observation Checklist

Your assessor will use an Observation Checklist to mark your performance in the Role play. This Checklist identifies the assessment criteria used to determine whether you have successfully completed this assessment event. Your demonstration will be used as part of the overall evidence requirements of the unit. All the criteria must be met.

Read through each of the statements below, and when preparing for your role play, make sure that you can clearly demonstrate each of these skills.

You will be required to answer questions about how you have demonstrated these skills after the role play has been submitted.

Assessor Observations

Skills Observations. Did the student…

S

U/S

Assessor Comments

1. Communication clear and easy to understand

2. Use and interpret non-verbal communication

3. Use language appropriate to cultural differences

4. Use questioning to confirm understanding

5. Share information by using language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

6. Discuss contractual arrangement problem solving

7. Communicate effectively

Part 3: Additional Questions

Additional Questions will be used by your assessor to reinforce your underpinning knowledge and key areas of your role play.

The following questions will provide further supporting evidence of your submission. Your assessor may ask you further questions if required.

Note your answers in the spaces provided below.

Why is the name of the Industry Standard used to provide a uniform basis for the estimating of building works?

Answer:

Briefly explain the meaning of ‘Request for Tender’ in relation to gaining prices for construction work.

Answer:

Briefly explain the meaning of the term ‘Physical Resources’ and provide three examples.

Answer:

What are two prime activities when estimating a building project?

Answer:

What should a person do once they have prepared an estimate for a construction project?

Answer:

Additional Questions

Use the space below to write and record any addittional questions and answers that your assessor has asked you.

Part 4: Assessment Feedback

NOTE: This section must have the assessor signature and student signature to complete the feedback.

Assessment outcome

☐ Satisfactory

☐ Unsatisfactory

Assessor Feedback

☐ Was the assessment event successfully completed?

☐ If no, was the resubmission/re-assessment successfully completed?

☐ Was reasonable adjustment in place for this assessment event?
If yes, ensure it is detailed on the assessment document.

Comments:

Assessor name, signature and date:

Student acknowledgement of assessment outcome

Would you like to make any comments about this assessment?

Student name, signature and date

NOTE: Make sure you have written your name at the bottom of each page of your submission before attaching the cover sheet and submitting to your assessor for marking.