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Question: University of Salford, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
ASSESSMENT BRIEF: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP

1. TASK REQUIREMENTS
You are required to produce your own Personal Development Plan (PDP) reflecting on your learning and experiences to date and analyse how this can contribute to your future personal development planning.

The PDP must be accompanied by a detailed report / commentary which should reflect and critically analyse your learning and experience to date, also considering also how this may be applied in your future development.

You should consider your vision and goals for the future, and how these can be achieved, recognising potential barriers and considering how these may be overcome.

Strengths and weaknesses should be evaluated and you should develop a strategy to meet your stated goals and objectives which should be ‘SMART’.

Your PDP should also consider how the above links with educational and career development within the built environment discipline areas.

It is also a requirement to present a detailed action plan.

University of Salford, College of Science & Technology, School of the Built Environment.


Personal Development Plan
Table of Contents
Introduction……………….. …………………………..…….…………………….3
• Harvard Business Review Reflection……………….. …………..…….……….4
• Learning and Experience to Date ………….…..……………………………….5
• Primary Strengths…………….. ……….……………………………………...….6
• Areas in Need of Development ….…..…………………………………….…….8
• Career Aspirations………….. …………………………………………………….9
• Plan……….…………….. ………………………………………………..……….10
• Bibliography……………. …………………………………………..…………….12

Answer: Introduction In order to create a rich personal development plan one must first identify their greatest weakness with through and valid analysis...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 81%
  • Words: 2579
  • Date submitted: December 17, 2017
  • Date written: March, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8215

Question: MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Graduate Development Programme

QUESTION 1
Most standard form building and engineering contracts require the contract administrator to fulfil a dual role.

Discuss, giving examples.

Answer: Traditionally employers have engaged professionals, generally the architects or engineers, as a contract administrator to manage building and engineering contracts. While the...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 864
  • Date submitted: August 14, 2011
  • Date written: July, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3862

Question: MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Graduate Development Programme

QUESTION 3
’Liability for negligently inflicted economic losses can only arise out of the terms of a contract between the parties.’

Discuss this contention in the context of the construction industry.

Answer: Most construction projects are complex and involve many contractual parties. Construction professionals may be liable to contractual parties for damage and loss...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 813
  • Date submitted: August 14, 2011
  • Date written: July, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3861

Question: MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Graduate Development Programme

QUESTION 2
Once the rectification period stipulated in a JCT Standard Form building contract has expired, the employer has no recourse against the contractor for defects in the works carried out under the contract.

Discuss.

Answer: Defective works during construction is easily admissible to contractor and those that occur during defect liability period are within the contractor’s responsibility...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: Construction Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 1348
  • Date submitted: August 14, 2011
  • Date written: July, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3860

Question: RICS condition report - 78% - 1st year Quantity Surveying

Task One
3 B) About the inspection
4,5 C) Summary of the condition ratings
6,7 D) About the property
8,9 E) Outside the property
10,11 F) Inside the property
12,13 G) Services
14 H) Grounds
15 I) Issues for your legal advisor
16 J) Risks
Task Two
17,18 Property details
19 Location
19 Valuation

Answer: Type of property: The property is a dethatched two level house which faces west. Year the property was built: 1984 Year the...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 78%
  • Words: 1033
  • Date submitted: November 20, 2013
  • Date written: August, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5202

Question: ASSIGNMENT 2: Your client, Acme Industrial Components, is seeking to relocate from its existing premises. Acme has instructed you to find a suitable building in which to locate its small business. It requires a building of at least 800m², with open-plan office space. The building must be of frame construction.

TASK 1: Find and obtain consent to survey a suitable wide-span building with office
accommodation in your locality. The building can be old or new, as long as it
generally meets Acme’s needs. You may find a suitable building through local agents,
or your relevant employment, or you may approach industrial estate businesses, outof-town industrial shed units, etc.

Write a 2,000-word report evaluating the existing building construction. Provide a
description of the construction method and materials, and comment on their
durability, stability and energy efficiency and their suitability to meet Acme’s needs.
Provide photographs to illustrate your building.
(30 marks)


TASK 3: Provide four different examples of how the current Building Regulations would have influenced the design of the building in Task 1 – e.g. in terms of a staircase. Illustrate your answer with photographs and sketches.

One of the examples should include fire resistance and/or escape.

Refer to the building regulations for the country in which the building is located, or the Building Regulations and the Approved Documents for England. If you are not using the Building Regulations for England, you must include a copy in English of the relevant paragraph/section of the country’s building regulations or codes in an appendix, and cross-reference this to your answer.

If these codes/regulations are not available, you should use the Building Regulations for England in their place. Copies of the Building Regulations and Approved Documents are available from the UK planning portal website at www.planningportal.gov.uk [accessed 3 February 2014].
(20 marks)

The assignment relates to commercial and industrial buildings and aims to meet the
following learning outcomes:
• Evaluating an existing structure;
• Describing legislative instruments in respect of a commercial building;
• Evaluating design and construction methods;
• Maintaining buildings.

The assignment also aims to help you develop the following skills:
• Written and graphical communication skills;
• Problem-solving skills;
• Management of information;
• Application, synthesis and evaluation of information and knowledge.

Graduate Development Programme
MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Course: The Technology of Buildings

Assignment 2
• Level: Degree
• Year: 1st
• Mark: 23/30 or 76%
• Words: 1970 words
• Date submitted: July 21, 2014
• Date written: June, 2014

Answer: Task 1 Target building for Acme Industrial Component: Effort Industrial Building 1. General Description Effort Industrial building (“Effort”) was completed in 1978...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: MSc Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 3411
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2015
  • Date written: June, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6300

Question: ASSIGNMENT 1 TASK 2 Evaluate how your home meets the following criteria:
• Stability
• User requirements
• Internal environments
• Services

Use photographs and/or sketches to illustrate your answer. (30 marks)

The assignment relates to domestic buildings only and its purpose is to meet the following learning outcome:
• The application of your knowledge base in respect of the function and purpose of a domestic building in terms of user requirements, stability, internal and external environments and services.
• The assignment also aims to develop the following skills:
• Written and graphical communication;
• Problem-solving.

Graduate Development Programme
MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Course: The Technology of Buildings

Answer: Stability Since my dwelling is a 38-storey building, I assume that the structural stability is provided by a deep foundation. There may...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: MSc Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 1570
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2015
  • Date written: May, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6299

Question: RESEARCH METHODS
Assignment 2

1.0 HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES REVIEW
AFTER REVIEWING YOUR HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES, REDRAFT THE HYPOTHESIS AND THE OBJECTIVES AS NECESSARY.

Hypothesis:
Sustainable refurbishment will increase the rental value achievable for existing private
sector commercial office within the Midlands region.

Research
Objectives:
1. Identify the forces driving sustainable refurbishment of the commercial office property
and the barriers that are currently hindering its widespread utilisation in the private
sector.

2. Evaluate critically the suitability of the existing private sector commercial property
stock to achieve classification as a sustainable property.

3. Explore stakeholder views of those parties identified in objective 1 and those involved
with the RICS ‘Ska Rating Tool’. Investigate the preliminary data collected by that of the
Investment Property Sustainable Index (IPSI) in order to test the hypothesis.

4. Formulate recommendations for the sector, traditionally governed by economic imperative in order to help achieve targets set in the sustainability agenda through refurbishment of existing stock.

2.0 PART A
PROVIDE AN INDICATION OF THE MOST APPROPRIATE SOURCES OF PRIMARY DATA WHICH YOU WILL NEED TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES, AND DISCUSS HOW YOU PROPOSE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THAT DATA;
(30 MARKS)

3.0 PART B
IN LIGHT OF YOUR ANSWER TO (A) ABOVE, AN OUTLINE OF THE RESEARCH METHODS YOU CONSIDER MOST APPROPRIATE TO ACHIEVE THE STATED OBJECTIVES, DISCUSSING THE RELATIVE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF EACH. (60 MARKS)

Answer: In order to achieve the research objectives and test the validity of the hypothesis outlined previously, it is necessary to acquire and...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: Masters (MSc) in Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 2874
  • Date submitted: June 02, 2011
  • Date written: May, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3773

Question: BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying Construction Process Management.

Construction Process Management
Assignment Number 1: Eden Grange Phase 1A Method Statement


1. TASK
This work is to be carried out individually, both tasks to be completed by all students. Part A and Part B have equal marks allocated.

Part A:
A development of 15 homes is to be carried out in Cuddington Cheshire. The houses form phase 1A of the development. The pdf “brochure” of the development provides detailed information about the project.

See details in the appendix below and at URL:
http://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/newhomes/north+west/edengrange/layout/

You are to produce a production method statement for the construction of the 15 houses, forming Phase 1A of the development, see the appendix for details. The method statement should contain all construction process matters and should have a strong emphasis on health and safety, environmental concerns, waste management and innovative production processes. A cost for the houses is not required.

The document should clearly explain how you propose to construct the development, including the choice of plant and equipment and levels of resource required.

The method statement should be in a written report form typical of current industry practice. It should be organised in a structured and logical manner, so that information can be readily located and accessed. Research should be carried out to ensure best production practices are used. The word count for the method statement should not exceed 4000 words.


Part B:
A production time schedule (programme) is needed for the development.

Your work should include:
a) A production time schedule using Microsoft Project 2010. Note that the schedule (programme) will be scrutinized as both a Gantt chart and a network, so that activity logic links and resource allocations can be examined. (MS Project 2010 is available on the university system, or can be obtained as a free trial copy from Microsoft)
b) Resources needed to construct the 15 houses, resources should be labour, plant, major materials, management but not costs.

The production schedule can be completed for individual houses or for blocks of houses. As a guide, approximately 50 trade activities per house can be assumed to give a good level of detail, with a complete programme consisting of approximately 65 – 200 activities, depending on approach.
N.B. Your Part B submission should be a MS Project 2010 file (.mpp).

The plot of land that the houses are to be built on has been cleared and remediated by others, therefore the work will not involve any soil/land movement/work, demolition or ground remediation. Your schedule should include roads and sewers and all mains services will be required.
Concrete strip foundations will support masonry walls up to ground level. There will be a ground bearing concrete ground floor slab. A timber frame built in panels will include the inner skin of the external wall, main internal walls and the roof skeleton. The external skin will be masonry, with either a facing brick or render finish. The roof finish will be interlocking clay tiles on timber battens on sarking felt. Internally all finishes are traditional with wall finishes of water based paint on a plaster skim on plasterboard sheets, fixed to timber framing by drywall screws. Assume that the houses once complete, will be ready for occupation.

IMPORTANT NOTE
The site is a live site and students MUST NOT approach the site or the project team (designers, clients, contractors) with requests for information or site visits.

University of Salford
School of Built Environment


Eden Grange Phase 1A Method Statement
Index:
1. Introduction
2. General Safety Requirements
3. Site Facilities
4. Site Layout Plan
5. Hand Held Tools
6. Deliveries to site
7. Manual Handling
8. Plant & Equipment
9. Noise & Vibration
10. Dust & Fumes
11. Waste Disposal
12. Services Access
13. Handling & Storage of Materials
14. Accidents & Emergency Plans
15. Fire
16. Injuries & Illnesses
17. Police
18. Service Damage
19. Environmental Issues
20. Reporting
21. Groundworks & Excavations
22. Internal Drainage & Foundations
23. Scaffold and Fall Arrest
24. Timber Superstructure
25. Insulating
26. Windows & Doors
27. Brickwork
28. Electrical
29. Plastering
30. Flooring

Answer: 1. Introduction Taylor Wimpey is proposing to build an estate called Eden Grange in Cuddington Cheshire with a price range of £339,995...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 4071
  • Date submitted: December 17, 2017
  • Date written: December, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8214

Question: MSc Surveying at University of Reading (College of Estate Management)
Graduate Development Programme
Fundamentals of Construction Practice
Assignment 2b [489 Words]

Discuss how the contractor would normally allow for the recovery of his general overheads and project overheads when a bill of quantities is used in the tendering process.


Marks will be awarded for:
quality and clarity of the discussion of general overheads;
(5 marks)
quality and clarity of the discussion of project overheads.
(5 marks)

Answer: General overheads are recovered by estimating the general costs expected to spend on a particular project. The estimator will assess the general...


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  • Subject: Quantity Surveying
  • Course: MSc Quantity Surveying
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 486
  • Date submitted: August 14, 2011
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3865

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