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BQS 301: COMPUTING II

Senior Lecturer: Njeri Wachira-Towey (PhD)


Department of Real Estate and Construction
Management, ADD building Room 325

[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG
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SYLABUSS:
This course introduces students to
professional computing softwares
available in the market and how to
customize the general packages as tools
to enhance their professional
services/duties. Softwares introduced
include Quantity Surveying packages e.g.
Win QS, QS Elite; CAD packages e.g.
Archicad; management softwares e.g. MS
Project; statistical analysis packages e.g.
SPSS.
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

TOPICS:
Course will be divided into three
sections;
Win QS
SPSS
Archicad
Given

that the semester is 12


weeks each section will take 3
weeks
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

WIN QS
Introduction
Bill preparation
module practical's
Practical's
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

MARKING:
Exam
CAT

70%

30 %

At least one assignment for


each of the sections

[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

References:
Win

QS manual
SMM
Past BOQs for descriptions
Other sources e.g.
Publications, internet, etc
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

WINQS - ASSIGNMENT
Issued

drawings: Measure and


bill the whole building
Prepared a bill of quantities for
the above elements including
specifications, the preliminaries,
the measured section, and the
summaries
Due in 15TH June 2015
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

Why Win QS?


Most

popular QS software in the


market
Used by;
Ministry of public works the
biggest employer of QSs
Several consulting firms
Easy to customise
Online help
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG

Lab management
Version

of Winqs that is loaded on the


machines is the student version
It can not print hence no need to pirate
it!!
To print you must consult the lab
technician who has a version that has
ability to print
Access to the lab to be arranged with the
lab technician
Printing will be at a charge to be
determined by the lab technicians
[BQS 301] DR. (QS.) NJERI WACHIRA TOWEY / QS. BELIS OCHIENG