Quantity surveying measurement adopts prescriptive processes which are underpinned by an understanding of construction technology. The rules for measuring are complex, and are designed for experienced practitioners. Some students struggle to acquire the skills and knowledge within the timeframe allowed. At Newcastle University (Australia), we are preparing high quality teaching and learning materials for both on-campus and distance learning students. We are collaborating with the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University (UK) to develop e-learning measurement packages utilising 3D images. This paper describes and discusses some of the merits and challenges of the approaches we have adopted.
2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), . Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) (Melbourne 4-5 July, 2007 )