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 mix of 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 on-line 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. The findings of an evaluation survey are also briefly described as well as plans we have for future developments.
CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research: Building Resilience (BEAR 2008). Conference Proceedings: BEAR 2008: Building Resilience (Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka 11-15 February, 2008) p. 1639-1649