Quantity surveying measurement (or taking-off) adopts prescriptive processes which are underpinned by understanding construction technology. The rules for measuring are complex, and are designed for experienced practitioners. Some students find it difficult to acquire the mix of skills and knowledge within the timeframe allowed. At the University of Newcastle (Australia) we use high quality teaching and learning materials for both on-campus and on-line distance learning students. The e-learning measurement packages (which incorporate 3D images) have been developed in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University (UK). This paper describes and discusses some of the merits and challenges of the approaches we have adopted as well as the assessment processes we use.
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