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									CONFIDENTIAL                                                                      AP/APR2006/QSD131




                                 UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
                                     FINAL EXAMINATION




      COURSE                             MEASUREMENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS I
                                         (PAPER 2)
      COURSE CODE                        QSD131
      EXAMINATION                        APRIL 2006
      TIME                               3 HOURS




INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

 1.          This question paper consists of two (2) parts :   PART A (3 Questions)
                                                               PART B (3 Questions)

 2.          Answer four (4) questions only. Answer QUESTION 1 and one (1) other question in PART
             A, and answer two (2) questions in PART B.

 3.          Questions in PART A and PART B must be answered in separate answer booklets, Start
             each answer on a new page.

 4.          All measurement shall be in strict accordance with the principles laid down in the Malaysian
             Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (Second Edition) (SMM2).

 5.          Do not bring any material into the examination room unless permission is given by the
             invigilator.

 6.          Candidates are allowed to use calculators.

 7.          Please check to make sure that this examination pack consists of:

                 i)   the Question Paper
                ii)   a one-page Appendix 1
               iii)   two Answer Booklets - provided by the Faculty
               iv)    The Malaysian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (Second
                      Edition) (SMM2) - provided by the Faculty
               v)     Traditional Dimension Papers - provided by the Faculty
               vi)    Drawings No. PUB/QSD131/APR 2006/P2-1 - provided by the Faculty




                       DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO
                             This examination paper consists of 4 printed pages
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PART A


QUESTION 1

The accompanying Drawing No. PUB/QSD131/APR 2006/P2-1 shows a proposed garden
wall. The drawing forms part of a contract based on Bills of Quantities.

Take-off all works above ground level starting from and including damp proof course (dpc).

                                                                                   (25 marks)

QUESTION 2

a) Briefly explain any four (4) basic duties of a Quantity Surveyor during post contract stage
   of a project.
                                                                                   (12 marks)

b) Explain with suitable examples where applicable the following general principles of
   measurement.

     i) Alteration to dimension
     ii) The usage of 'ditto'
     iii) Different columns in a dimension paper
                                                                                    (13 marks)

QUESTION 3

a) Explain what is meant by "internal girth" and describe how it is measured. Your
   explanation must be well supported by suitable example and sketches where
   appropriate.
                                                                         (10 marks)

b) Describe the following clauses in the Malaysian Standard Method of Measurement of
   Building Works, giving suitable examples and sketches where appropriate.

     i)     Clause A.3.3
     ii)    Clause D.8
     iii)   Clause F.3.1
     iv)    Clause G.2.4
                                                                                    (12 marks)

c)    Explain one (1) advantage of using Bills of Quantities as part of a tender document.

                                                                                     (3 marks)




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PARTB


For QUESTION 2 and 3, please refer to the data attached in APPENDIX 1


QUESTION 1

a) The followings are several components/factors that need to be taken into account when
   building up unit rates. Explain briefly the meanings and show with examples how they
   influence rates.

   i) Plant/machine constant
   ii) Material constant
   iii) Labour constant
                                                                                 (12 marks)

b) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of both hiring and purchasing a
   plant/machine for construction.

                                                                                  (13 marks)

QUESTION 2
Analyse the unit rate of the following:

a) 1/2B brickwall in common bricks in cement and sand (1:3) mortar laid in Stretcher bond
   with and including a layer of exmet at every fourth course well lapped, in foundation - m2

                                                                                  (12 marks)

 b) Disposal of surplus excavated materials 10km away from site. - m3
                                                                                  (10 marks)

c) Excavate pits to receive column bases starting from reduced level maximum depth not
   exceeding 1.00m (by hand)
                                                                             (3 marks)




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QUESTION 3


Analyse the unit rate of the following:

a) Plain in-situ concrete (1:3:6 - 38mm aggregate) in isolated foundation bases (by
   machine) - m3
                                                                          (15 marks)

b) i)   Extra over 1B brickwall for facework on one side only with facing bricks in Flemish
        bond - m2
                                                                                  (5 marks)

    ii) Filling to make up levels with material obtained off site consisting of broken bricks
        well compacted, consolidated and watered; average 250mm thick - m2
                                                                                    (5 marks)




                                        END OF QUESTION PAPER




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CONFIDENTIAL                                    APPENDIX 1              AP/APR2006/QSD131



Plant Cost

Concrete mixer (output 14/10T)

initial cost                       RM60,000.00
Useful life                        6 years
Interest rate                      8% per annum
Scrap value at end of year         RM15,000.00
Operator                           RM60.00 per day
Diesel                             2.25 litre/hour
Lubrication                        1.5 litre/day

Lorry (10 tonnes (5) 6 1/2 m3 capacity)

Hire charges                             RM600.00 per day (inclusive)


Basic Material Prices

Cement                             RM10.00/50kgbag
Broken bricks                      RM13.00/m3
Sand                               RM16.00/m3
Exmet                              RM2.00/m
Course aggregates                  RM38.00/m3
Common bricks                      RM190.00/1000 pieces
Facing bricks                      RM490.00/1000 pieces
Diesel                             RMLOO/litre
Lubrication oil                    RM10.00/5 litre


Labour wages per day

Skilled labour                      RM60.00

Unskilled labour                    RM30.00




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