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NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

BSc (Hons) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1FT/SW
BSc (Hons) CIVIL ENGINEERING AND QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING AND CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL
MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

CONM10002
Date:

5 June 2012

Time:

1.30 – 4.30pm

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Answer FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.

FOR THIS PAPER CANDIDATES ARE PROVIDED WITH:



Answer book
Appendix A
An A3 drawing of the proposed development.
A cost analysis of a similar project (BCIS ref: A-1-1631).
The BCIS All-in Tender Price Index.
BCIS Location Factors.

Continued ……….

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BSc (Hons) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1FT/SW
BSc (Hons) CIVIL ENGINEERING AND QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING AND CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL
MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

CONM10002

June 2007

Q1.

The government has suggested that tender selection should be based upon ‘best value’, rather than ‘lowest price’. Briefly describe the tender process and demonstrate how ‘best value’ selection can be achieved.

Q2.

Choose one of the following cases:


Harmon CFEM Facades (UK) Ltd -v- The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons (1999).



Merrett -v- Babb (2001)

Describe the events that led up to the case and discuss the importance of the outcome of the case.

Q3.

Describe the following contractual arrangements and suggest appropriate situations in which each might be used.




Lump sum.
Re-measurement.
Cost Reimbursement (including reference to target contracts).

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BSc (Hons) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1FT/SW
BSc (Hons) CIVIL ENGINEERING AND QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
BSc (Hons) QUANTITY SURVEYING AND CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL
MANAGEMENT
YEAR 1 FT/SW/PT
CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

CONM10002

June 2007

Q4.

Produce an estimate using the ‘superficial area method’ for a proposed development in Nottingham.
The development is for three industrial units with an anticipated start on site date of 1st September 2007.
Base your answer on the information in Appendix A.
Appendix A contains:





An A3 drawing of the proposed development.
A cost analysis of a similar project (BCIS ref: A-1-1631).
The BCIS All-in Tender Price Index.
BCIS Location Factors.

Clearly identify any assumptions that you make.

Q5.

What is a Provisional Sum? Describe how you would correctly value the work that results from the expenditure of a provisional sum. Assume the standard form of contract being used is the JCT Standard Building Contract, with quantities.

Q6.

It is a statutory requirement that construction contracts that exceed 45 days in length, make provision for interim payments to the Contractor. Describe the differences between periodic and stage payment systems.

Also, define retention and explain how the retention system operates? END OF PAPER
APPENDIX A ATTACHED

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CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

CONM10002

June 2007

APPENDIX A (Attached)

An A3 drawing of the proposed development.
A cost analysis of a similar project (BCIS ref: A-1-1631).
The BCIS All-in Tender Price Index.
BCIS Location Factors.

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