Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cost Management for Architectural Works

Cost Management for Architectural Works (BPM207)


BPM207 Cost Management for Architectural Works covers the fundamental principles and methodologies for the cost management of architectural work items on projects. It covers the conventional and e-measurement of architectural works and writing of specifications for such items. It also develops students’ skills in the application of cost management principles and techniques to implement cost estimation, cost control, business planning, profitability analysis and project management

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Cost Management and Cost Engineering
  • Application of Principles and Techniques to Cost Estimating, Cost Control, Business Planning, Profitability Analysis and Project Management
  • Standard Methods of Measurement for Architectural Works
  • Bills of Quantities for Architectural Works
  • Interpretation of Drawings for Architectural Works
  • Taking Off for Architectural Works
  • BIM and AutoCAD for Architectural Works
  • E-Measurement for Architectural Works
  • Managing Costs and Specifications/Descriptions for Architectural Works
  • Preliminaries, Site Development Specialist Works, External Works, Contingency
  • Project Cost Model and the Element Cost Model

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the purpose and principles of measuring quantities
  • Identify scope and interpret drawings for architectural works
  • Apply measurement techniques for costing
  • Explain cost management methods for architectural works
  • Demonstrate ability to use e-measurement tools
  • Analyze cost efficiency of architectural items
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