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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Final of Measurement Final Examination!

Posted by FilZah ZayaNah


Finished up the final (insyaAllah) examination for Measurement subject yesterday (May 27th, 2013). Alhamdulillah.
I've taken the subject for 7 times, in total. Not that I failed the subject, but we are to take the subject every semester.
The subject, which is also called 'studio subject', begun since my very 1st semester in the main campus. It is a pre-requisite subject,whereby, in order to register for the next class, students are to pass the subject. In contrast, you are to repeat the subject; in this case, students are to extend their year of study. That shows how crucial this subject is.

I still remember bro. Shamsul, who was among our 1st measurement's lecturer, said that: " Measurement is like a bread and butter for a QS".
We were introduced to slip sort, SSM (the Std. Method of Measurement of Bldg Works) and those big2 drawings.

I still remember how hard (but exciting) it was during our 1st time to measure. We were given a set of A1 drawings i.e. the plan for tree stumps. We were expected to take off (measure) for the site clearing.
From there, the topics were getting harder and trickier.

In this 4 years time, we have measure from simple things such as tree stumps, reinforced concrete and formwork, up to trickier things such as reinforcement, steelworks and civil works.

-The study-
Year 1:
AQS 1100 Msrmnt of Bldg Works 1 (Brickworks, Floor, Wall, etc.)
AQS 1200 Msrmnt of Bldg Works 2 (Door & Window, Finishes, Water supply, etc.)
Year 2:
AQS 2100 Msrmnt of Reinforced Concrete & Structural Steel Works (Piling, Staircase, etc.)
AQS 2200 Msrmnt of Building Services & External Works (Sewerage, Sport facilities, etc.)
Year 3:
AQS 3100 Msrmnt of Advanced Building & Services (Lift, Drainage, etc.)
Year 4:
AQS 4102 Msrmnt of Civil Engineering Works (Roadworks, etc.)
AQS 4202 Msrmnt of Advanced Civil Engineering Works (Bridge, Railtrack, Dam, Jetty,etc.)

-The exams-
Measurement exams need a lot of preparation. We are not only expected to remember the theory. Understanding how things work really helps during the exams. Thus, we are to 'digest' on how to measure the things, and write it down in those cute slip sort paper. Though the time allocated was 4 hours, it doesn't seems enough for us (or for me at least). Time flies like a flash.
When I told people that I have exams with 4 hours time duration, they shocked. It might be the same as when I heard of their 2 hours exams. Shock-shock situation I guess. ;p

'Ala kulli hal, I will miss u someday, '4 hours Measurement Exams'!


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