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Construction Quantity Surveying

Construction Quantity Surveying

A Practical Guide for the Contractor's QS

  • Author: Donald Towey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118329775
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
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The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional Quantity Surveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's Quantity Surveyor have different roles to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to the day-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contract administration and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide into quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following a brief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurement methodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of the chapters discussing commercial and contractual management of a construction project, including day-to-day running from commencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.

Estimating Building Construction

Estimating Building Construction

Quantity Surveying

  • Author: William J. Hornung
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Building
  • Page: 308
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New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

  • Author: Duncan Cartlidge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135138818
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 286
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The past decade has seen dramatic changes in the construction industry and the quantity surveying profession. The Latham and Egan reports and a client-led crusade for value for money is driving Quantity Surveyors to adopt these changes. In addition, the industry and the profession now stands on the threshold of the e-commerce revolution - one which has so far failed to penetrate the working practices of the majority of surveyors, particularly SMEs. Duncan Cartlidge addresses the evolving market in which today's Quantity Surveyors work, examining the new construction culture, new procurement strategies, e-practice and the QS, changing markets, delivering added value, supply chain management and partnering. The book is recommended reading for students of quantity surveying and an essential guide for all surveying professionals seeking to familiarise themselves with the latest developments.

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

A Text for All Construction Professionals

  • Author: Duncan P. Cartlidge
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780750652568
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 286
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Cartlidge addresses the evolving market in which today's quantity surveyors work, examining the new construction culture, new procurement strategies, e-practice and the QS. This guide provides information on the dramatic changes affecting the construction industry and focuses on the new procurement strategies, including PPP/PFI.

Walker's Quantity Surveying and Basic Construction Estimating

Walker's Quantity Surveying and Basic Construction Estimating

An Introductory Book Explaining Construction Estimating

  • Author: G. Patrick Bourgeois,Frank R. Walker Company
  • Publisher: Frank R Walker
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Building
  • Page: 91
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Developed by the faculty of University of Florida Construction Department & used as an introductory estimating course in conjunction with Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, this text guides the reader through a proven method of quantity surveying & estimating. This standardized method allows several estimators to work on the same project without confusion or loss of time & lets one estimator take over an unfinished estimate & understand what has been completed. The text reviews construction contracts, insurance & bonds. It discusses geometric shapes & conversion factors, & valuable tables aid the user in determining material quantities. It explains preparation of plans for survey, how to read plans & locate sections, & how to convert inches to decimals of a foot. It provides the reader with a method of estimating quantities & costs of concrete, formwork, reinforcing steel, masonry, earthwork, & carpentry. For residential construction.

BIM and Quantity Surveying

BIM and Quantity Surveying

  • Author: Steve Pittard,Peter Sell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317387945
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 258
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The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients, designers, contractors, quantity surveyors, and building managers are still finding their feet in an industry where BIM compliance can bring great rewards. This guide is designed to help quantity surveying practitioners and students understand what BIM means for them, and how they should prepare to work successfully on BIM compliant projects. The case studies show how firms at the forefront of this technology have integrated core quantity surveying responsibilities like cost estimating, tendering, and development appraisal into high profile BIM projects. In addition to this, the implications for project management, facilities management, contract administration and dispute resolution are also explored through case studies, making this a highly valuable guide for those in a range of construction project management roles. Featuring a chapter describing how the role of the quantity surveyor is likely to permanently shift as a result of this development, as well as descriptions of tools used, this covers both the organisational and practical aspects of a crucial topic.

Quantity Surveying Practice

Quantity Surveying Practice

  • Author: Ivor H. Seeley
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349144029
  • Category: Building
  • Page: 632
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This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and substantially extended to enhance its value to the reader. All the basic skills of the quantity surveyor in construction procurement, contract administration and cost control and management are dealt with in sufficient detail to meet the needs of students. The newly developing areas of project management and value management are examined and illustrated in a practical way.

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

  • Author: Duncan Cartlidge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136436294
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 440
  • View: 7998
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The Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book outlines all the practical skills, contractual and management techniques needed by a student studying quantity surveying in a handy-sized format for quick reference. Arming you with a complete toolbox to each project stage, this book brings together both the measurement and consultancy aspect of QS in a compact pocket book. Covering material key topics such as forecasting, measurement, estimation and contracts in the order it arises in a typical surveying project cycle ensures understanding of key processes and techniques, as well as when and how to use them. Recommended forms for reports, cost plans, final accounts and financial statements are also covered. A no-nonsense how-to approach makes this book an ideal companion to any course textbook. Perfect if you are on a quantity surveying degree, HNC/HND or 1-2 year post-graduate conversion course and require a simple guide to fundamental quantity surveying skills and procedures, also ideal if you are newly-qualified and need an on-site/on-the-job reference. This is a concise, affordable pocketbook bringing together practical, contractual and management techniques. It Covers skills and processes needed at each stage of a project and is ideal if you have just qualified as a quantity surveyor and need an on-site/on-the-job reference.

Building Drawing

Building Drawing

With an Integrated Approach to Built Environment

  • Author: M. G. Shah,C. M. Kale,S. Y. Patki
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780074638767
  • Category: Architectural drawing
  • Page: 404
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Cost Management of Construction Projects

Cost Management of Construction Projects

  • Author: Donald Towey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118473809
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 336
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The cost manager/quantity surveyor plays a pivotal role in the financial and contract management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the service they provide depends on the project employer’s terms of engagement. This can mean acting as consultant in a range of roles including cost and advisory services for budget setting to initiate a project, cost management through the design and construction phases, contract administration and acting as the client side project manager to oversee the entire building process. Cost Management of Construction Projects focusses on the cost manager/quantity surveyor engaged by the project client, and discusses key elements that help drive project success including measurement (based on the New Rules of Measurement published by RICS), procurement, cost planning, contract administration and project cost management. With examples, it provides a thorough guide to the role in the workplace and in the field, directly addressing the day to day situations faced by the cost manager/quantity surveyor. Donald Towey MRICS has extensive experience of the construction industry. His experience began as an estimator with a glass/glazing contractor in Manchester. Following a number of positions with UK contractors he relocated to Australia and has worked with a number of developers and main contractors, as well as doing freelance work. He is currently working in contracts management in Sydney.