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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 themanagement of construction projects, although the exact nature ofthe role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional QuantitySurveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's QuantitySurveyor have different roles to play in any construction project,with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to theday-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contractadministration and construction planning, as well as commercial,cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide intoquantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readerswill acquire an understanding of the skills and competenciesrequired by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following abrief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurementmethodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of thechapters discussing commercial and contractual management of aconstruction project, including day-to-day running fromcommencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.

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.

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.

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 Surveyor's Pocket Book

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

  • Author: Duncan Cartlidge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136436294
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 440
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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.

Professional Negligence in Construction

Professional Negligence in Construction

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134436629
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 184
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What is professional negligence? What are the obligations of construction professionals in contract and in tort? In what circumstances might the difference between the obligations be important? These questions are of crucial importance not only to construction lawyers but also to contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, project managers, and multi disciplinary practices. With the emphasis on the practical aspects of professional negligence in the construction industry and written in a straightforward yet authoritative way, this book is ideal for lawyers and students of construction and law as well as construction professionals at all levels.

Walker's Quantity Surveying and Basic Construction Estimating

Walker's Quantity Surveying and Basic Construction Estimating

  • Author: G. Patrick Bourgeois
  • Publisher: Frank R. Walker Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • 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.

Added Value in Design and Construction

Added Value in Design and Construction

  • Author: Allan Ashworth,Keith Hogg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317878787
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 168
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Added Value in Design and Construction takes a holistic, student-centred approach to offering public and private sector clients the ultimate reward; doing more for less. The Latham Report was a call to action and this book provides students of construction with the theoretical and practical knowledge to deliver the recommendations of the report. It describes the principles and techniques crucial to adding value and reducing costs in design and construction in the twenty first century. This book examines in detail a wide range of strategies that can be applied during the design and construction process to add value and bring the best interests of the client sharply into focus.

Spon's Asia Pacific Construction Costs Handbook

Spon's Asia Pacific Construction Costs Handbook

  • Author: Davis Langdon & Seah
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780419254706
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 520
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Spon's Asia Pacific Construction Costs Handbook includes construction cost data for 19 countries. This edition has been extended to include Canada and India. The UK is also included, to facilitate comparison with construction costs in Europe. The book includes: * key data on the main economic and construction indicators. * an outline of the national construction industry, covering structure, tendering and materials cost data * labour and materials cost data * Measured rates for a range of standard construction work items * costs per unit area for a range of building types * price index data and exchange rate movements against £ sterling, $US and Japanese Yen The book also includes a Comparative Data section to facilitate country-to-country comparisons. Figures from the national sections are grouped in tables according to national indicators, construction output, input costs and costs per square metre for factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals, schools, theatres, sports halls, hotels and housing.

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

  • Author: Sandra Lee,William Trench,Andrew Willis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444398083
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 360
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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying has become a standard text in the teaching of building measurement – a core part of the curriculum for quantity surveyors. Particularly in the latter editions it has eclipsed the other books on building measurement, partly because of the heritage, but mostly because of the logical approach and copious use of examples to guide the student. The new 11th edition has been fully updated to recognise the introduction of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which reflect the way the modern QS works and provide a standard set of measurement rules that are understandable by all those involved in a construction project. Key features: First published in 1935, has been used by many generations of quantity surveyors and lecturers New edition fully updated to include the RICS new rules of measurement (NRM) Many examples updated to reflect current QS practice Revisers have extensive experience of teaching the subject through College of Estate Management courses