"…my message to lecturers in building/quantity surveying is to 'put it on your course list for essential reading' and to students and practitioners 'buy it' " Building Technology & Management
Provides a practical introduction to understanding the costs encountered on a building project together with an appreciation of the many factors influencing them.
1. Contractor selection 2. Contractual arrangements and documentation 3. The preparation of a tender 4. The cost of resources 5. Contract clauses and their effect on cost 6. Preliminaries 7. The calculation of unit rates for construction work 8. Methods of approximate estimating 9. Pro rata and analogue rates