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Estimating for Builders and Surveyors

2nd Edition

By Ross D Buchan, F W Eric Fleming, Fiona Grant


320 pages

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Written for students taking courses in building and surveying, 'Estimating for Builders and Surveyors' describes and explains the method used by the estimator to build up prices or rates for items described in the SMM7 format. Each chapter is a self-contained unit related to a particular element in the building. Worked examples throughout reflect both traditional and up-to-date technology. Written by an author team of academics and professional surveyors, this book continues to be an invaluable introduction to the subject of estimating.


Review of the previous edition:

"The book will be very useful for students" Chartered Builder

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction The cost of labour Mechanical plant Preliminaries Excavation and filling Concrete work Brickwork and blockwork Underpinning Roof coverings Asphalt work Woodwork carpentry: first fittings Woodwork joinery: second fixings and finishings Structural steelwork and metalwork Plumbing installations Linings, partitions and surface finishes Glazing Decorative papers and painting Drainage Electrical work Analogous rates Computer estimating systems Tender strategy Profit loss accounting Prefabricated assemblies Appendix: Cost of mortars, renders and fine aggregate screeds

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General