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Estimating for Building & Civil Engineering Work




ISBN 9780750627979
Published May 29, 1996 by Routledge
320 Pages

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It deals in a practical and reasonable way with many of the estimating problems which can arise where building and civil engineering works are carried out and to include comprehensive estimating data within the guidelines of good practice. The early part of the book has been completely rewritten to contain chapters useful to students and practitioners alike for the development of the estimating process resulting in the presentation of a tender for construction works. The second and major part of the book contains estimating data fully updated for the major elements in building and civil engineering work, including a new chapter on piling, and a wealth of constants for practical use in estimating. The estimating examples are based on the current edition of the Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works (SMM7). The comprehensive information on basic principles of estimating found in 'Spence Geddes' are still as valid today as the first edition. In this edition the prevailing rates of labour and costs of materials are taken whenever possible as a round figure. Readers will appreciate in the construction industry that prices are continually changing, rise and fall, and that worked examples should therefore be used as a guide to method of calculation substituting in any specific case the current rates applicable to it. In the case of plant output dramatic increases have been experienced in productivity over recent years and again estimators with their own records should substitute values appropriate to their work.

Table of Contents

Preface, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 1 Introduction, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 2 Forms of contract, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 3 Estimating the total cost, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 4 Labour including bonus, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 5 Materials, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 6 Plant, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 7 Preliminaries, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 8 Overheads and establishment charges, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 9 Tendering, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 10 Demolitions and alterations, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 11 Piling, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 12 Groundwork, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 13 Concrete work, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 14 Masonry, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 15 Woodwork, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 16 Structural steelwork, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 17 Roofing, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 18 Surface finishes, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 19 Glazing, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 20 Plumbing, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 21 Quarry work, roads, paths and platelaying, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 22 Drainage, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 23 Landscaping, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 24 Weight of materials, Spence Geddes, John Williams; Chapter 25 Useful tables, Spence Geddes, John Williams;

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'This is a very useful publication that is very clearly presented and easy to use. It should be a valuable tool for architects and engineers and should assist in the preparation of estimates of cost. The book is a valuable work of reference that I would strongly recommend to both practising professionals and students.'
Edward D. Mills, CBE, Hon.D.Litt., FRIBA, FCSD, FRSA

'The textbook lists a formidable array of standard forms building and civil engineering contracts together with the appropriate standard methods of measurement covering a very wide spectrum of building and civil engineering ventures. This in turn invokes an in depth knowledge of the synthesis of contract rates which is amply dealt with in this textbook.'
R.D. Wood, FRICS, Chartered Quantity Surveyor

'This well established estimating book has been fully updated and contains a wealth of cost data.'
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