Estimator’s Pocket Book
The Estimator’s Pocket Book, Third Edition is a concise and practical reference covering the main approaches to pricing, as well as useful information such as how to process sub-contractor quotations, tender settlement and adjudication. It is fully up to date with NRM2 (2nd Edition) throughout and based on up-to-date wage rates, legislative changes and guidance notes.
It includes instructions on how to carry out:
· an NRM order of cost estimate,
· unit-rate pricing for a range different trades,
· pro-rata pricing for variations,
· the preparation and pricing of builders’ quantities and approximate quantities.
An essential source of reference for quantity surveyors, cost managers, project managers and anybody else with estimating responsibilities, including a companion website with explanatory videos and alternative approaches to estimating using spreadsheets.
1 Background to pricing
2 Early cost advice
4 Unit rate pricing
5 Tender settlement / adjudication
6 The supply chain
7 Beyond estimating
Indicative costs per m2 for a range building types
Useful rules and conventions