3rd Edition

Estimator’s Pocket Book

By Duncan Cartlidge Copyright 2024
    274 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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



    3   Resources



    4   Unit rate pricing



    5   Tender settlement / adjudication



    6   The supply chain



    7   Beyond estimating  



    Further reading


    Indicative costs per m2 for a range building types


    Useful rules and conventions


    Duncan Cartlidge FRICS is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in the delivery and management of built assets, as well as providing education and training to a wide range of built environment professionals and contractors. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book (4th edition), The Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book (2nd edition) and New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice (5th Edition). Visit his website at www.duncancartlidgeonline.com