Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement.
As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes:
This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.
"This latest book is a recent addition to explain the importance of estimating and is a welcomed contribution." - Ronald McCaffer, www.mccaffer.com
"I would recommend this book to any student on quantity surveying and building degrees who have to get to grips with estimating. Get cost understanding right and the rest all falls into place." - Geoffrey Hodgson, University of Loughborough
Foreword 1. Introduction to Estimating Construction Work 2. The Nature of Costs in Construction 3. Early Contractor Involvement in Tendering Procedures 4. The Stages of Development of Construction Projects 5. Estimating Techniques at Inception and Design Stages 6. Estimating Techniques at Design Completion 7. Conversion of a Contractor’s Estimate 8. The Construction Stage 9. Other Costs Applicable to Construction Work References and Further Reading