In this fourth edition of New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice, renowned quantity surveying author Duncan Cartlidge reviews the history of the quantity surveyor, examines and reflects on the state of current practice with a concentration on new and innovative practice, and attempts to predict the future direction of quantity surveying practice in the UK and worldwide.
The book champions the adaptability and flexibility of the quantity surveyor, whilst covering the hot topics which have emerged since the previous edition’s publication, including:
- the RICS ‘Futures’ publication;
- Building Information Modelling (BIM);
- mergers and acquisitions;
- a more informed and critical evaluation of the NRM;
- greater discussion of ethics to reflect on the renewed industry interest;
- and a new chapter on Dispute Resolution.
As these issues create waves throughout the industry whilst it continues its global growth in emerging markets, such reflections on QS practice are now more important than ever. The book is essential reading for all Quantity Surveying students, teachers and professionals. It is particularly suited to undergraduate professional skills courses and non-cognate postgraduate students looking for an up to date understanding of the industry and the role.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Fourth Edition
1 The story so far……..
2 Joined up cost management
3 Procurement trends
4 IT Update
5 Ethical practice at home and abroad
6 Delivering added value
7 Dispute resolution
Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and a former member of the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction UK World Regional Professional Group Board.