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3rd Edition

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

ISBN 9781138698369
Published March 3, 2017 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage.

Key features and updates included in this new edition:

  • an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3;
  • measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format;
  • changes in procurement practice;
  • changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work;
  • the increased use of NEC3 form of contract;
  • the impact of BIM.

This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer’s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.

Table of Contents


1. The Quantity Surveyor and the Construction Industry

2. Forecasting cost and value

3. Measurement and quantification

4. Procurement

5. Pricing and tendering

6. Contract procedure

7. Final account

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Duncan Cartlidge, FRICS, is a chartered surveyor and construction procurement consultant 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. Duncan is a former member of the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group Board and the 'Black Book' working group, and is the author of several best-selling books, including New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice, Estimator’s Pocket Book and Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book.