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Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2008

39th Edition

By Davis Langdon

© 2008 – Spon Press

680 pages

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Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2008 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications.

Prices have been overhauled in line with buoyant market conditions. The book contains an expanded Approximate Estimates section, updated coverage of communication and data, and additions to both the ductwork and lifts sections. High efficiency plant has been refreshed. With the continued emphasis within the industry on the reduction of energy consumption, and the need to produce a proportion of a building’s energy requirement from on-site renewable sources, the 2008 edition provides updated coverage of sustainability and revised entries for CHP and biomass plant.

The new series of topical features continues, focusing on subjects which affect M&E costs within buildings; and design schematics are provided for several M&E services, including security and voice and data installations.

All the standard features you have come to expect from Spon’s M & E are also included, considered essential for today’s services cost professional:

  • Detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from heating and air conditioning systems to pipework and insulation, and from power supplies to light switches.
  • An extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, including lifts and escalators, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings.
  • Full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis.
  • An overhauled index and guidance notes.

  • Updated, free of charge, every four months. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

Buyers of this 2008 edition can make a FREE internet download of Spon’s Mechanical & Electrical Services price data data, which will run to the end of 2008 and:

  • produce estimate and tender documents
  • generate priced or unpriced schedules
  • adjust rates and data and enter rogue items
  • export schedules into Excel
  • view complete book ‘on screen’
  • carry out an index search


'An essential reference for everybody concerned with the calculation of costs of mechanical and electrical works.' – Cost Engineer

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