‘An essential reference for everybody concerned with the calculation of costs of mechanical and electrical works.’
– Cost Engineer
A turbulent year for Mechanical and Electrical Contractors. But what’s been the effect on prices?
Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2014 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.
Use the access code inside the back cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2014 edition until the end of December 2014. Spon’s Online delivers, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package.
The book now uses a combination of NRM1 and SMM7 as the measurement standards.
This year the methodology for estimating year Building Management Systems (BMS) is looked at in detail. BIM guidance, Feed-In Tariffs and carbon trading sections have been brought up to date with the current rates and processes. The book also gives the usual market update of labour rates and daywork rates, material costs and prices for measured works, and all-in-rates and elemental rates in the Approximate Estimating section.
All the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK 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 above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems
An extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, 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
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