This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage.
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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.
Preface 1. The Quantity Surveyor and the Construction Industry (The construction industry, The building team, Regulations and Controls, Sustainability, Site Waste Management Plans) 2. Forecasting Costs and Values (RIBA outline Plan of Work 2007, Cost Planning, Approximate Estimating, Elemental Cost Planning, Elemental Cost Control, The Property Market, Taxation, Sources of Finance, Risk Analysis, Whole Life Costs, Value Management) 3. Measurement and Quantification (Methods of Measurement, Measurement Conventions, Specifications) 4. Procurement (Guidelines, Single Stage Selective Tendering, Tender Evaluation, Two Stage Tendering, Design and Build, Package Deals, Management Contracting, Partnering / Alliancing, Prime Contracting, Frameworks, Public Private Partnerships, European Union Procurement) 5. Pricing and Tendering (Subcontractors, Domestic Subcontractors, Nominated/Named Subcontractors, The Nomination Process, Collateral Warranties, Named Subcontractors, Unit Rate and Operational Estimating, Estimating, Managing the Pricing Process, E-tendering, E-Auctions, Reverse Auctions) 6. Contract Procedure (Contract Procedure, Contract Administration, Site Organisation) 7. Final Account (Final Account, Variation Account, Pro-rate Pricing) Useful Links and Contacts. Further Reading. Useful measurement rules and conventions. Index
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