Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders.
This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date.
Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of figures. Abbreviations used in the text. 1. Organisation of the estimating function 2. Procurement paths 3. Forms of contract 4. Tender documentation 5. Estimating methods 6. Contractor selection and decision to tender 7. Project appreciation 8. Enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors 9. Tender planning and method statements 10. Resource costs ? labour, materials and plant 11. Unit rate pricing 12. Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers 13. Fluctuations 14. Provisional sums and dayworks 15. Project overheads 16. Cashflow forecasts 17. Completing the estimate and final tender review 18. Tender submission and results 19. Action with the successful tender 20. Computer-aided estimating Further reading. Index