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By Donald Towey
The cost manager/quantity surveyor plays a pivotal role in the financial and contract management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the service they provide depends on the project employer s terms of engagement.
With a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match, change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book, and Building Information Modelling BIM all adding to the dynamic environment in which the quantity surveyor operates.
By Peter Glover
Building Surveys has been a trusted guide for both students and professionals for over 30 years, evolving throughout its eight editions to address the challenges and responsibilities of the building surveying role. It covers everything needed for initial inspections such as equipment, know-how and procedures to writing an accurate report,...
A work manual that many in the civil engineering, surveying and construction business will find hard to work without. It gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and shows a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated in line with...
This price book offers the only comprehensive source of information for detailed external works and landscape costs.
Conflicting signals! Public sector cutbacks, soaring input costs, and a mixed picture all round. You need SPON'S ARCHITECTS' AND BUILDERS' PRICE BOOK 2013 to get the detail right. SPON'S A&B PRICE BOOK, compiled by Davis Langdon, provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information currently available for...
By Donald Towey
When employed by the contractor rather than the client, the role of the quantity surveyor on a construction project extends beyond measurement to the day-to-day running of projects and a variety of other project management tasks.
The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement - CESMM - has been well-established for over 35 years as the standard for the preparation of bills of quantities in civil engineering work. This much-anticipated fourth edition, CESMM4, brings the method into line with changes in industry practices and extends its usages...
Prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, this title helps students learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, as well as determine which method is best suited for specific situations.