Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor

Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor


By (author) Arthur J. Willis, By (author) Christopher J. Willis, Revised by Allan Ashworth, By (author) A. Ashworth

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
  • Publication date: 3 March 1987
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0632029323
  • ISBN 13: 9780632029327
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition

Product description

The role of the quantity surveyor, more than that of any other construction professional, is a rapidly changing one. With the falling demand for new building and the resulting drop in workload, quantity surveyors have had to broaden their expertise and look to fields other than those they have traditionally worked in. Students of quantity surveying are now faced with a wide range of topics to absorb, and the newly qualified practitioner needs to show a positive approach to seeking new work, perhaps even in fresh areas. This major revised edition reflects these developments. It deals with the changes affecting private practice and includes a completely new chapter on the quantity surveyor's work within a construction firm. The growing importance of computer's is dealt with throughout, and there is a new chapter on project management.

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Table of contents

Quantity surveying practice : Structure of the construction industry; The work of the quantity surveyor; Policy; Office organisation and management; Finance and accounts; The quantity surveyor and the law; Computer applications. Quantity surveying employment : Partnership; Public service; Contract surveying. Quantity surveying procedure : Pre-contract cost control; Contract procurement; Preparation of the bill of quantities; Receipt of tenders; Valuations for interim certificates; Final accounts; Project management.