Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

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The Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book outlines all the practical skills, contractual and management techniques needed by a student studying quantity surveying in a handy-sized format for quick reference. Arming you with a complete toolbox to each project stage, this book brings together both the measurement and consultancy aspect of QS in a compact pocket book. Covering material key topics such as forecasting, measurement, estimation and contracts in the order it arises in a typical surveying project cycle ensures understanding of key processes and techniques, as well as when and how to use them.

Recommended forms for reports, cost plans, final accounts and financial statements are also covered. A no-nonsense how-to approach makes this book an ideal companion to any course textbook. Perfect if you are on a quantity surveying degree, HNC/HND or 1-2 year post-graduate conversion course and require a simple guide to fundamental quantity surveying skills and procedures, also ideal if you are newly-qualified and need an on-site/on-the-job reference. This is a concise, affordable pocketbook bringing together practical, contractual and management techniques. It Covers skills and processes needed at each stage of a project and is ideal if you have just qualified as a quantity surveyor and need an on-site/on-the-job reference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 123 x 186 x 22.86mm | 454g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0750687460
  • 9780750687461
  • 231,343

Table of contents

1. Introduction (The quantity surveyor; function; development of skills; outline of the construction process; industry; construction market influences) 2. Forecasting costs and values (Feasibility studies; cost planning; calculating values) 3. Measurement and quantification (Preliminaries and preambles; Conventions & rules for the measurement of Building/Civil Engineering/M&E works; Calculation of volumes and areas; Approximate Quantities / Builders Quantities; Measuring for Energy Ratings and Insurance purposes; Specification writing, performance and prescriptive) 4. Pricing and Approximate Estimating (Fundamentals of pricing / calculation of unit rates; Estimating costs, basic principles/report writing) 5. On site (The need for a contract / contractual relationships; Types of contract / important contract clauses; Variations and change orders; Sub-contractors and suppliers (nominated and domestic); Project management) 6. Final account (Pro-rata pricing; Format / purpose; Negotiation skills; Report writing; Financial statements; PC and provisional sums) 7. Appendix - Standard Documentation (Recommended formats for; Reports, Cost plans, Final accounts, Financial statements)
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About Duncan Cartlidge

Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more that twenty-five years involvement in construction. Experience includes; private practice in both the UK and Europe, commercial management for leading European contractors and managing and delivering graduate and post graduate programmes in surveying and related topics. A regular contributor to professional journals and invited speaker at CPD events, he founded the European Procurement Group in 1996. He is an external tutor at the College of Estate Management, Reading and a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University.www.duncancartlidge.co.uk
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