Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying has become a standard text in the teaching of building measurement - a core part of the curriculum for quantity surveyors. Particularly in the latter editions it has eclipsed the other books on building measurement, partly because of the heritage, but mostly because of the logical approach and copious use of examples to guide the student. The new 11 th edition has been fully updated to recognise the introduction of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which reflect the way the modern QS works and provide a standard set of measurement rules that are understandable by all those involved in a construction project. Key features: First published in 1935, has been used by many generations of quantity surveyors and lecturers New edition fully updated to include the RICS new rules of measurement (NRM) Many examples updated to reflect current QS practice Revisers have extensive experience of teaching the subject through College of Estate Management courses
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 175 x 242 x 17mm | 684g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • Illustrations
  • 1444335006
  • 9781444335002
  • 525,785

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The measurement of building elements is a core subject for all quantity surveying students. "Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying" explains from first principles the measurement process of all the key building elements, and contains many illustrative examples. The 11th edition maintains that approach.The book opens with an over-view of the need for measurement and the differing rules governing the measurement at different stages of the design or project cycle. The main focus of the book remains the detailed measurement of building elements using the rules from SMM7, but it recognises the publication of the "New Rules of Measurement: Order of Cost Estimating and Elemental Cost Planning," by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and covers its relationship with the rules for measurement of building works when producing bills of quantities for tendering purposes. The book concludes with guidance on how to use the data collected during the measurement process to create the tender documents.This classic text, first published in 1935 under the authorship of Arthur J. Willis, quickly established itself as a landmark in building textbooks and was published in subsequent editions under the authorship of two further generations of the Willis family. In this 11th edition the hallmarks of the first edition - clarity and practicality - have been maintained while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the subject.Also available from Wiley-Blackwell"Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor" 12e
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Table of contents

Preface ix Acknowledgements x Table of Examples xi Abbreviations xiii 1 Introduction 1 2 The Use of the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) 4 3 Detailed Measurement 12 4 Setting Down Dimensions 20 5 Alternative Systems 38 6 Applied Mensuration 45 7 General Rules for Taking-off 51 8 Substructures 67 9 Walls 98 10 Floors 123 11 Roofs 134 12 Internal Finishes 169 13 Windows and Doors 182 14 Reinforced Concrete Structures 207 15 Structural Steelwork 221 16 Plumbing 231 17 Drainage 255 18 External Works 272 19 Demolitions, Alterations and Renovations 287 20 Preliminaries/Preambles 297 21 Bill Preparation 303 Appendix Mathematical Formulae and Applied Mensuration 321 Index 341
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About Sandra Lee

About the authors Sandra Lee is an Associate with Davis Langdon LLP in Abu Dhabi, UAE and an Associate Tutor for the College of Estate Management, Reading. Bill Trench is an Associate Tutor for the College of Estate Management, Reading. Andrew Willis is Regional Managing Director at Franklin and Andrews, London.
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