This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage.
Key features include:
the structure of the construction industry
cost forecasting and feasibility studies
measurement and quantification, with NRM2 and SMM7 examples
estimating and bidding
whole life costs
final account procedure.
This text includes recommended formats for cost plans, developer’s budgets, financial reports, financial statements and final accounts. This is the ideal concise reference for quantity surveyors, project and commercial managers, and students of any of the above.
Preface 1. The Quantity Surveyor and the Construction Industry (The construction industry, The building team, Regulations and Controls, Sustainability, Site Waste Management Plans) 2. Forecasting Costs and Values (RIBA outline Plan of Work 2007, Cost Planning, Approximate Estimating, Elemental Cost Planning, Elemental Cost Control, The Property Market, Taxation, Sources of Finance, Risk Analysis, Whole Life Costs, Value Management) 3. Measurement and Quantification (Methods of Measurement, Measurement Conventions, Specifications) 4. Procurement (Guidelines, Single Stage Selective Tendering, Tender Evaluation, Two Stage Tendering, Design and Build, Package Deals, Management Contracting, Partnering / Alliancing, Prime Contracting, Frameworks, Public Private Partnerships, European Union Procurement) 5. Pricing and Tendering (Subcontractors, Domestic Subcontractors, Nominated/Named Subcontractors, The Nomination Process, Collateral Warranties, Named Subcontractors, Unit Rate and Operational Estimating, Estimating, Managing the Pricing Process, E-tendering, E-Auctionse Auctions) 6. Contract Procedure (Contract Procedure, Contract Administration, Site Organisation) 7. Final Account (Final Account, Variation Account, Pro-rate Pricing) Useful Links and Contacts. Further Reading. Useful measurement rules and conventions. Index
Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more than twenty-five years involvement in construction. His experience includes private practice in both the UK and Europe, commercial management for leading European contractors, and managing and delivering graduate and postgraduate programmes in surveying and related topics. He is an Associate Tutor at the College of Estate Management, Reading, and a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, and sits on the Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group Board of the RICS. www.duncancartlidge.co.uk