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Construction Quantity Surveying

Author : Donald Towey
ISBN : 9781118329771
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional Quantity Surveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's Quantity Surveyor have different roles to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to the day-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contract administration and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide into quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following a brief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurement methodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of the chapters discussing commercial and contractual management of a construction project, including day-to-day running from commencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.
Category: Technology & Engineering

New Aspects Of Quantity Surveying Practice

Author : Duncan Cartlidge
ISBN : 9781135138813
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The past decade has seen dramatic changes in the construction industry and the quantity surveying profession. The Latham and Egan reports and a client-led crusade for value for money is driving Quantity Surveyors to adopt these changes. In addition, the industry and the profession now stands on the threshold of the e-commerce revolution - one which has so far failed to penetrate the working practices of the majority of surveyors, particularly SMEs. Duncan Cartlidge addresses the evolving market in which today's Quantity Surveyors work, examining the new construction culture, new procurement strategies, e-practice and the QS, changing markets, delivering added value, supply chain management and partnering. The book is recommended reading for students of quantity surveying and an essential guide for all surveying professionals seeking to familiarise themselves with the latest developments.
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Building Drawing

Author : M. G. Shah
ISBN : 0074638769
Genre : Architectural drawing
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Bim And Quantity Surveying

Author : Steve Pittard
ISBN : 9781317387947
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients, designers, contractors, quantity surveyors, and building managers are still finding their feet in an industry where BIM compliance can bring great rewards. This guide is designed to help quantity surveying practitioners and students understand what BIM means for them, and how they should prepare to work successfully on BIM compliant projects. The case studies show how firms at the forefront of this technology have integrated core quantity surveying responsibilities like cost estimating, tendering, and development appraisal into high profile BIM projects. In addition to this, the implications for project management, facilities management, contract administration and dispute resolution are also explored through case studies, making this a highly valuable guide for those in a range of construction project management roles. Featuring a chapter describing how the role of the quantity surveyor is likely to permanently shift as a result of this development, as well as descriptions of tools used, this covers both the organisational and practical aspects of a crucial topic.
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Quantity Surveyor S Pocket Book

Author : Duncan Cartlidge
ISBN : 9781136436307
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 84.70 MB
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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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Walker S Quantity Surveying And Basic Construction Estimating

Author : G. Patrick Bourgeois
ISBN : PSU:000063884029
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 42.46 MB
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Developed by the faculty of University of Florida Construction Department & used as an introductory estimating course in conjunction with Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, this text guides the reader through a proven method of quantity surveying & estimating. This standardized method allows several estimators to work on the same project without confusion or loss of time & lets one estimator take over an unfinished estimate & understand what has been completed. The text reviews construction contracts, insurance & bonds. It discusses geometric shapes & conversion factors, & valuable tables aid the user in determining material quantities. It explains preparation of plans for survey, how to read plans & locate sections, & how to convert inches to decimals of a foot. It provides the reader with a method of estimating quantities & costs of concrete, formwork, reinforcing steel, masonry, earthwork, & carpentry. For residential construction.
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Quantity Surveying Practice

Author : Ivor H. Seeley
ISBN : 9781349144020
Genre : Building
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This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and substantially extended to enhance its value to the reader. All the basic skills of the quantity surveyor in construction procurement, contract administration and cost control and management are dealt with in sufficient detail to meet the needs of students. The newly developing areas of project management and value management are examined and illustrated in a practical way.
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Professional Negligence In Construction

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ISBN : 9781134436620
Genre : Architecture
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What is professional negligence? What are the obligations of construction professionals in contract and in tort? In what circumstances might the difference between the obligations be important? These questions are of crucial importance not only to construction lawyers but also to contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, project managers, and multi disciplinary practices. With the emphasis on the practical aspects of professional negligence in the construction industry and written in a straightforward yet authoritative way, this book is ideal for lawyers and students of construction and law as well as construction professionals at all levels.
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Willis S Practice And Procedure For The Quantity Surveyor

Author : Allan Ashworth
ISBN : 9781118589960
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Historically employed to estimate and measure the likelymaterial requirements for any building project, the role of themodern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employersand geographical locations to match. Change continues to be afeature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules ofMeasurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling(BIM) all adding to the already dynamic environment in which theQuantity Surveyor operates. This new edition of Practiceand Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor reflects that dynamicenvironment, addressing changing practices and procedures in theprofession, whilst focussing on the core skills which are essentialto success. The 13th edition of this classic text, originallywritten by three generations of the Willis family (all quantitysurveyors) continues to provide a thorough introduction to the workof the quantity surveyor in private practice, in public service andin contracting organisations.
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Added Value In Design And Construction

Author : Allan Ashworth
ISBN : 9781317878780
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 66.83 MB
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Added Value in Design and Construction takes a holistic, student-centred approach to offering public and private sector clients the ultimate reward; doing more for less. The Latham Report was a call to action and this book provides students of construction with the theoretical and practical knowledge to deliver the recommendations of the report. It describes the principles and techniques crucial to adding value and reducing costs in design and construction in the twenty first century. This book examines in detail a wide range of strategies that can be applied during the design and construction process to add value and bring the best interests of the client sharply into focus.
Category: Technology & Engineering