Construction Quantity Surveying: A Practical Guide for the Contractor’s QS pdf.
Construction Quantity Surveying: A Practical Guide for the Contractor’s QS, this Edition aims to provide readers with a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor s perspective. Following a brief introduction, the book s early chapters do cover measurement methodology, including SMM7, NRM and CESMM, and then focus on 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. The book demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to the measurement of trade works, but is in fact a dynamic and central part of the overall management of construction projects.
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This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide and insight into quantity surveying from a main contractor’s (the contractor) perspective and allow them to acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies of the contractor’s quantity surveyor. As a result of various procurement pathways open to clients, some contractors are prepared to offer a design and build service and commit to a predetermined budget. As a result, quantity surveying has become a skill in demand by contractors seeking input into contemporary aspects of construction procurement. This includes measurement, estimating, contract administration and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost and project management. The author’ s experience of the construction industry includes working practices in both the United Kingdom and Australia, and I have elected to use references based upon UK practice. However, many processes apply internationally, and the book will be of value to readers in any country who recognize quantity surveying as an integral part of the commercial and project management of a contractor’s business. The first chapter discusses the construction industry in general and the following two chapters focus on measurement methodology and the contractor’s business respectively, including a discussion on estimating and where the quantity surveyor fits into the process. The remaining chapters have a ‘hands on’ approach that discusses commercial and contractual management of a construction project, including day-to-day running from commencement through to completion. Anyone with an interest in the management of construction projects, including students working towards qualifications in construction, building economics, quantity surveying, or any course relevant to the industry, will find the book invaluable as both a learning guide and source of reference.
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