Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315519321

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

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The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3; measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format; changes in procurement practice; changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work; the increased use of NEC3 form of contract; the impact of BIM. 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.

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315519313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book has been updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and NRM3, and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focused coverage of the data, techniques and skills essential to the quantity surveying role makes it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost advice to the final account stage. Key features and updates included in this new edition: an up-to-date analysis of NRM1, 2 and 3; measurement and estimating examples in NRM2 format; changes in procurement practice; changes in professional development, guidance notes and schemes of work; the increased use of NEC3 form of contract; the impact of BIM. 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.

Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136292543

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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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 contract selection 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.

Construction Quantity Surveying

A Practical Guide for the Contractor's QS

Author: Donald Towey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119312957

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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The revised and updated comprehensive resource for Quantity Surveyors working with a construction contractor The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. This indispensable resource covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion. Today’s Quantity Surveyor (QS) plays an essential role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The QS engaged by the client and the contractor's QS have different parts to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond traditional measurement activities, to encompass day-to-day tasks of commercial building activities including estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as cost and project management. This updated and practical guide: Focuses on the application, knowledge and training required of a modern Quantity Surveyor Clearly shows how Quantity Surveying plays an essential central role within the overall management of construction projects Covers measurement methodology, the key elements of the contractor's business and the commercial and contractual management of a construction project The construction industry changes at fast pace meaning the quantity surveyor has a key role to play in the successful execution of construction projects by providing essential commercial input. Construction Quantity Surveying meets this demand as an up-to-date practical guide that includes the information needed for a Quantity Surveyor to perform at the highest level. It clearly demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to quantifying trade works and shows it as an important aspect of commercial and project management of construction projects.

Construction Project Manager’s Pocket Book

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533593

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

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Construction project management requires a broad range of knowledge, from technical expertise to leadership, negotiation, team building and communication. This practical no–nonsense guide covers all of the essentials of the role, including: Pre-construction activities Design management and BIM Procurement Feasibility studies Environmental management systems People skills Recommended document formats Occupancy activities Construction project management activities are tackled in the order they occur on real projects, with reference made to the RIBA Plan of Work and OGC Gateway process throughout. This is the ideal concise reference which no project manager, construction manager, or quantity surveyor should be without.

BIM and Quantity Surveying

Author: Steve Pittard,Peter Sell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317387953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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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.

JCT Contract Administration Pocket Book

Author: Andrew Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317525973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 227

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Successfully managing your JCT contracts is a must, and this handy reference is the swiftest way to doing just that. Making reference to best practice throughout, the JCT Standard Building Contract SBC/Q and DB used as examples to take you through all the essential contract administration tasks, including: Procurement paths Payment Final accounts Progress, completion and delay Subcontracting Defects and quality control In addition to the day to day tasks, this also gives you an overview of what to expect from common sorts of dispute resolution under the JCT, as well as a look at how to administer contracts for BIM-compliant projects. This is an essential starting point for all students of construction contract administration, as well as practitioners needing a handy reference to working with the JCT.

Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor

Author: Allan Ashworth,Keith Hogg,Catherine Higgs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118589963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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Historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match. Change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling (BIM) all adding to the already dynamic environment in which the Quantity Surveyor operates. This new edition of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor reflects that dynamic environment, addressing changing practices and procedures in the profession, whilst focussing on the core skills which are essential to success. The 13th edition of this classic text, originally written by three generations of the Willis family (all quantity surveyors) continues to provide a thorough introduction to the work of the quantity surveyor in private practice, in public service and in contracting organisations.

Building Measurement

New Rules of Measurement

Author: Andrew D. Packer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131756149X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Measurement of buildings is the core skill of the quantity surveyor. It underpins the procurement, management, delivery and subsequent commissioning of a completed building, and must now be completed using New Rules of Measurement 2 (NRM 2). In this much-needed new measurement textbook, the measurement of the most common building elements is described using NRM2. Extensive worked examples including fully up to date hand-drawn diagrams and supporting take-off lists ensure that the reader develops a confidence in their ability to measure using NRM2 in practice. A practical step-by-step approach is used to explain and interpret the detail of the specific Work Sections of NRM2, covering a broad range of different trades, including mechanical and electrical systems; external works; groundwork; masonry; joinery; and internal finishes. Presuming no prior knowledge of measurement or NRM2, and fully up to date with current practice, including consideration of Building Information Modelling, this is the ideal text for students of measurement at HND or BSc level, as well as practitioners needing a crash course in how to apply NRM2.

Quantity Surveying Practice

Author: Ivor H. Seeley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349144029

Category: Building

Page: 632

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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.

Architect's Legal Pocket Book

Author: Matthew Cousins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0080966039

Category: Architecture

Page: 357

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A little book that's big on information. The Architect's Legal Pocket Book is the definitive pocket reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket book provides key legal principles and the latest legal developments that will help you quickly understand the law and where to go for further information. This book covers a wide range of subjects focused on the UK including building legislation and the Localism Bill, negligence, liability, planning policy and development, listed buildings, party wall legislation and rights of light. Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this pocket book is an invaluable source of practical information and a comprehensive guide of the current law for architects. The Architect's Legal Pocket Book is written in a format that has already proved hugely popular throughout the construction industry and is a book no architect should be without.

Introduction to Construction Contract Management

Author: Brian Greenhalgh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549422

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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This book is an introduction to construction contract administration and management, covering the delivery and execution stage of a construction project and the various issues which the contract administrator needs to proactively manage. It can therefore be used as a contract administrator’s resource book covering what needs to be done (and why) to keep a construction project on track from a commercial and contractual perspective. It is particularly appropriate for students and new practitioners from varied construction professions and whilst it covers domestic (UK) projects, it will be particularly useful for those studying and working on international projects where terminology, procedures and legal systems may differ from the UK. The content is split into four parts and is subdivided into easy-to-read chapters replicating the timeline of a project during the construction stage: Part A covers initiating the construction stage, project delivery mechanisms, contract administration and health and safety management; Part B covers managing the construction stage, contractor performance and relationship management; Part C covers finalising the construction stage, project completion and close-out; Part D covers claims and disputes. Introduction to Construction Contract Management will be particularly useful for students enrolled on global construction programmes together with international distance learning students and non-cognate graduates starting out on an international career in construction contract administration and quantity surveying.

Architect's Pocket Book

Author: Jonathan Hetreed,Ann Ross,Charlotte Baden-Powell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131724303X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

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This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation’s architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can’t afford to be without.

Programming and Scheduling Techniques

Author: Thomas Uher,Adam S. Zantis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136860495

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Planning is an important management function and its effective execution is crucial to ensure the success of any project. This second edition of Thomas Uher’s and Adam Zantis' textbook maintains its focus on operational rather than strategic aspects of programming and scheduling of projects, providing the reader with the practical planning skills needed to be successful. Unlike most other textbooks that largely focus on the critical path method, Programming and Scheduling Techniques includes a comprehensive review of a range of practices used around the world. Topics covered in this thoroughly revised edition include: deterministic scheduling techniques including the bar chart, the critical path method, the critical chain method, the multiple activity chart and the line of balance a comparison of the critical path and critical chain scheduling techniques options for computer-based scheduling stochastic scheduling techniques including the critical path method based on Monte Carlo simulation and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) risk in scheduling work study. By covering a broad range of scheduling techniques this book is suitable for those planning projects in any industry, particularly in interdisciplinary or international contexts. Learning activities, step-by-step guides, and a downloadable answers booklet make sure no reader is left behind. Written for students studying undergraduate and postgraduate architecture, building, construction/project management, quantity surveying, property development and civil engineering programs.

Public Private Partnerships in Construction

Author: Duncan Cartlidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113422494X

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Collaborative working and partnering between the public and private sectors has been fairly standard practice in some form or other for over 100 years, but it is only in recent years that it has become more prevalent. In the UK, it is little more than ten years since the most widely known Public Private Partnership (PPP), the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), was launched and yet it has already been described by some as 'the new economic paradigm.' Public Private Partnerships in Construction is an authoritative and objective source of information on PPPs, including lessons to be learnt from the past decade, as well as coverage of their spread beyond the UK to governments in areas as diverse as Cambodia and California. With its detailed presentation of current issues, illustrated with case studies, this book provides a valuable practical resource for a range of students and professionals.

Watts Pocket Handbook

Author: Trevor Rushton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317214374

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 334

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Back in print for the first time in years, the Watts Pocket Handbook renews its commitment to share industry knowledge by providing technical and legal information across a comprehensive spread of property and construction topics. Compiled by the Watts Technical Director, the Handbook provides specialist information and guidance on a vast selection of construction related subjects including: Contracts and procurement Insurance Materials and defects Environmental and sustainability issues Watts Pocket Handbook remains the must-have reference book for professionals and students engaged in construction, building surveying, service engineering, property development and much more.

Civil Engineering Quantities

Author: Ivor H. Seeley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349227196

Category: Building

Page: 290

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The book fully explains the principles contained in the third edition of the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM3) and shows how they are implemented in practice. The contractual background to the measurement and valuation of civil engineering works is described in detail, as are the value and use of method-related charges. All aspects of the measurement of civil engineering work, from taking-off to bill preparation are covered; these are illustrated by some twenty-two worked examples containing working drawings and clear handwritten dimension sheets with fully explanatory notes. In addition to being completely revised and reset, the coverage is also extended with a further chapter on the measurement of the renovation of sewers and water mains.

Understanding Building Failures

Author: James Douglas,Bill Ransom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136448780

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Building defects still continue to plague the construction industry. The lessons learned over the last forty years have not been fully applied. Many new or refurbished buildings still leak or crack. Lack of awareness by designers and installers as to the main mechanisms that trigger such failures remains a problem for the industry. Investigating and rectifying building failures form a major part of building surveyors’ bread and butter work. This book provides guidance on this work for typical residential, commercial and industrial buildings – with advice on how to diagnose a wide range of defects with an emphasis on evidence based practice throughout. It considers both modern and older construction methods, together with new and traditional materials. The particular problems of alteration and renovation work are also discussed. The first four chapters provide information and guidance on the methodology for investigating failures – how to prepare for and conduct an investigation into a building defect and subsequently diagnose its cause in a logical manner. This fourth edition has been updated and expanded to cover the latest diagnostic procedures and research. It also includes Appendices and a new Bibliography, and provides an extensive list of books on building pathology and related topics in the UK and North America. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners interested in building surveying and building conservation.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

Author: Victoria Bestor,Theodore C. Bestor,Akiko Yamagata

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136736271

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists. The Handbook will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

Author: David C. Kraemer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135905819

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how, when, where and with whom you eat. This book begins at the beginning – with the Torah – and then follows the history of Jewish eating until the modern age and even into our own day. Along the way, it travels from Jewish homes in the Holy Land and Babylonia (Iraq) to France and Spain and Italy, then to Germany and Poland and finally to the United States of America. It looks at significant developments in Jewish eating in all ages: in the ancient Near East and Persia, in the Classical age, throughout the Middle Ages and into Modernity. It pays careful attention to Jewish eating laws (halakha) in each time and place, but it does not stop there: it also looks for Jews who bend and break the law, who eat like Romans or Christians regardless of the law and who develop their own hybrid customs according to their own 'laws', whatever Jewish tradition might tell them. In this colourful history of Jewish eating, we get more than a taste of how expressive and crucial eating choices have always been.