Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Jun 4, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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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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Contents

1 The quantity surveyor and the construction industry
1
2 Forecasting costs and value
33
3 Measurement and quantification
89
4 Procurement
197
5 Pricing and tendering
249
6 Contract procedure administration and organisation
319
7 Final account
387
Useful links and contacts
405
Further reading
411
Useful measurement rules and conventions
413
Index
417
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