Estimating for Builders and Surveyors

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Routledge, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 310 pages
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Written for students taking courses in building and surveying, 'Estimating for Builders and Surveyors' describes and explains the method used by the estimator to build up prices or rates for items described in the SMM7 format. Each chapter is a self-contained unit related to a particular element in the building. Worked examples throughout reflect both traditional and up-to-date technology. Written by an author team of academics and professional surveyors, this book continues to be an invaluable introduction to the subject of estimating.

* Written in line with The Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works to provide professional relevance
* Worked examples throughout ensure the student can practice the techniques described
* Comprehensive coverage of the trades gives the reader a complete picture
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The cost of labour
16
3 Mechanical plant
44
4 Preliminaries
58
5 Excavation and filling
73
6 Concrete work
104
7 Brickwork and blockwork
123
8 Underpinning
133
14 Plumbing installations
191
15 Linings partitions and surface finishes
225
16 Glazing
243
17 Decorative papers and painting
249
18 Drainage
257
19 Electrical work
266
20 Analogous rates
271
21 Information technology
281

9 Roof coverings
136
10 Asphalt work
156
first fixings
164
second fixings and finishings
179
13 Structural steelwork and metalwork
188
22 Tender strategy
287
Cost of mortars renders and fine aggregate screeds
301
Index
307
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