Up-to-date with changes brought about by RICS NRM
Covers the latest working practices, including early contractor involvement
Includes worked examples of estimation
Refers to the terminology used in US and ROW markets as well as those used by RICS and RIBA
Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement.
As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes:
This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.
Foreword 1. Introduction to Estimating Construction Work 2. The Nature of Costs in Construction 3. Early Contractor Involvement in Tendering Procedures 4. The Stages of Development of Construction Projects 5. Estimating Techniques at Inception and Design Stages 6. Estimating Techniques at Design Completion 7. Conversion of a Contractor’s Estimate 8. The Construction Stage 9. Other Costs Applicable to Construction Work References and Further Reading
Brian Greenhalgh FRICS FCIOB FQSi is a contract manager currently engaged by a major client organisation in the MENA region. He was formerly a principal lecturer in quantity surveying and construction project management at Liverpool John Moores University with responsibility for postgraduate programmes in quantity surveying and construction project management.