Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work [NOOK Book]

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Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders.

This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; ...

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Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work

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Overview

Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders.

This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date.

Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.

• Covers every key stage from early cost studies to completing the tender estimate
• Illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation
• Ideal for students studying estimating and tendering as part of a construction related course

Audience: Students studying construction and associated disciplines in the UK and Europe. Professionals in construction and construction related areas working with UK organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136405211
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 44 MB
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Table of Contents

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1 Organization of the estimating function 1

2 Procurement paths 13

3 Forms of contract 36

4 Tender documentation 46

5 Estimating methods 66

6 Contractor selection and decision to tender 85

7 Project appreciation and enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors 102

8 Tenders with cost planning 118

9 Tender planning and method statements 152

10 Resource costs - labour, materials and plant 160

11 Unit rate pricing 168

12 Sub-contractors and market testing 214

13 Risk, opportunities and fluctuations 223

14 Provisional sums and dayworks 239

15 Preliminaries 246

16 Cashflow forecasts 267

17 Completing the estimate and final tender review 277

18 Tender submission and results 287

19 Action with the successful tender 302

20 Computer-aided estimating 309

Further reading 345

Index 349

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